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Three Kingdoms (2008)

San guo zhi jian long xie jia (original title)
His country torn asunder by civil war, Zhao Zilong, a common man heeds the call of duty and from the humblest of roots rises through the ranks on wings of courage and cunning to command an ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Zhao Zilong
... Luo Ping-An
... Cao Ying
Cunxin Pu ... Zhuge Liang
... Deng Zhi
... Han De
Hua Yueh ... Liu Bei
... Guan Yu
Zhi-Hui Chen ... Zhang Fei
... Guan Xing
... Cao Cao
Haifeng Ding ... Zhang Bao
... Ruan
Hongtao Wang ... Huang Zhong
Menghe Wu Liji ... Ma Chao
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His country torn asunder by civil war, Zhao Zilong, a common man heeds the call of duty and from the humblest of roots rises through the ranks on wings of courage and cunning to command an army charged with liberating the land from an evil warlord. Inspiring by action, honor and a dream of unifying his divided nation, Zhao Zilong's heroism becomes legend, but as the years pass and the throne changes hands the war still rages on. When a newly enthroned king decides peace can only be achieved by defeating the warlords once and for all, the aging Zhao Zilong embarks on his final and greatest campaign, a road to adventure that will crown his name in glory for all time. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for bloody battle sequences | See all certifications »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Could have been so much better
31 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

On the surface this movie had everything. Sammo Hung directing the fight scenes and acting in a major role. Maggie Q in a Chinese speaking action role. Some amazing scenery and sets.

But sadly it is quite a dull movie, probably because the direction and script were also dull. Chi Leung took an interesting story and made it boring. The action scenes were not bad but seemed to have no point to them. The story was hard to follow and at points you lose interest in it. Who is who is confusing and the characters are not well rounded out, so much so that this feels like a movie full of extras and no stars. Magge Q is excellent but too underused and her character is just not evil enough. Any Lau may as well not have been in the movie as he is as dull as can be.

So a wasted opportunity when this could have been so much better.


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