In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.
When they are evicted from their apartment in a provincial city in Northern China, a young bar singer and her two male friends rent rooms from a retired opera singer in Peking. The ... See full summary »
To save the only child of the Zhao Family, whose entire clan was massacred at the hands of a nefarious minister, a doctor sacrifices his own son; after the Zhao child grows up, the doctor becomes intent on seeking his vengeance.
In the twilight of the Ming Dynasty, the Imperial court is plagued by corruption as tyrants rule over the land. With the Manchurians preying on a weakened empire, war is imminent. To save ... See full summary »
In the mythical land of Huadu, Charcoal Head, a humble boy born to rule an empire must undertake his journey to claim his throne. It is an epic action adventure combining romance, fantasy, comedy and cutting edge Hong Kong style martial artistry.
I don't understand why people are so critical of this movie- I thought it was hysterical. however, i also saw it in China without subtitles and i'm not completely fluent in Chinese, so my conjecturing about the plot might have made it better. I'll admit that the plot was a little stupid, but the dancing was really cool. But seriously people, its amazing because it's so ridiculous and cheesy, you can't help but laugh. A lot of times people take movies too seriously, and probably somewhere this is listed as a comedy. Or maybe its just me, as only the Americans in the audience were laughing as much as I was. Movies are supposed to be entertaining, and this movie most certainly was.
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