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Saving General Yang (2013)

Yang jia jiang (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, History, War | 10 May 2013 (USA)
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Northeast China, early Northern Song dynasty, AD 986. The Khitan army takes its revenge for a past massacre, abducting General Yang Ye (Adam Cheng) and leaving his wife and seven sons to ... See full summary »

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Ronny Yu

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Katherine Lo (translation) (as Kat Lo), Edmond Wong | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fan Xu ... Madame She (as Xu Fan)
Adam Cheng ... Yang Ye
Ekin Cheng ... Yang Yan Ping
Bo Yu ... Yang Yan Ding (as Yu Bo)
Vic Chou ... Yang Yan Ang
Chen Li ... Yang Yan Hui (as Li Chen)
Raymond Lam ... Yang Yan De
Chun Wu ... Yang Yan Zhao
Xinbo Fu ... Yang Yan Sing (as Fu Xin Bo)
Bing Shao Bing Shao ... Bayan (as Shao Bing)
Ady An ... Princess Chai (as An Yi Xuan)
Vivi Lee Vivi Lee ... 1st Lady
Apple Wang Apple Wang ... 2nd Lady (as Wang Xi Zhi)
Dong Zhang Dong Zhang ... 3rd Lady / Tu Ah Lang (as Zhang Dong)
Cici Chen Cici Chen ... 4th Lady
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Northeast China, early Northern Song dynasty, AD 986. The Khitan army takes its revenge for a past massacre, abducting General Yang Ye (Adam Cheng) and leaving his wife and seven sons to rescue him - and fall into their deadly trap. Led by the first son (Ekin Cheng), the seven - two of whom have never seen combat - set out with a small band of fighters to face an army of thousands, brave the treacherous Wolf Mountain, face the nemesis of their shared history, and find the way back alive - all to bring their father home.

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Among 3000 Warriors, a Father and his 7 Sons, none but 1 shall live.

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Adventure | History | War

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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

10 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Saving General Yang See more »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,756,500
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Despite shooting multiple arrows the archer brother always has the same number of arrows in his quivers. In the final duel he shoots far more than he has, and first one then the second quiver disappears without opportunity/time to drop them. See more »

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A fresh makeover of a classic Chinese legend
17 August 2013 | by mc12000See all my reviews

This is a feature film version of the Yang army story which is one of the legendary stories passed down from generation to generation amongst the Chinese population. The fact is, the film will not raise any kind of excitement or appreciation for anyone else other than Chinese people. For example, many reviewers do not even know that there are multiple versions of this story portrayed in multiple TV series. "So what?", they ask... well because you have something to compare to and once again, I stress that its all down to appreciation of the history of the story which most critics will have lacked.

It is true that there are similarities to 300 and Troy but this is executed with style. In fact, I would use the word "Style" to describe this remake. It has a stylish look and feel to it which saved what could have been disaster. The cast features a few big names who struggle to exert their screen presence due to the vast number of prominent characters. To my surprise none of the actors and actresses impressed me with their performances, which I found merely adequate. Instead, I was more impressed by the sets and choreography as well as the movie score. The cast features two big names, Ekin Cheng and Raymond Lam, who I had expected to shine. Instead they are allowed to fall back on their wooden acting (both are guilty of this acting style) which left the rest to veteran HK actor, Adam Cheng. Unfortunately Adam Cheng tends to excel in roles that are less serious, and I felt that someone with more physical presence was needed for the role of the General.

But still, I gave this film 10/10 purely in an effort to balance up the poor ratings given by the clueless. I was half expecting someone to confuse this film with "Saving Private Ryan". I never thought anyone would own up to it....


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