When corrupt Roman leader Tiberius arrives with a giant army to claim the Silk Road, Huo An teams up his army with an elite Legion of defected Roman soldiers led by General Lucius to protect his country and his new friends.
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Archeologist Jack keeps having reoccurring dreams of a past life, where he is the great General Meng Yi, who is sworn to protect a Korean Princess named Ok-Soo. Jack decides to go investigate everything with his friend William.
The all-powerful Monkey King once roamed freely between Heaven and Earth, but after angering the gods, he was imprisoned within an ice cage deep within the mountains. Five hundred years ... See full summary »
When corrupt Roman leader Tiberius arrives with a giant army to claim the Silk Road, Huo An and his group of trained warriors teams up with an elite legion of defected Roman soldiers led by General Lucius to maintain the delicate balance of power in the region. To protect his country and his new friends, Huo An gathers the warriors of thirty-six ethnic nations together to fight Tiberius in an incredible epic battle.Written by
The opening titles state that the events occur in 50 BC. Lucius introduces himself to Huo An as a representative of the Roman Empire. The founding of the Empire is generally set as 27 BC, when Octavian became Augustus Caesar. See more »
General Huo once said, "A person who only laments the past is a coward, whereas a person who can change the future is a true hero."
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PLEASE TELL THE WIND TO BRING MY FATHER HOME
Composed by Henry Lai
Lyrics by Hui Siu-Wing, Wang Pingjiu
Performed by Jackie Chan, Queen Wei (Wei Yunxi)
Original Publisher JAVA MUSIC PRODUCTIONS See more »
Makes a good spoof - if only it was intended to be
This films starts with 'based on true events' - hopefully this is just a very loose translation. I could possibly live with 'inspired by true events' (in much the same way that Game of Thrones was inspired by the Wars of the Roses, so I'm told).
It starts out insane, and somehow manages to dig an even bigger hole into insanity. It only just manages to avoid including doing a dance routine - but only by dressing it up as competitive martial training. I find it hard to complain about the choral interlude, as this was one of the more comic moments - spoiled only by attempt to tug at heartstrings by dubbed angelic singing of the very non- Caucasian young patrician Roman.
The film as a whole suggests that there were 3 or 4 different directors shooting bits of each, each with competing ideas about the plot - and some poor editor tried to patch it together, hoping no one would notice the chasms where sense and reason might live.
I've given this 2 stars because there were (mostly unintentional) entertaining moments, but this was one of the most utterly bonkers films I've watched in a long time. Not dull, not boring but for something based (be it ever so loosely) on an historical event, less believable than a bad Star Trek episode.
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