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Tian jiang xiong shi (2015)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Huo An
John Cusack ... Lucius
Adrien Brody ... Tiberius
Si Won Choi ... Yin Po
Peng Lin ... Cold Moon
Mika Wang ... Xiu Qing
Yang Xiao Yang Xiao ... Captain
Taili Wang Taili Wang ... Rat
Tin Chiu Hung Tin Chiu Hung ... Red Sun (as Sammy Hung)
Shaofeng Feng ... General Huo Qubing (as William Feng)
Sharni Vinson ... Lady Crassus
Lorie Pester Lorie Pester ... Parthian Queen
Xiangdong Xu Xiangdong Xu ... Secretary (as Xiang Dong Xu)
Qing Xiu Qing Xiu ... Wolf
Sung-jun Yoo Sung-jun Yoo ... Cougar (as Steve Yoo)
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Storyline

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 Lionsgate

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When the Eagle meets the Dragon. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | English | Latin

Release Date:

4 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon Blade See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,102, 11 September 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$74,068

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$123,928,485
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (USA cut)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

John Cusack and Adrien Brody appeared in The Thin Red Line (1998). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Huo An: 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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Soundtracks

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
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Makes a good spoof - if only it was intended to be
18 July 2016 | by hal-regSee all my reviews

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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