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Mojin: The Lost Legend (2015)

Xun long jue (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 18 December 2015 (USA)
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In 1969 PRChina, two men survive a supernatural tomb. They later become tomb raiders with Shirley/Qi Shu. 20 years later in NYC, one is hired to find that tomb again and the 2 friends follow later.

Director:

Wuershan

Writers:

Chia-Lu Chang (screenplay) (as Chia-lu Chang), Muye Zhang (novel)
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Credited cast:
Kun Chen ... Hu Bayi
Angelababy ... Ding Sitian
Qi Shu ... Shirley Yang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keith Collea ... Bar Owner
Alex Eckstorm Alex Eckstorm ... Police Officer A
Marianna German Marianna German ... Pedestrian C
Sandra Gumuzzio ... Street Performer
Bo Huang ... Wang Kaixuan
Xi Huang Xi Huang ... Translator (as Joe Wong)
Lorie Kellogg Lorie Kellogg ... Pedestrian A
Jonathan Kos-Read Jonathan Kos-Read ... Mark
Omar Krystion Omar Krystion ... Breakdancer C
Kevin Lee ... Body Guard
Ivan Leon Ivan Leon ... Breakdancer A
Xiaoqing Liu ... Madam Ying
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Storyline

In 1988, the three Mojin(tomb raider), Hu Bayi, Wang Kaixuan, and Shirley Yang, retires and relocates to New York. While Bayi and Shirley have become romantically involved and Kaixuan feels that the great Mojin deserve more than the financial despair they've faced in the States, the trio are pulled back into a grave-robbing game in Inner Mongolia, China, to explore the reason behind the death of Ding Sitian, who was Bayi and Kaixuan's first love died back in 1969. Written by Tellingya

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This film marked the second time Shu Qi and Huang Bo worked together. See more »

Quotes

Shirley Yang: You know that seeing is not believing. What you believe to be true is not determined by your eyes but your brain.
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Tombraiding Chinese style...
8 October 2016 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

"Mojin: The Lost Legend" (aka "The Ghouls", a title which do the movie no justice at all) is definitely not a movie that you should let slip under your radar. I became aware of the movie because I am a fan of Shu Qi, so of course I had to watch the movie. And let me just say that this movie can essentially be summarized as a Chinese "Tomb Raider" movie, of sorts.

The story is about three close-knitted tomb explorers whom is drifting apart, as they are not adjusting to life in USA, after having left China behind. And when Wang Kaixuan (played by Huang Bo) sends an alluring video with proof of an ancient tomb, the interest of the Hu Bayi (played by Kun Chen) and Shirley (played by Shu Qi) is stirred. But what secrets will the Mojin unearth in this ancient tomb? And are the intentions of their employer really what they say? Whom can you trust when you are trapped far beneath the surface of the Earth?

There is a very good pace to the movie, and it kicks up into a fast and good pace early on, and it doesn't really slow down throughout the course of the movie. And as such, then there weren't really any slow, dull or boring moments throughout the two hours that the movie run for.

The effects in "Mojin: The Lost Legend" were goods and that really helped the movie along quite nicely. Especially because special effects and CGI that prove convincing, realistic or just dazzling awesome are very important to movies such as this. And the special effects and CGI team handled this with flying colors.

"Mojin: The Lost Legend" has a good assembly of cast members. The three lead talents were equally performing well in the movie; that being Huang Bo, Kun Chen and Shu Qi. But also Xiaoqing Liu (playing Madam Ying) was standing out here with her performance.

If you enjoy adventure movies with supernatural elements, such as "Indiana Jones", "Tomb Raider" and the likes, then you should most definitely give "Mojin: The Lost Legend" a chance. Don't write it off because it is a Mandarin movie, because this movie is definitely a well-worthy addition to the adventure genre.


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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin | Hindi | English

Release Date:

18 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$279,974, 20 December 2015

Gross USA:

$1,243,810

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$259,368,448
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Auro 11.1 | Dolby Atmos

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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