Early 1700: Cartographer Jonathan Green (Jason Flemyng) from Forbidden Kingdom (2014) is back to map the Russian Far East. He's forced on to China, where he confronts the Dragon Master et al. The iron masked Russian Czar escapes the Tower of London to a Russian ship.
English traveller Jonathan Green (Jason Flemyng) receives from Peter the Great an order to map the Russian Far East. Once again he sets out for a long journey full of incredible adventures that will eventually lead him to China. The cartographer will unexpectedly face a lot of breathtaking discoveries, encounter bizarre creatures, meet with Chinese Princesses, and confront deadly martial arts masters, and even the King of all dragons, the Dragon King. What could be more dangerous than meeting eye-to-eye with Viy, except doing it again? What would be stronger this time, a staunch skepticism of the scientist or the old black magic that has seized power of Eastern lands?Written by
Russian Film Group
There is a Game of Thrones (2011) connection with this movie: Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister) appeared with Arnold Schwarzenegger in Last Action Hero (1993) as Benedict. Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared with Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) in Terminator Genisys (2015), which she succeeded Linda Hamilton in the iconic role of Sarah Connor. Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) played Sarah Connor in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008). Jason Flemyng was Lena Headey's boyfriend from 1994 to 2003. (Talk about six degrees of separation.) See more »
Flying little creature that entered the Jonathan's carriage at the end of a previous movie (Viy (2014)) was not a sweet little winged monkey, but a creature of more ghastly appearance. See more »
[from the trailer]
[on seeing Master snatch up an object]
Don't Throw That, It's Genghis Khan's Helmet
Helmet? It's a Latrine Pot
[chucks it at James]
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Competently made with its "so bad it's good" charms
Apart from the undeniable charm of silly wigtacular duel of Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger, 'The Mystery of the Dragon Seal' has not much to offer. Still, it is competently made and there is something captivating about the nuttiness of it all.
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