Dragon Blade

2015

Action / Adventure / Drama / History

46
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 36%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 45%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 15497

Synopsis


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Cast

John Cusack as Lucius
Adrien Brody as Tiberius
Jackie Chan as Huo An
Sharni Vinson as Lady Crassus
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943.43 MB
1280*534
English
R
24 fps
2hr 7 min
P/S 10 / 37
1.94 GB
1920*800
English
R
24 fps
2hr 7 min
P/S 9 / 22

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jgallo-10942 1 / 10

Wow that was bad

How do people get funding for things like this. I just kept hoping it wold get better but to no avail. Was it meant to be this bad? Is this the style in China? I can expect this from Jackie but John should have know better. Was he hard up for money? Don't waste you time. I'll never get those two hours of my life back.

Reviewed by IkhwanArif 7 / 10

Silly but Admirable

Every language has it's own rhythm, it's on cadence and it's own sound. The way a language is used affects the way it's community view and express how they perceived their world.

Mixing two languages, two cultures, in a film is often a tricky thing, as it needs to successfully communicate to two separate kinds of audience who have differing expectations of what movies should be.

Dragon Blade is a silly but admirable attempt at trying to marry English, or rather American, with Chinese cinematic sensibilities.

Where it succeeds, is the action. The choreography is solid even if Jackie Chan's age is showing. And it helps that they use a double for John Cusack, as he doesn't have the physicality of an martial action star.

The premise of the story had a lot of promise, but it was drowned by the transparently lame attempt at virtue signaling diversity and equality, when it would have made the movie much more interesting if it was approached with cynicism and realism.

Politics is about power play and to have a Game of Thrones type power play would have been a more satisfying film. Instead, there were a lot of unnecessary scenes that made the movie feel even longer than it's 2 hour length. The writing was also poor, as it uses expositions and monologue to further the story; a tool often used by Hong Kong and Chinese film industry.

The acting is mediocre at best and some of the actors - on both sides - were annoying, but bearable. Amazingly, John Cusack was less annoying than usual. Adrien Brody was alright, Jackie Chan was himself and everyone else was forgettable.

Still, it was a fun watch.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 4 / 10

big muddle and big battles

Inspired by the story of a roman legion which vanished attacking the Parthian empire in 50 BC, this is a tale of civilizations clashing on the silk road. Huo An (Jackie Chan) leads the Silk Road Protection Squad which tries to keep the peace among the warring factions. They are framed for gold smuggling and sentenced to prison work detail at the Wild Geese Gate. Lucius (John Cusack) leads his Legion to the gate with a blind boy named Publius. They are on the run from Publius' murderous brother Tiberius (Adrien Brody).

There continues to be an effort to sell Chinese movies by adding Hollywood elements. This has led to bending and twisting stories to accommodate the additions. The stories feel artificial and manufactured. It's a mess of clunky muddle. There are some nice battle scenes in this one. They are wild fun action but this movie is immediately forgettable.

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