The film is about action plus rousing and likable emotions synonymous with the Jackie Chan brand — that is, synonymous outside of stuff like Shinjuku Incident. However, Lucius is an honorable man and his primary focus is protecting young prince Publius Jozef Waite , so their fight reaches a peaceful conclusion. Updated daily and in real-time, we track all high-def disc news and release dates, and review the latest disc titles. Night sequences are blasted with deep blues, a relief from the rest. As for Adrien Brody he did an amazing job playing the guy you love to hate, but you can't help respect the guys crazy abilities in sword play he mad it look so easy. Synopsis La paix et l'égalité entre les peuples : telles sont les valeurs auxquelles croit le charismatique capitaine chinois Huo An. Something went wrong with this movie.
While I did enjoy this movie, I expected something more intellectually challenging from Daniel Lee after seeing his previous film White Vengeance. If that was the plan the whole time why blind him before instead of just killing him outright. Dragon Blade runs through its narrative — obviously truncated. Two music videos are the final pieces of the disc. However, this is a frequent issue, in particular as characters exit the city to discuss their options for war or non-war.
The story is a little underdeveloped. Huo An and Lucius soon become allies and friends, and as Tiberius draws closer with his army of 100,000 soldiers, they must find a way to fight back, even if they are severely outgunned. That's fitting, because Dragon Blade oftentimes feels cut from the same cloth as less pretentious Hollywood historical epics. Peace would be boring though, and soon there's John Cusack on Jackie Chan action. The Dragon Blade home entertainment release includes a behind-the-scenes featurette, extended interviews with the cast and crew, and music videos featuring Jackie Chan.
Witnessing his parents murder and accidentally killing his sister started a domino effect that set this characters life in motion to become the Hero of this war. Their scenes annoy due to poorly-written English dialogue and drippy platitudes — just snip at the beginning and end of the film and you can lose the whole thing entirely! Nice, not too sweaty and full of humanist wisdom — that's the Jackie Chan we know and love. Its carrying a basic and just uninteresting storyline to carry the film. Bringing you all the best reviews of high definition entertainment. And the entire beginning is subtitled which makes it hard to really watch what is going on because you have to keep reading the dialogue. Reds, golds and the like feel boldened and full. I usually like Jackie Chan, but this was so cliche and just awful.
Not helping matters is the editing. Not what Jackie Chans group is, how they were formed, or why they feel they should protect silk road. In the end, he too succumbs to the unruly politics of the region, as he's falsely accused of smuggling and exiled to Wild Geese Gate. Movements are smooth and waiver between natural and cinematic. For tonality, contrast weighs heavily as the sun sits on the horizon line.
Huo An is an honorable guy who'll fight for justice and drone on about friendship and decency whenever anyone's in earshot. This would be rental or stream to see if you like it then buy it for a good sale price kinda deal. Color is of limited concern. Film 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. Unfortunately, Huo An's team is framed for a crime and are reassigned to dilapidated Wild Geese Gate, where they must help to rebuild the fortress within fifteen days. Chan himself is fine — and still a martial arts titan. The English-speaking pair serve as feuding Roman generals stepping into Chinese territory, neither of them with the brutish presence needed to sell their roles.
The desert setting laces most of the scenery with an amber hue. There are some highlights abound, but ultimately its nothing worth the full recommendation of sitting through this movie to see. The plot is disconnected and non-sensical. Certain scenes are just stumps. The moral is dropped repeatedly like an anvil tied to a quasi-Vitruvian crane onto the audience, and the revisionism and Chinese nationalism is pretty thickly spread. Within the first five minutes of the film, you sort of feel like this is gonna be kinda cheap and shitty.
Together they must fight against overwhelming odds. One of the most expensive movies ever to be filmed in China, Dragon Blade was released to much fanfare during the 2015 Lunar New Year period and quickly roared to the top of the box office — no small feat in the always crowded Lunar New Year movie landscape. Extended interviews are offered — just shy of an hour — which appears to the pool of content available to editors for the featurette. Prices in other currencies are shown for reference only. Of concern is fidelity which varies wildly between scenes. So much shoot'm up and overly-gross-for-no-good-reason torture scenes.
Facial details like stubble, scuffs, make-up and the like shine through from most distances. The worst thing about Dragon Blade could be excised; the film features an insipid framing sequence about a couple of modern archaeologists Vanness Wu and Karena Lam searching for Wild Geese Gate. Not that Dragon Blade is a towering achievement elsewhere. That Chan can still do likable helps to offset the copious bromance and cheesy emotions. A mercy killing, probably, if those scenes are of Cusack and Brody.
Lionsgate produces a transfer capable enough to hold the artifacts back. Meanwhile, in order to save Publius from his vicious brother Tiberius Adrien Brody. Overall though, this is a top of the line image. Again it just isn't plausible or the story as it is told is just really poorly done. The epic action-adventure is now available On Demand. Its plenty sharp and crystal clear, with details appearing very impressive. Outside of the blue or red uniform decorations for the Romans, Dragon Blade appears singularly focused.