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Dragon Blade

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 2015
  • Daniel Lee
  • 99 mins
  • 15

Summary

A corrupt Roman ruler leads a vast army to seize control of the Asian trade routes. The leader of a band of Chinese warriors vows to defend his homeland from them, aided by a Roman general who has turned his back on the empire. Together, they assemble an army from 36 nations to repel the invading army. Historical action adventure, starring Jackie Chan, John Cusack and Adrien Brody. In Mandarin and English

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Fat pay cheques are luring Hollywood stars to China to boost the global appeal of home-grown films - in this case, John Cusack and Adrien Brody. They're rubbing shoulders with local superstar Jackie Chan, playing rival Romans; one protecting a consul's young son, the other seeking to kill him. Chan plays a falsely disgraced military commander seeking to restore his reputation by fortifying a Chinese city, with Cusack's help, to fend off Brody and assorted other foes. Chan brings martial artistry to the fight, Cusack his siege skills, and the the film overall is a mishmash of languages, styles and tones. Fights, for example, range from the comic to the graphic. But the Chinese have patently thrown a lot of money at Dragon Blade. It's lavish, with some genuinely spectacular moments. And there's some amusement to be derived from seeing Cusack, in particular, look like a fish out of water in such surroundings. It's a film more likely to get watched, if at all, for its curiosity value.

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Credits

Cast

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Huo AnJackie Chan
LuciusJohn Cusack
TiberiusAdrien Brody
Lady CrassusSharni Vinson
Cold MoonLin Peng
Xin QingMika Wang
Yin PoSi Won Choi
CaptainYang Xiao
RatTaili Wang
Red SunSammy Hung

Crew

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DirectorDaniel Lee

Details

Theatrical distributor
Signature Entertainment
Released on
2016-01-15
Languages
English | Latin | Chinese
Guidance
Violence, brief nudity.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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