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      Blade of Kings

      2004 1h 44m Action List
      Reviews 35% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings In a kingdom ruled by an evil queen who enslaves men, a street performer with a great destiny embarks on a quest to restore balance to the sexes. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Audience Member Review: I quite enjoyed this epic adventure, because of the funny characters and the, somewhat, unique storyline. During a time when men and women are not allowed to mix and the women are the superior race, a pair of brothers, Charcoal (Jaycee Chan) and Blockhead (Bo-lin Chen), work in a travelling show for Master Blackwood (Tony Ka Fai Leung) and they get handed a mysterious stone with a map engraved on it. With the help of 2 attractive girls, Blue Bird and the 13th Master, they follow the map to try and get the treasure. As females are not allowed to have relationships with men, they fight there feelings and try to keep to the task in hand but there true feelings soon start to show and there love for each other helps them through there many battles that lay ahead. They then come across a sword, which can only be touched by the true king and when Charcoal takes hold of the sword, his travelling companions realise that he is the only person who can kill the Queen and bring civilisation back to normal. Charcoal isn't very happy with his new role as king, but when his loved one is kidnapped by the evil Queen, he builds an army to help him and Blockhead on there mission. After rescuing there Blue and the 13th Master, Charcoal uses his mighty sword, which has many powers, to bring love back into his village and to kill the evil Queen. It was an unusual storyline which I did find a bit weird at first, especially when the women were selling men for money but once the mission gets going and the relationships start to blossom between the four adventurers, it's quite enjoyable. The string movements during the action scenes were ridiculous but the witty script saved the day. My expectations for the movie wasn't that high, especially when I saw that I had to read subtitles but I, surprisingly, got into there epic journey and I couldn't help rooting for the couples to get it on, even though they weren't allowed to show there true feelings for each other. The glossy scenery and chemistry between the characters, added to this well put together movie which definitely gets the thumbs up from me. Enjoyable! Round-Up: This movie was directed by Corey Yuen who brought you No Retreat, No Surrender I & II, Above The Law, The Legend I & II with Jet Li, Red Dragon, The Defender, The Enforcer, The Transporter with Jason Statham and the Avenging Fist. It was also directed by Patrick Leung but he hasn't got any popular movies to his name. They done a great job with this film because it does have something for everyone but the action scenes really did let the film down. Jaycee Chan, 33, is the son of Jackie Chan so I wasn't surprised to see Jackie play a small role in the movie. I liked Donnie Yen's character, General Lone but you don't get to find out anything about his past. Anyway, I found a lot of the film quite amusing and I would watch it again. I recommend this movie to people who are into their action/adventure/comedies starring Charlene Choi, Jaycee Chan. Bo-lin Chen, Donnie Yen, Daniel Wu and Jackie Chan. 7/10 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member gr8 cast but i stiopped watching as there was no english subtitles Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Another Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon? A wicked empress rules over the land Huado where she has made all men slaves to women. A prophecy is told of a humble boy rising to one day place a king back on the thrown. A young man, Charcoal Head, is born and begins a journey of learning martial arts and magic. The young man appears to be on the path to the thrown. "Why don't you just kill me?" "How can I? I don't hate you enough." Corey Yuen, director of The Defender, The Enforcer, Dead or Alive, The Legend, The Legend II, and Above the Law, delivers Blade of Kings. The storyline for this movie actually wasn't bad and the action scenes and the unique weapons were very cool. The magic scenes were a bit cheesy. The acting was good and the cast includes Jackie Chan, Donnie Yen, Daniel Wu, Edison Chen, Charlene Choi, and Bingbing Fan. "I really hate aggressive people." I watched this film off Netflix because it starred the legendary Donnie Yen and Jackie Chan. They were both awesome in this movie and the female characters were also well done. The use of the magic elements were too over the top that made this film fairly mediocre to me. I would skip this unless you're a diehard fan of the genre. "I will never be a happy ghost." Grade: C Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Action 'comedy' that's not funny with crappy fight effects (slow-mo, CGI, floaty nonsense) and hideous acting. Add awful direction to the mix and you get a bargain bucket film. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Kinda weird, but ok movie. Jackie Chan and Donnie Yen are in it but in very small roles (they do fight each other). Jackie's son is in this too. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Crap doesn't even begin to describe this turgid, ill-made film. Looks like a vehicle for vapid, androgynous pretty boys who have all the acting skills of a mashed banana. (Apologies to the banana). Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In a kingdom ruled by an evil queen who enslaves men, a street performer with a great destiny embarks on a quest to restore balance to the sexes.
      Director
      Patrick Leung, Corey Yuen
      Producer
      Albert Lee
      Screenwriter
      Roy Szeto
      Genre
      Action
      Original Language
      Chinese
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 3, 2012
      Runtime
      1h 44m
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