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      White Vengeance

      2011 2 hr. 15 min. Drama List
      Reviews 44% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Liu Bang (Leon Lai) and Xiang Yu (Shaofeng Feng), brothers in battle, fight for supremacy during the fall of the Qin Dynasty. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jun 13 Buy Now

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      Audience Member White Vengeance has some amazing scenes of tension and wit, but everything else is rather pedestrian. The huge battle scenes are no match for the cat and mouse game, with two former comrades vying for the throne after disposing of the Qin Emperor. Its also a bit overlong in its third act, but a nice twist at the end there. Its not something I'd recommend, but if you want an intriguingly overlong cat and mouse style movie with the occasional battle scene, then this movie is for you. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member 135 minutes? Really? Long dramatic pauses and superfluous B-story could have been cut. Lee is a good director, but this look at the time between the Qin and Han dynasties is dull, even with fantastic cinematography and costumes. This is primarily a historical drama about political and battle strategy. Impressive amount of extras, and great settings, probably good for fans of the boring parts of Game of Thrones. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member A bit to complex with all the characters. At least for me, Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member The most impressive part is the contesting scene between Fan Zeng (Anthony Wong Chau-Sang) & Zhang Liang (Zhang Han-Yu). Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Two rebellious generals unite to overthrow the emperor but a rift opens between them when deciding who should rule in his stead. Like Red Cliff, White Vengeance is a Chinese historical epic based around the battle of wits between two competing armies and their tacticians. While John Woo's film centred around the characters and their motivations, this film instead chooses ham-fisted gaming analogies to the point where the big centrepiece of the film is actually a game of speed chess set to dramatic music and swirling wobbly-cam to make it look dramatic and exciting to any viewer with the attention span of an invertebrate. That's not to say that White Vengeance is without merit; the visuals are full of the requisite high quality costume design, epically scaled battles and well orchestrated sword play. Unfortunately what punctuates it is just a lot of clumsy exposition barked between the lead characters alongside cod philosophy and confusing plotting that makes it difficult to follow who is on whose side and why for the majority of the time. Even the romance with the politely pretty and demure heroine seems like a half-hearted afterthought. There is an interesting message about how power corrupts at the very end but it's too little too late to salvage the messy, unconvincing plot leaving the whole thing with the feel of a box-ticking "state sanctioned" movie which is inferior in every way to Red Cliff. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Story was interesting, fighting was alright, characters were alright, acting were alright, nothing really stand out in this movie, only part history telling. Although you can pick out the fault and language used. ie the way they speak Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Charles Webb MTV It's the kind of over-the-top spirit that kept me engaged and really into the movie, and it's a shame that it makes up such a relatively small part of the movie's two hour-plus running time. The rest of it is kind of generic stuff with a broad message... Jul 3, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Liu Bang (Leon Lai) and Xiang Yu (Shaofeng Feng), brothers in battle, fight for supremacy during the fall of the Qin Dynasty.
      Director
      Daniel Lee
      Screenwriter
      Daniel Lee
      Production Co
      Starlight International Media
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Chinese
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 4, 2013
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