The Emperor's Sword

2020 [CHINESE]

Action / History / War

IMDb Rating 7.2 10 20

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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by lotekguy-1 5 / 10

Lyrical period piece with some excellent f/x and visual effects

This period action drama opens with a huge battle that results in China being unified under a single monarch for the first time. The goal was to create a peace that would endure for generations. The emperor's sword was considered so powerful, that it was re-forged into a pair. One stayed with the emperor. The other sent far away with trusted General Meng to keep anyone from getting both and usurping the new regime. Great plan. For about a decade.

The emperor dies. An underling kills the rest of the family and dispatches hordes of minions to re-take the other sword half. General Meng's daughter escapes with the item, and for the rest of the movie we watch her being chased by lots of baddies, helped along the way by a handful of heroes, including her dad's former disciples, reluctantly wrenched from their idyllic 10-year retirements on account of this treachery.

That plot is fairly common among Asian action fare, so the key here is a matter of style. Director Zhang Yingli plays it soft on the gore, opting for a more lyrical, aesthetic approach to the heroics and high body count. Think Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon without the romance, as opposed to the high-octane thrills from adrenaline pumpers like most of the work from a Jet Li or Donnie Yen. Much of the bloodshed occurs in slow motion, backed by a complementary score, making those scenes more elegant than visceral. That's not only true for the swordplay, but for several masterfully-framed sequences involving archers.

Western viewers should play close attention to the quiet parts, since the characters and time sequence might otherwise become rather confusing, especially due to several flashbacks interspersed with current proceedings. Those accustomed to the fast-paced, high energy segment of the genre that's dominated since the Hong Kong fare of the 1970s will need to scale down expectations for this relatively quiet production, that embraces viewers with less tolerance for explicit gore. The Emperor's Sword still delivers plenty of epic-level CGI moments and a fair bit of wire work. Several particularly well-choreographed fight sequences justify checking this one out purely on their own merits.

Reviewed by tkdlifemagazine 6 / 10

Swords and Weapons on Display

The Emperor's Sword- Movie Review. Chaos, swords, and knives is the best, one sentence, summation of the new Well Go USA Entertainment release, The Emperor's Sword. This 90 minute adventure and action movie is an homage to the films that littered the Saturday "Kung Fu Theater" programs of the 1970's. It is a fun, high spirited martial arts action film hitting Digital, Blue Ray and DVD on November 9, 2021.

During a time of peace, a deadly sword that bestows great power upon its wielder was divided and hidden. After the emperor dies, a deranged rebel seizes power and stages a massacre during his search for the blade, leaving only one survivor. Now, the young daughter of a great general is all that stands between a tyrant and his quest for domination.

The film has a simple plot with a fantasy through line and is populated with characters that have a certain comic book feel, but they are fun to watch. The weapons fight choreography and fight cinematography are fun to watch and the film is short enough to not overstay its welcome.

I was not crazy about many of the "Green" screen effects in some of the battle and journey scenes but this was not overly detrimental to the enjoyment of the film.

The film has good action, but is not overly bloody and violent. If you combine this with the simple storyline it becomes a good film for various members of the family to watch together.

It is subtitled which is always a preference of mine to having the dialogue dubbed.

If you like swords, knives, and arrows and medieval martial arts action I would check out The Emperor's Sword.

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