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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 06.19.15] China action drama adventure



You can't make this shit up. You just can't.


The latest bit of weirdness: Dragon Blade; a Chinese produced enormous action epic starring Jackie Chan, John Cusack and Adrien Brody.


It actually doesn't sound terrible. It's the story of a group of lost Roman soldiers who have wondered into China and need to find their way home. It just looks bad.


It's like a Uwe Boll directed period epic with a ginormous budget. It looks terrible and I can only reason that Cusack and Brody took the job because the money was too good to pass up. I guess at this point, the pair are past caring about their careers. As for Chan, he's also listed as a producer so he has vested interest. Plus, his career has weathered worse.


Dragon Blade has already opened in China and a number of other Asian. It opens in North America September 4.




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Irons (2 years ago) Reply

It's actually an excellent film, which had huge succes in Asia and good reviews from The hollywood Reporter, Variety and Screen Daily.

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Marina (2 years ago) Reply

I must admit that's surprising. Wasn't expecting much from this based on the trailer.

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MrSatyre (2 years ago) Reply

Lost, huh? Even the Romans knew how to determine direction. Don't keep heading East, you morons!


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