Dragon Blade

2015

Action / Adventure / Drama / Fantasy / History

54
IMDb Rating 6 10 16,451

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Cast

Adrien Brody as Lester
Jackie Chan as Meng Yi / Jack
John Cusack as Deputy Mayor Kevin Calhoun
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943.43 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
127 min
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1.94 GB
1920×1080
English
R
23.976 fps
127 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 5 / 10 / 10

A mish-mash of stuff, but some of it works

DRAGON BLADE isn't a great film at all, but given that the previous Jackie Chan film I watched was Chinese ZODIAC, it seems somewhat acceptable by comparison. Certainly it's a messy movie, which is typical of Jackie's more recent efforts, but it has some good stuff included alongside all of the tat. The story is supposedly based on historical fact and involves some Roman soldiers who traverse the Silk Road and find themselves in China. They're split into two factions, the small number of good guys and the overwhelming bad, and the good guys end up joining forces with Jackie and his men to fight the enemy. What DRAGON BLADE boils down to is a heady mix of laughable sentiment, Chinese comedy, war and battle sequences, and some very bad acting. Jackie himself doesn't really seem to do much that's new in this film. The director throws in a few of his old-fashioned fight scenes to recall his glory days, and while the action is acceptable, it's never memorable. It's the western actors who do surprisingly well: Adrien Brody as the quietly menacing villain, and John Cusack as the likable ally. Some of the set-piece sequences are well-handled, like the building of the defences, and the large-scale action at the climax is quite a lot of fun. I was glad to see that director Daniel Lee has calmed down since the days of DRAGON SQUAD and can now direct reasonable fare like this and THREE KINGDOMS: RESURRECTION OF THE DRAGON. DRAGON BLADE isn't perfect by any means, but there's a good film hiding underneath the mish-mash of styles and ideas.

Reviewed by jgallo-10942 7 / 10 / 10

Wow that was bad

How do people get funding for things like this. I just kept hoping it wold get better but to no avail. Was it meant to be this bad? Is this the style in China? I can expect this from Jackie but John should have know better. Was he hard up for money? Don't waste you time. I'll never get those two hours of my life back.

Reviewed by IkhwanArif 7 / 10 / 10

Silly but Admirable

Every language has it's own rhythm, it's on cadence and it's own sound. The way a language is used affects the way it's community view and express how they perceived their world. Mixing two languages, two cultures, in a film is often a tricky thing, as it needs to successfully communicate to two separate kinds of audience who have differing expectations of what movies should be. Dragon Blade is a silly but admirable attempt at trying to marry English, or rather American, with Chinese cinematic sensibilities. Where it succeeds, is the action. The choreography is solid even if Jackie Chan's age is showing. And it helps that they use a double for John Cusack, as he doesn't have the physicality of an martial action star. The premise of the story had a lot of promise, but it was drowned by the transparently lame attempt at virtue signaling diversity and equality, when it would have made the movie much more interesting if it was approached with cynicism and realism. Politics is about power play and to have a Game of Thrones type power play would have been a more satisfying film. Instead, there were a lot of unnecessary scenes that made the movie feel even longer than it's 2 hour length. The writing was also poor, as it uses expositions and monologue to further the story; a tool often used by Hong Kong and Chinese film industry. The acting is mediocre at best and some of the actors - on both sides - were annoying, but bearable. Amazingly, John Cusack was less annoying than usual. Adrien Brody was alright, Jackie Chan was himself and everyone else was forgettable. Still, it was a fun watch.

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