Dragon Blade

Year Released: 2015
Main Stars: Jackie Chan,  John Cusack,  Adrien Brody
Review Date: December 2016
Last watched: December 2016
Number Watches: 2
Format Watched: Bluray

Dragon Blade. Nothing much to do with the movie but it doesn’t really matter as there isn’t much great about the rest of it anyway.

Not quite true, I guess, as the fight sequences and Jackie’s moments of drama are so much better than the surrounding ramshackle of dust and large sets. The costumes are OTT, sets are OTT, concept is a bit OTT but the music is really dull. This is a film for kids and a select audience who like big-set, strange historical numbers. There’s a very slight historical interest but a quick internet search get’s you past that in minutes.

The action is not the technical work of earlier Jackie so there’s a lot of crowd fighting but three or four scenes of sword fights are mesmerising.

However. It’s not enough. Direction and script to blame here and there isn’t enough of anything else so my advice is to wait until the kids are a bit older and grab a few of these kind of film for evening-fillers. I wouldn’t run to it for any other reason.

BluRay Extras: None. Oh, no, wait, the label said the English subtitles were extras. Right.

Watchability (once, twice, etc.)
Keep DVD?
Watch if on TV?
Hug, Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Hug road.


About Simon Trail

I'm just another film watcher with an opinion.
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