Movie The Warlords (2007)

20171121:
While the movie had good visuals and good action sequences, I had trouble understanding the story. In particular, I didn't understand the movie's ending.

The Warlords: Erhu, Pang, and Wuyang

At best, I would classify the movie as a tragedy with an unsatisfying ending.

While I enjoy many of Jet Li's movies, the lack of direction in this film makes it difficult for me to recommend.

Netflix determined the movie for me as a <=55%* match. I decided to give the movie neither a thumbs up nor a thumbs down.

Liansheng (Jinglei Xu)

*With the first movie without a match percentage being 1st, The Warlords was the 29th out of 51 items with hidden match percentages.

Instant Comments:
Can't wait to be home...
Wait. I can't tell. Is she the same girl? [A later scene answers this question: yes]

General Pang Qingyun (Jet Li as Lianjie Li)

"Remember my face. Take revenge in the next life."
Hmm. That first guy to volunteer just had balls. The rest came in largely after the incentive. Ha.
Damn. That sideways turned canon.
What a sacrifice... (by the commander)
1hr17

Zhao Erhu ( Andy Lau as Dehua Liu)

4000 soldiers. That's unfortunate.
Busted. (Qingyun and Erhu's wife)
"I have walked on thin ice my whole life."
That's extreme... He kills Erhu's wife
Oh. The Wikipedia plot summary is different from the movie. In the movie Qingyun explains why Erhu has to die.

Jiang Wuyang (Takeshi Kaneshiro as Wu Jincheng)


Watched 20171121 (Netflix, Instant) (Streaming until 20171122)
The Warlords* (2007) Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Wai Man Yip. 126 min
*Tau ming chong (original title)

Relevant Links:
The Warlords (IMDb.com)
The Warlords (Tau Ming Chong) (RottenTomatoes.com)
The Warlords (Wikipedia.org)

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