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Three Kingdoms (2008)

San guo zhi jian long xie jia (original title)
His country torn asunder by civil war, Zhao Zilong, a common man heeds the call of duty and from the humblest of roots rises through the ranks on wings of courage and cunning to command an ... See full summary »

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Daniel Lee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Lau ... Zhao Zilong
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Luo Ping-An
Maggie Q ... Cao Ying
Cunxin Pu Cunxin Pu ... Zhuge Liang
Andy On ... Deng Zhi
Rongguang Yu ... Han De
Hua Yueh ... Liu Bei
Lung Ti ... Guan Yu
Zhi-Hui Chen Zhi-Hui Chen ... Zhang Fei
Vanness Wu ... Guan Xing
Damian Lau ... Cao Cao
Haifeng Ding Haifeng Ding ... Zhang Bao
Hongbo Jiang ... Ruan
Hongtao Wang Hongtao Wang ... Huang Zhong
Menghe Wu Liji Menghe Wu Liji ... Ma Chao
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Storyline

His country torn asunder by civil war, Zhao Zilong, a common man heeds the call of duty and from the humblest of roots rises through the ranks on wings of courage and cunning to command an army charged with liberating the land from an evil warlord. Inspiring by action, honor and a dream of unifying his divided nation, Zhao Zilong's heroism becomes legend, but as the years pass and the throne changes hands the war still rages on. When a newly enthroned king decides peace can only be achieved by defeating the warlords once and for all, the aging Zhao Zilong embarks on his final and greatest campaign, a road to adventure that will crown his name in glory for all time. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody battle sequences | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

China | South Korea | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

3 April 2008 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Kingdoms See more »

Filming Locations:

China

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,159,516
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Poor directing ruin this film
5 October 2011 | by iamdeltrnSee all my reviews

The top review I see on here asks why this movie isn't getting higher ratings. I counter: why should it? What should be a masterful story is ruined by absolutely poor directing. This movie seeks to do such much in a short amount of time. If this movie were another hour long, maybe they could've squeezed everything in. Instead, you have back stories that don't get fleshed out, people who become major characters out of nowhere and then suddenly its supposed to be emotional when they get killed, and decades of time passing with barely any filler of what happened in that time. And what is up with the ending? There is no catharsis, there is no meaning behind any of the actions that occur, there is just superfluous and emptiness. And why even throw in that hint of a love story? Nothing ever gets spoken of it again. Everything that occurs is just pointless.

If you are looking for a Chinese war movie simply to pass some time, this is watchable. Beyond that, there are many other movies in that genre that are more enjoyable and well crafted.


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