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Call of Heroes (2016)

Ngai sing (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime | 12 August 2016 (China)
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A group of villagers must stand up to a warlord's psychopath son, who is protected by a Commander with proficient martial arts skills as well as a small army.

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Benny Chan
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Credited cast:
Ching Wan Lau ... Yeung Hak-nan
Eddie Peng ... Ma Fung
Louis Koo ... Cho Siu-lun
Jing Wu ... Army Commander
Quan Yuan Quan Yuan ... Chow So-so
Shuying Jiang ... Bai Ling
Kai Chi Liu ... Liu Kap-cheung
Philip Keung ... Lee Tit-ngau
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chun-Kit Cheung Chun-Kit Cheung
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... General on Horse
Tin Chiu Hung ... Cheung Mo
Ting Yip Ng ... Shum Ting
Jiaolong Sun Jiaolong Sun ... Lei Yue
Xing Yu ... Wong Wai-fu
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During the warlords era in China, a village located in rural area called Pucheng fell into dangerous situation when its government allocated all its military force to the front line, the cruel commandant Cao from the enemy troops arrived the village and killed the innocent, the guardians of Pucheng were desperate to fight against Cao for justice and to protect their homeland.

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Hong Kong | China

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Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

12 August 2016 (China) See more »

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$32,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Not Bad
21 February 2017 | by nicholls_lesSee all my reviews

This is an interesting Martial arts movie in that it follows a tradition used by many Martial Arts producers to copy old Sergio Leone type movies.

The lone traveller enters a village where evil outsiders set out to destroy the town and kill many ordinary innocent people. A clash of good over evil where the town's folk eventually pull together to defeat their attackers.

It has all been done before and the irony is that Sergio Leone was himself copying from the early samurai movies when he produced his now famous spaghetti westerns. This movie very much copies that mould and even the background music is reminiscent of those old Sergio type westerns.

The story is good and the characters are interesting. However the evil of the Louis Koo character is shockingly evil and there are some unexpected moments. For me the weakness was the two friends (or were they brothers?) I just could not believe that one could go along with the unnecessary evil of the warlords son, but apart from that they were good characters.

The Martial arts was of a high standard, as you would expect with the great Sammo Hung directing the action scenes, and Ching Wan Lau was outstanding as the whip cracking Sheriff. Eddie Peng is very good in his Clint Eastwood role. All the other supporting characters were well acted and the Direction was excellent. There is some CGI but this is not overused as it is in many modern movies of this genre.

So over all not a bad Martial Arts movie.


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