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The Warlords (2007)

This is a period epic in every sense of the word. It covers a lot of ground depicting war and it’s consequences. It tells the story of three “brothers” played brilliantly by Jet Li, Andy Lau and Takeshi Kaneshiro who make a pact of brotherhood to one another that consists of killing anyone who harms one of the brothers and killing any brother who harms another brother as they lead an army through war after war taking over city after city. The cinematography is outstanding, the budget is huge, the directing brilliant and the war scenes brutal as can be. The battle scenes didn’t pull any punches either. Blood flies across the screen as limbs roll on the ground. It’s truly fantastic. They are the highlight of the film as the first half seems to not pull away from the battlefield. The film is also extremely colorful. Every scene is stunningly vibrant. There are so many memorable scenes from the film and half of that is due to how they were shot. The Warlords is one of the best Chinese war epics I’ve ever seen.

Sadako’s Rating: 4 stars out of 5

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Also known as The Enforcer. Excellent Jet Li actioner finds him as a cop unable to tell his wife and son his true profession. Sent on an assignment to infiltrate a gang in Hong Kong, his cover is blown by the head. With a female cop played by the late Anita Mui on his tail and his son in mortal danger, will Jet’s character be able to come out of this alive.

It’s definitely up there with one of Jet’s best action movies and the fight sequences are out of this world especially when they have him team up with his son who’s also a kung-fu kicking expert. The little lad is special and so agile during his fights. Highly recommended.

Sadako’s Rating: 4 out of 5

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