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Set during China's Three Kingdom's era (AD 220-280). The story of a great king and his people, who will be expelled from their homeland and will aspire to claim it. The king, violent and ambitious, of mysterious methods and motives; his general, a visionary who yearns to win the final battle but needs to prepare his plans in secret; the women of the palace, who struggle to find redemption in a world where they have no place; and a commoner called "Lord of all the world", will be the characters around who turn the inexorable forces of this story.Written by
Interesting Moments Here and There, but Overall Underwhelming
I wanted to love this movie because I love wuxia films, but this one fell a little flat for me. My biggest problem with this movie is that the first hour is kind of boring; it was slow, claustrophobic, and pure buildup but not exciting buildup because the characters weren't interesting. When the big battle happens halfway through, the movie picks up mostly due to how technically brilliant it is, and it stays interesting the rest of the way even if you can see the ending from a mile away.
This movie is watchable and it does have some brilliant parts sprinkled throughout, but the absolutely uninteresting characters bring this movie down. it's decent, but I definitely wouldn't consider it to be anywhere close to the top of great wuxia films like the reviews suggested it was.
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