Can his dream become hers? The storyline and emotions in Empress and the Warriors feel exceptionally, exceptionally perfunctory, as they're not really given the focus or support needed to make them affecting. They don't really turn in quality performances, but they're photogenic, likeable, and good for audiences who like a little popstar connection with their big-budget moviegoing. An Empress and the Warriors nonetheless is handsomely mounted, with an extremely impressive production design and some jaw dropping location work, especially in the forest scenes where Feier and Lanquan find true, if fleeting, love. Shimmer crops up incessantly on the ornately sculpted headgear the warriors wear, and often on the geometrically patterned chainmail which adorns their breastplates and armor. A mysterious man Duan Lan-Quan Leon Lai saves her. Well, the action is decent, though it's a tad underwhelming until the finale, when Donnie Yen goes Donnie Yen on hordes of soldiers who can't fight the manly uber-stud that is Donnie Yen.
Feier and her loyal Muyong Xuehu Donnie Yen unite to defend the kingdom. You'd think that responsibility would require a serious, focused young woman with a tremendous chip on her shoulder, and not a ditzy, pouting princess who has time to act silly. For more about An Empress and the Warriors and the An Empress and the Warriors Blu-ray release, see published by Jeffrey Kauffman on August 11, 2010 where this Blu-ray release scored 4. Part of what ails An Empress and the Warriors is readily apparent in the above paragraph: this is a film that lurches uneasily from battle to romance with nary a pause in between. Its settings, scale, and the grandeur it implies are very much new, keeping with the vogue for elaborate Ancient Chinese action-dramas that started with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and continued with a zillion other movies starring Zhang Ziyi. But really, the audience shouldn't be required to do that work for the filmmakers. Though the story and even style themselves are redolent of a number of relatively recent films coming out of China, Ching frames both the battle and romance sequences with a sure hand, even though some curmudgeons may decry the schmaltziness of the love angle and the gimmicks like step printing utilized in the battles.
When he goes over the top, though, everyone had better watch out, because it's time for even more Yen muscular posing and badass glares - and as anyone whose seen Dragon Tiger Gate or Flash Point knows, Yen overacting is the height of entertainment. Contrast and black levels are very good throughout the film, and overall, despite some annoyances, An Empress and the Warriors looks quite sumptuous indeed. But that's not the end of the film's lack of credibility. Yen Feier Kelly Chen is thrust onto the throne when her father is killed in battle. Her coronation is talked about but never depicted, and the sense of scale implied by the film's story and dialogue never seems to register. This is a film which doesn't seem to quite know what it wants to be, sort of like Mulan herself, so perhaps that's fitting. Perlu diketahui, film-film yang terdapat pada web ini didapatkan dari web pencarian di internet.
Entertaining in a throwaway and ultimately rather dumb manner. Lanquan spends his time communing with nature and building a primitive hot air balloon, and the time Feier spends with him is idyllic, cute, and jarring in its lack of continuity. He treats her wound and gives her a vision of a different kind of kingdom. Once Feier is wounded, however, we're suddenly in the midst of a burgeoning love story in a whimsical locale, and An Empress struggles fitfully with some pseudo-philosophical ruminations about war, love and destiny which bring the film pretty much to a screeching, if rather beautifully lensed, halt. If you can get past some tonal shifts that are more than a bit jarring, An Empress and the Warriors offers some sumptuous visual delights that help to overcome a lot of these faults, and the film comes recommended.
But her bearing is not regal, and her acting marvelously inconsistent. The battle segments do offer a goodly amount of immersion, with thundering hooves and the pelt of rain filling the soundfield appealingly. If one reads through the lines, Empress can make much more sense, as the outline of a workable, if clichéd plot are present. Many audiences believe that's what movies are all about. There are some glimpses of larger armies before some of the battles, but by and large this is a curiously empty film.
Can a kingdom change its nature? Though it's not explicitly cast from the same material as previous Mulan efforts, as expert commentator Bey Logan makes clear in one of the extras on the new Blu-ray release of An Empress and the Warriors, there's no debating the fact that this particular film plays on the Mulan legend, casting a winsome young princess, Yan Feier Kelly Chan , as the unexpected military head of her Yan Dynasty upon the wounding, and later assassination, of her father. Maybe if they had added some talking animals, then her performance would feel more appropriate. However, the King knows that Wu Ba is a power mongering rat bastard and chooses to pass him over, thereby earning Wu Ba's ire, as well as a quick assassination when no one is looking. A bit more time spent on character development would have given the audience more investment in the story and made Feier especially more than just a symbolic cipher. She's rescued by an enigmatic hermit cum medical man named Dan Lanquan Leon Lai , who nurses her back to health in his fanciful quasi- Swiss Family Robinson treehouse even as Wu Ba consolidates power, claiming that Feier has abandoned her throne and run away. Here, she's required to portray a determined young princess who takes up a difficult challenge: heir to an entire kingdom that happens to be at war. The apps are synchronized with your account at Blu-ray.
The princess is later attacked and injured by the treacherous official Wu Ba, but is rescued by Duan Lanquan, whom she falls in love with. Isn't the Emperor cute when he plays in his sandbox like that? While the opening scenes of the movie are cast in shades of gray, once Feier escapes to the forest, things move into a beautiful, and often very subtly gradated, green palette. Feier goes from serious and directed to silly and sassy, and the film doesn't provide enough backstory to give her personality switch much credibility. With the fate of their kingdom in the balance, Feier must choose between her duty and her dreams. Chen stars as Yan Feier, daughter of the King of Yan, who is seriously wounded in battle with the opposing Zhao army, and chooses to pass his command to adopted orphan Muyong Xuehu Donnie Yen.
Still, Yen is an accomplished thespian next to Kelly Chen, who forever seems to be attempting roles outside her rather limited range. After an assassination attempt leaves Feier missing and mortally wounded, she's found and nursed back to health by kindly doctor Duan Lanquan Leon Lai , who lives in an elaborate treehouse that looks like it was shipped over from the planet Endor. The action can be diverting and the performers are pretty close to A-list. What does work here are the visuals, impressively delivered by director Ching Siu-tung. Faced with continued attack from outside and within, the princess must make some important decisions to ensure the survival of herself and her country. Kami tidak menyimpan file film tersebut di server sendiri dan kami hanya menempelkan link-link tersebut di website kami.