Empire Of Assassins [DVD]
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Would I watch again? - No I won't
*Also try - Warrior's Way & Fearless
By now we know that most english dubbing for martial arts movies are bad so we've come to overlook it. However, from the way the movie ended, I think the producers ran out of film financing. oh where oh where do I start with the problems of this movie.
(taking a deeeeeeep breath)
The plot. Okay brothers torn apart from a young age who later find themselves at opposing ends of an assasination plot is compelling but it took wayyyyyy too long to get things going. The fighting was ok but even that got old quick. Now you know when the martial arts in a movie is no longer interesting it's pretty much downhill from there.
Also, the movie looks cheap in film quality. The film editor shouldve been fired for scenes that were either cut too long or too short. Note to Film editor: pacing matters. There was lots of fat to cut in this movie. I'm doing you a favor by limiting my criticism.
I'd only recommend this movie if you had a choice of this movie or watching paint dry. *dead stare*... yeah THAT bad.
On a scale of 1 to 10 I would give this a 5. I'd go much lower but the spirit of bruce lee still lives on and I owed him one for the great films he made that inspired me.
Note to bruce: After this movie...WE'RE EVEN
The dubbing into English at times was fine, but when they fought, the grunts almost seemed comical. The soundtrack at times was modern, but also resorts back to traditional Chinese style of music. It is a tough film to watch. I would recommend getting your ninja fix elsewhere. Don't blame me, I warned you. Let me put it this way: I will be giving my copy away for free. It should be a crime to charge for it.
- Some of the fighting scenes are good. Some are bad because of poor editing and filming.
- The fighting scenes are non stop from the beginning of this film to the end. There's no time for character development. For example, the 2 brothers fought against each other in many scenes. Each time, one of the brother had a chance to kill the other brother but he stopped it when seeing a big scar on that guy's neck. Then the director did not give the characters time to investigate the scar further. He just showed the two fighting again and again in the following scenes. And then the same guy stopped the fighting when he saw the same scar again. It's so silly that it's boring.
- In short, it's a waste of money. I'd rather watch Iron Monkey again.
The movie does show the dedication and training of the shaolin fighting skill.
I would suggest this movie if you are into shaolin kung fu.
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