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To the contrary, THE GUILLOTINES kinda/sorta tinkers in similar territory, but director Andrew Lau (whose career proves he knows better) traffics in all the wrong directorial choices.
(NOTE: The following review will contain minor spoilers necessary solely for the discussion of plot and characters. If you're the kind of reader who prefers a review entirely spoiler-free, then I'd encourage you to skip down to the last three paragraphs for my final assessment. If, however, you're accepting of a few modest hints at `things to come,' then read on ...)
At the height of the Qing Dynasty, THE GUILLOTINES were a secret brotherhood of royal assassins empowered by the Emperor to do his dark deeds: crush whatever rebellion may start in its tracks. They're outfitted with swords of the same name - flexible blades of steel that launch deadly rings with the power to decapitate their victims by the pull of a trigger - and, in using them, this medieval `Injustice League' become an unstoppable force leaving only fear in their wake.Read more ›
the trailer and begging of the movie were very mis-leading. I watched it all the way through, and it turned out to be a very good drama.
With that being said, i loved the story and plot of this movie. I found it to be inspirational and refreshing, especially towards the end when it all unfolds. I would recommend this movie to people who love kung fu movies and enjoy inspiring story plots.
When I purchase a bluray, I always ascertain on the rewatchability of the movie. On a scale of
10, this movie scores 1 on rewatchability.
99% of the film focuses on depressing dialogue, and it meanders on and on........
Martial arts fans should steer clear of this drab boring movie.
Whatever fighting scenes there are in this film, one can see in daily life between any 2
drunken ruffians on the streets; just throwing plain wild punches and kicks at each other.
The fight scenes just comprises of people crudely punching the next person, or using swords
to slash the next person, or using rifles to shoot a person. There is NO "arts" or skill at all
displayed in the fighting scenes; just crude, simple punches or kicks shown by the actors.
I am inclined to think, for this film, there is no martial arts instructor, or if there is one, he is
a master charlatan.
Do rent or better still, view this movie free before deciding to buy; I just don't understand
some reviewers claiming this is a "good martial arts film with lots of action"; maybe these
PLEASE, PLEASE try to view this movie for free first, before ever regretting after
There should be no encouragement or incentive for such films to be made in the name
of Martial Arts to deceive the paying consumer.
Otherwise the film makers will be laughing all the way to the bank with your hard
earned movie for this shameful, fiasco of a rubbish movie.
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A really good movie. Surprisingly better story than I thought it would be. The acting was great, as well as the costumes and locals. I' be watching this one again soon.Published 15 months ago by Carl F. Walther