#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are starving, and recent political reforms have made matters worse, not better. The ruling Qing Dynasty, led by a seven-year-old emperor, and his ruthless mother, Empress Dowager Longyu is completely out of touch after 250 years of unquestioned power. Huang Xing has recently returned from Japan, where he has studied the art of modern warfare. When he finds his country falling apart, he feels he has no choice but to pick up the sword.
Plot: At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are starving, and recent political reforms have made matters worse, not better. The ruling Qing Dynasty, led by a seven-year-old emperor, and his ruthless mother, Empress Dowager Longyu is completely out of touch after 250 years of unquestioned power. Huang Xing has recently returned from Japan, where he has studied the art of modern warfare. When he finds his country falling apart, he feels he has no choice but to pick up the sword.
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Commemorating the Centennial of the 1911 Chinese Revolution
Considering this is only a little more than an hour and a half in length, “1911” does a pretty decent job of offering the viewer a look at the 1911 revolution in China that toppled the Qing dynasty and inaugurated the Chinese Republic. The movie is heavy on battle scenes as the republicans and monarchists battle – and some of them are pretty graphic. The movie also gives a substantial look at some of the internal politics of the republican movement, which was not exactly a unified movement, except in its overall goal of toppling the monarchy. There’s a few reflections on the place of foreigners and on repeated foreign interference in Chinese affairs. Basically this is pretty well acted by everyone involved, and it plays it pretty straight, with only one scene that I can recall that descends into Chinese martial arts. The fact that it is so short means that while it offers the viewer a good taste of the revolution, it lacks any real depth. Obviously, the era was far more complicated than is portrayed here.
One thing that detracted from my enjoyment of the movies was the subtitles. I understand the need for them, of course, but there were two problems with them – first, they sometimes flashed by so fast that it was difficult to read them, and, second, there were many times when there were two different sets of subtitles on the screen – one translating dialogue, and one translating historical information that was being offered on screen. It was difficult to follow both, and the latter especially were written in a very small font.
The movie was produced in mainland China to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1911 revolution. Unsurprisingly, then, the movie pays homage in its closing captions to the Chinese Communist Party as the inheritors of the revolutionary tradition. Aside from that, though, this didn’t come across to me as a particularly heavy propaganda piece, which I appreciated. (6/10)
the next stage in history was set
China has been one of the primary driving forces in the world for almost two millennia. The incarnations known to recent generations are the People’s Republic of China (the mainland) and the Republic of China (Taiwan). But these only emerged after two thousand years of monarchical rule. Jackie Chan’s “Xinhài Gémìng” (“1911” in English) looks at the revolution that brought down the Qing dynasty. This topic briefly got touched on in “The Last Emperor”, but here we get the full story of how Sun Yat-sen sought funds from the Chinese diaspora to counter the Western powers’ support of the corrupt, dysfunctional royal family. Over the course of a year, the revolutionary movement waged repeated battles against the monarchy, eventually forcing Puyi’s abdication in 1912.
Chan plays Huang Xing, a Sun’s second-in-command, with Winston Chao playing Sun. I should say that the movie’s pace in some scenes is awkward, with words identifying the characters while they talk (making it hard to read the subtitles). But that’s only a minor problem. The battle scenes, and the look at the 72 Martyrs make clear that the road from the Qing dynasty to republican China was no easy one. It’s not a great movie, but I recommend it. A similar movie that I recommend is “The Soong Sisters”.
Also starring Jaycee Chan, Li Bingbing, Joan Chen and Hu Ge.
Original Language zh
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min), 2 hr 1 min (121 min) (DVD)
Genre Drama, History, War
Director Tao Hai, Wei Li, Guoqiang Tang
Writer Xingdong Wang, Baoguang Chen
Actors Jackie Chan, Winston Chao, Bingbing Li
Country China, Hong Kong
Awards 6 wins & 7 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor (Beijing) Visual Technology, Beijing, China (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A