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The Warlords 2007 123movies

The Warlords 2007 123movies

Dec. 12, 2007126 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Set in China in the 1860’s during the Taiping Rebellion, the story is based on the assassination of Ma Xinyi in 1870. Loyalist General Qingyun is the only survivor of a battle with anti-Qing rebels. He encounters a starving village, whose inhabitants engage in banditry to survive, where he is nursed back to health by the attractive Liansheng. With his strength regained, Qingyun impresses one of the village bandit leaders, Jiang Wuyang, with his fighting skills. Wuyang introduces him to his “big brother”, who also happens to be Liansheng’s husband, Zhao Erhu and Qingyun begins to assist them with their raids. Qingyun convinces his two new comrades to form a loyalist army unit to fight the rebels and feed their own people. The three men swear a blood oath. Their stunning military successes impress the governing powers, but as Qingyun’s influence begins to grow, they soon fear him. The political and emotional stakes will be tested, leading to differences between the blood brothers.
Plot: A heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on “The Assassination of Ma,” a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about the killing of general Ma Xinyi.
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The Warlords 2007 123movies 1 The Warlords 2007 123movies 27.0/10 Votes: 26,485
The Warlords 2007 123movies 3 The Warlords 2007 123movies 263%
The Warlords 2007 123movies 5 The Warlords 2007 123movies 270/100
The Warlords 2007 123movies 7 The Warlords 2007 123movies 26.7 Votes: 210 Popularity: 8.318

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An intricate epic on the complicated relationship between 3 ‘brothers’
This is not Crouching Tiger. It’s as good as Hero,House of Flying daggers. You wont be amazed by the CGI special effects. You will be stunned by the intense constant evolution of the story line and relationships between 3 men who have much to learn from each other.

I don’t wanna spoil further. I want to say that i am really disappointed in the west for turning a blind eye to eastern movies in general. This movie is an epic. It deserves 20 000 votes. I cannot believe some of the movies that reach Nr 1 at the Box Office when only a relative few informed bothering with movies like this.

This is some timeless movie making.

Review By: jxharding Rating: 9 Date: 2008-03-06
Patchy but interesting at times look at power corrupting within, as unrequited love and that equated lust for glory and dominance seep through in measure.
Joint Chinese-Hong Kong venture The Warlords is a somewhat troubled but additionally somewhat interesting account of the relationship between three men, told amidst the backdrop of something far grander, that is the true event of an allusive and mysterious murder that happened in China, in 1870. Rather than have an opinion of or make a statement on these events; it is more a study of power play and control, and how with so much at stake and so many at one’s disposal, things can quite feasibly fall drastically apart if trust and loyalty between those within the higher-ups isn’t prominent. Alas, the film sounds more interesting than it is; providing us with a collection of interesting ideas and themes but placing them in scenes that feel mechanical and obligatory as everything plays out to the conclusion.

For all the sense of scope and the sheer grandness behind it, what with the hundreds of extras and the vast, open settings; the fact of the matter that The Warlords essentially boils down to the link between these three male individuals, and one additional female, is quite extraordinary. There might even be an argument that the film makes for a better romance picture, and by the end is more interested in the destructive nature of love than lust for power and control over territories. The three men predominantly involved are Zhang Wen-Xiang (Kaneshiro); Zhao Er-Hu (Lau) and Pang Qingyun, who is played by Jet Li. The film thrusts us into the the forefront of Qing Dynasty China, with a nasty; sweaty; bloody battle coming to an end in which Jet Li’s character General stumbles away as the sole survivor of his forces following the dishonourable act of pretending to have been killed so as to avoid further fighting. From here, a certain female by name of Lian (Xu) is introduced, as are the other two mentioned warriors; both of whom are happy to join Pang’s military connections when it appears all is lost for the clan-come-townspeople they live with following a raid which leaves them starving and in bad shape. As one observes: “Better dead than this life”. Over the course of The Warlords, these four characters’ will have their lives transformed as they venture, interact and conquer with one another.

But it’s frustrating how the film doesn’t seem to seal the deal with aplomb. The new recruits are pretty content with their new roles as sword wielding, uniform-clad soldiers whose job it is to seriously injure the opposing force; and there’s that sense amongst them that they want to fight and want to push on into battle in order to get that chance. It’s here that, indeed maybe for some, the characters’ attitudes will echo those of the watching audience who are brought in under the pretense they’re initially in for an action film. It’s here that The Warlords touches on another dominant aspect, or theme, of the war genre. To pluck a random example out of the air, cast your mind back to 1986’s Platoon and how that film’s first person retelling of what war was really like got across a sense of not wanting to be there; not wanting the uniform and the weapon and really getting across a sense of terror. The Warlords sees its characters invite the warfare, indeed violence is got across as the only way in which to solve problems in the film.

There is also that sense of repetition; that sporadic and unnatural flow of battle scenes inter-cut with visits to the Quing lords for reinforcements as well as a few instances in which the trouble amidst the three lead males is becoming more and more apparent. Sprinkle in a couple of silly proverbs-come-one-liners such as “Dying is easy, living is tough.” and the reassurance that “Loyalty is everything.” and you have pretty wavy, uneasy passage of scenes. Trouble is, most of the conflict within the higher-ups is moderately interesting at best, with conflict arising over how rapists ought to be punished and whether, in one particularly cold blooded scene, dozens of prisoners of war should be executed. While there isn’t much in the way of suspense nor peril during most of the battle scenes; in the sense you don’t have the immediate feeling that anyone is in danger; or might get hurt or injured.

The film creaks and thuds into its final third, with the character of Lian taking the reins and driving the actions of these men as their antagonism changes from push to shove. The film has been released in various countries with various different levels of distribution over the last couple of calendar years, hitting Asia in late 2007 before gradually crawling across Europe, in certain forms, between the winter of 2008 and into the spring of 2009. In 2010, it’ll get its American release and I think it’ll do well; what with its overall arc of nobodies or ‘underdogs’ rising out of their respective shells and attempting to become big fish by taking them on at their own game. I think the casting of Jet Li and the promise of some big battle scenes all blended together with a romance sub-plot which’ll form the basis for a love triangle spells good things, financially. It’s probably worth seeing, overall, but I did not feel as involved as much as I would have liked.

Review By: johnnyboyz Rating: 6 Date: 2009-12-23

Other Information:

Original Title 投名狀
Release Date 2007-12-12
Release Year 2007

Original Language zh
Runtime 2 hr 6 min (126 min), 1 hr 53 min (113 min) (international)
Budget 40000000
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Action, Adventure, Drama
Director Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Wai-Man Yip
Writer Tin-Nam Chun, Junli Guo, Jiping He
Actors Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro
Country Hong Kong, China
Awards 18 wins & 28 nominations
Production Company N/A
Website N/A


Technical Information:

Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS (5.1)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 235, Zeiss and Angenieux Lenses, Arriflex 435 Advanced, Zeiss and Angenieux Lenses, Arriflex 535B, Zeiss and Angenieux Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Cameras, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Kantana, Bangkok, Thailand (prints), Kodak Cinelabs, Beijing, China (dailies)
Film Length 3,450 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 500T 5218, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)

The Warlords 2007 123movies
The Warlords 2007 123movies
The Warlords 2007 123movies
Original title 投名狀
TMDb Rating 6.7 210 votes

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