14 Blades

this awesomeness is by [rin] , Monday, February 15, 2010 12:50 AM

Plot Outline:
During the Ming Dynasty, the Emperor of China possessed one weapon greater than all others, the Imperial Guards, an elite force of assassins recruited from street orphans. Trained in clandestine combat from childhood, the Imperial Guards were masters of the 14 Blades, eight being for torture, five for killing, and the last blade being reserved for suicide when a mission failed. Above the law, with a license to kill, the Imperial Guards devoted their lives and lethal prowess to the service of the Emperor alone.

When the Imperial Court is taken over by evil eunuch Jia, the best of the Imperial Guards, Green Dragon and Xuanwu, are assigned to steal a list identifying those still loyal to the Emperor. However unbeknownst to Green Dragon, the Imperial Guards have fallen under the control of Jia, and during the mission Green Dragon (Qing Long) is betrayed by Xuanwu and barely escapes with his life. Now as the most wanted man in the land Green Dragon must seek out and rally the loyalists to rise against Jia and restore the Emperor to power. In his way are the deadliest assassins in the land, his former brethren, the Imperial Guards. 


If you haven't and are planning to watch 14 Blades, chances are that you'll be eternally grateful to me for providing you with the plot beforehand.
Because, honestly, you won't be able to understand the story when you're watching it.
At least I didn't, anyway.

Just got back from the cinema after watching the movie with my usual gang.
Our general verdict?
A waste of perfectly good, new RM10 notes.
(Hey, that cash was hard-earned through CNY bai nian-ing okay!)

Anyways, all the show's full of is action sequences and killing scenes.
Well, can't deny that the action scenes are really good (Especially with all the flying here and there!) because of the amazingly choreographed fighting acts and impressive cinematography, but take those away and you're left with...
A desert full of sand.

Plus, the camera flies all over really fast, too, so that sometimes all you can see is just flashes here and bright lights there.
Like the cameraman took extra portion of RedBull that filming day.

The only thing commendable about the movie is its cast.
The guys (Donnie Yen, Wu Chun), for example, are toned, good-looking, toned, bronzed, toned, tanned, look damn good, toned and oh, did I mention toned?

Wu Chun - as the Judge of the Sands - is especially drool-worthy.
Too bad he didn't take any main roles.
Entered the show late, died early.
Check out the washboard abs!

The girls, on the other hand, either turned out to be vicious whip-wielding assassins
 or "I'll obey whatever you say, no matter whether it's a lie, or it isn't a lie,"
 (Zhao Wei, playing Qiao Hua, seriously had that line in her script lor!)

Oh well, watching the movie, while being a waste of cash, at least gave me an excuse to get out of my over-stuffy house this Chinese New Year.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to get a tissue to wipe away the drool-y mess I made on my table.

2 Response to "14 Blades"

SW Chuah Says:

Hey, it's nice wat... I loved da movie!!! Hahaha.., my whole family go watch lerh..!!! It's super cool!

[rin] Says:

lols chuah, that means you haven't been watching many movies lately...
lend you avatar want?
wayyyyyyy better =)

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