May 10 2008
I was so excited to see this movie, but was terribly disappointed. The story line is so loose, it’ll leave you so confused. There is a love scene that lasts for 5 minutes, that you would expect to play some part in the movie later on; nope, it doesn’t happen. After watching this movie, you won’t get what Three Kingdoms is actually about. It was a period in the history of China, where 3 warlords wanted to united China. But who cares, this movie doesn’t.
What this movie doesn’t lack is slow motion sword fighting. Every other scene there was a spear in somebody’s face and they would dodge it, by defying gravity. Also, the main character Andy Lau, is ridiculously strong. He fights a whole army by himself and survives- unrealistic to say the least.
Worst thing about this movie is that it has Maggie Q in it. Yes, the same Asian chick that stared in Balls of fury, a comedy based on making fun of ping pong.Â When I saw her in this movie, playing a serious role, this movie really died for me.
This movie just goes to prove that even if you’re a good actor, Andy Lau, you can still make bad movies. Yet another upset for Asian movie lovers.