An Empress and the Warriors ( Kong saan mei yan ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 23320

Average Rating: 2.1/4

# of Ratings: 6

Theatrical Release Date: 03/19/2008

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 07/21/2009

Language: Cantonese

Genre: Action, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Siu-Tung Ching

Actors: Donnie Yen, Xiaodong Guo, Zhenghai Kou, Kelly Chen, Leon Lai, Weihua Liu

Plot: After the death of her father, a woman is forced to take over as empress and fight to save her kingdom. -- Timbus

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"An Empress And The Warriors" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 02/16/2012

An ambitious general assassinates his king, but when his daughter is appointed successor he attempts a coup to wrest power from her. Yet another pretender to Crouching Tiger's throne, An Empress And The Warriors probably looks great in the trailers. Some impressive art design means that the costumes and sets are very attractive and there are a couple of decent action sequences, but underneath this film is just another martial arts B-movie with window dressing. Stealing ideas from both Crouching Tiger and Gladiator, the script is so lacking in subtlety and sophistication it reminded me of a bad Disney cartoon. The peformances of all the central characters are so wooden thay make a Thunderbirds puppet look multi layered and versatile, the constant and overbearing soundtrack lurches from …

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