Shi san tai bao (The Heroic Ones) (Thirteen Warlords) Reviews
October 8, 2007
Starts well, but gets a bit messier towards the end, way too much characters and little time spend with most of them. David Chiang never convinced me as a leading man.
If you're looking for solid Chang Cheh flicks try New One Armed Swordsman, Five Deadly Venoms, Vengeance among others.
February 23, 2013
Starts really slow, but the last half of the movie is pretty epic. Unfortunately, the DVD subtitles were awful so I had to listen to the slightly less awful dub so I could understand what's going on. This isn't even a bootleg, but it seems like they just put the Chinese script into Google translate and then timed it... poorly.
May 27, 2013
This is a brutal film, a film with a slow start but kicks on pace and violence as it goes to the second half. Almost all of the main characters die in this film. This is not a fun film and unlike most Chinese films of the modern era, this does not have any comedy element. David Chang plays one of the 13 warlords. They are men who are like brothers to the king. His favourite among them is the character played by Lung Ti. David Chang as always is adorable and great. Envy develops among few of the lords and they conspire against Chang. Thus the film takes epic plot twists into an epic conclusion.
August 28, 2010
(*** 1/2): Thumbs Up
Exciting fight scenes and action.