The Lost Bladesman (Guan yun chang) (2011)
Average Rating: 6.2/10
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An epic historical martial arts film with thin characters, a tepid love story and some excellent fight sequences with the long-handled crescent-moon blade.
There's something really robust about actually seeing a fight rather than the cutaways and the illusion of a fight rather than a real fight.
The Lost Bladesman starts off big and rather cool and ends up an intimate epic hot and heavy with spent passions and an aura of sadness that's unexpectedly moving.
While the action is impressive, the human drama and characterisation of the potentially fascinating warrior General Guan Yu is sadly one-dimensional.
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