Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (2012)
Average Rating: 6.4/10
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Wei Te-sheng's epic film Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale reclaims an extraordinary episode from 20thcentury history which is little-known, even in Taiwan. Between 1895 and 1945, the island was a Japanese colony inhabited not only by the majority (Han Chinese Immigrants) but also by the remnants of the aboriginal tribes who first settled the mountainous land. In 1930 Mouna Rudo, the leader of the Seediq tribe settled on and around Mount Chilai, forged a coalition with other Seediq tribal
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At times, Warriors sacrifices dramatic nuance for scale, but even its most rousing passages are tempered by a sense of loss.
You can see why Woo, the noted Hong Kong action director, would want to produce it: It fits right in with his "heroic bloodshed" cinematic legacy.
As the war drags on, "Warriors of the Rainbow" outstays its welcome. I've never seen more severed heads in a film and cared less.
An ambitious, blood-soaked retelling of an uprising by Taiwanese natives against Japanese occupiers.
At 2 1/2 hours, "Warriors" is a bruising, relentless experience, one more tiring than inspiring.
The film's alternating talky torpor and frantic mayhem makes Warriors feel like it's operating in either fast-forward or slow motion...
Bruising, brutal tale of rebellion in early 20th Century Taiwan suffers from overkill.
The Taiwanese epic doesn't shy away from anything even though the message is pretty hopeless. But all of the film's depth seems to have been stripped away.
The film includes some stunning visuals, including a few terrific jungle battle scenes.
Taiwanese natives battle occupying Japanese forces in a doomed uprising. Exciting if exhausting account of a real-life incident.
Audience Reviews for Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale
- Mouna Rudo: If your civilization wants us yo cringe...I'll show you the pride of savages.
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