The Promise (Master of Crimson Armor) (Wu ji) 2005

Master of the Crimson Armor

Critics Consensus

An incoherent plot and ridiculously obvious CGI effects doom this effort from the usually outstanding Chinese director Chen Kaige.

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In ancient China a fleet-footed slave named Kunlun (Jang Dong-Kun) becomes personal servant to great Gen. Guangming (Hiroyuki Sanada). Posing as his master on a mission to save their king from evil invader Wuhuan, Kunlun meets Qingcheng (Cecilia Cheung), a princess who is fated to lose every man she loves. Both Kunlun and Guangming fall for the beautiful princess, while Wuhuan plots a series of evil acts.

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  • Mar 13, 2011
    Chinese fairy story about the slave, the general and the woman they both want who is destined to lose every man she falls in love with. Apparently one of the most expensive fllms made in China and it shows - it's very very pretty. <img src="http://celebritywonder.ugo.com/thumbV2/mp/2006_Wu_ji_(The_Promise)/tn/2006_the_promise_003.jpg">
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  • Sep 29, 2009
    Visually looks beautiful. The script isn't so good and the casting really failed. The fight scenes were stunning though.
    James H Super Reviewer
  • Aug 24, 2009
    The Promise is a 2005 Chinese epic fantasy film a fairy tale for adults that allows the viewer to inhabit an entirely different world, and in doing so, becomes an exercise of the imagination. I know that film been criticized by some reviewers for its low-tech special effects but curiously, I found this technical transparency part of the film's charm.
    Arianeta L Super Reviewer
  • Dec 19, 2007
    "Once you have accepted your destiny, nothing can alter it unless time flows backwards, snow falls in the spring and the dead come back to life." A beautiful, poetic and sometimes cruel fairy tale about love, war, honor and pride and where nothing is what it seems. A great adventure film with a powerful score in the same tradition as Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and Hero.
    Magnus X Super Reviewer

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