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The Treasure Hunter (2011)





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In the boundless desert, countless prosperous dynasties have begun and evolved innumerable cultural legends. For centuries countless dynasties raised up and fell off, the only thing hasn't changed is this desert. Numerous treasures sleep silently beneath this desert. However, for the group of mysterious guardians, there's none can walk in and open the door to treasures. The guardians are capable of everything and ward the desert for generations to defend the fortune that belongs to none. Their leader is Desert Eagle, born with extraordinary oriental martial art. In this desert that power says everything, Desert Eagle is the victor and his rival had to leave. No one remember the name of the failure. Nevertheless, a fierce rivalry is happening to the quiet desert for an ancient city treasure map recording the treasures that has been missing for thousand years. The map has caused people to scramble for it... -- (C) Official Site


Lin Chi Ling
as Lanting
Lin Chiling
as Lan Ting
Chen Daoming
as Master Hua Ding
Eric Tsang
as Pork Rib??
Jay Chou
as Qiao Fei
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A new eagle of the desert An author of adventure novels is due a book with a short turnaround time. Coincidentally, her father is an archeologist that was never part of her life. She gets an opportunity to track down a big treasure in the desert while following in her father's footsteps. The author jumps at the chance to go on this adventure and write all about it. "I just kicked your ass. Tell me if it hurts, alright?" Yen-Ping Chu, director of Kung Fu Dunk, The Love Winner, A Marvelous Detective, China Dragon, Angel Heart, Slave of the Sword, and The War Dogs, delivers The Treasure Hunter. The storyline for this picture is kind of too convenient to be true. It just comes together easily and the action scenes are below average. The acting is okay and the cast includes Jay Chou, Chiling Lin, Eric Tsang, and Daoming Chen. "All fathers love their daughters when they're in trouble." I came across this film on Netflix and decided to give it a shot. This is a bland and disappointing Indiana Jones type adventure movie. The spiritual pieces were weird and the action wasn't anything special. Overall, I'd skip this picture. "Don't fall in love with me." Grade: D

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

A chinese martial arts spaghetti western ala Indy, alas Chou's no Ford, but I must say they did a pretty admirable job with the sand dunes and the costumes. A somewhat entertaining collaboration between taiwan, hk & china, if one can get past Chou's 1-D blank stares.

Aaron Chuah
Aaron Chuah

It's not a bad Taiwan rip-off of The Mummy and Indiana Jones film. I was still entertained by cheesy fight scenes and action-packed story. Now, the story is nothing much to mention and time of the story is weird. First, they are in the dessert and another scene shows them in a modern city. Unless they are jumpers, it is impossible but in a story. The action (some are a bit sloppy) is not great by any means but it is entertaining. The acting is not that good. Jay Chou, I don't even know how he got into the movie with his one and only expression. Chiling Lin, the female main character, is a disappointment.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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