When the children of an executed General are pursued in 1457 China, some heroic martial arts swordsmen intervene.When the children of an executed General are pursued in 1457 China, some heroic martial arts swordsmen intervene.When the children of an executed General are pursued in 1457 China, some heroic martial arts swordsmen intervene.
A very awkward screenplay with
Terrible acting by all of the cast and terrible dialog albeit mediocre directing. The reason why this first "Dragon Inn" is quite famous and popular is because it's the earliest break-through of the Taiwanese martial arts and swordsmanship that was in a newer method to shoot a action movie by Taiwanese movie maker. But if by the standard of the up to date technique, it's very primitive and borderline shallow. The fighting scenes are so awkward and raw, showing strongly unnatural, poor and rigid prearranged fighting scenes, so awkward and even childish by today's standard. The acting, the make-up, the costumes all looked quite shallow, the dialog was even worse. But the English subtitles were translated pretty correct and appropriate, matching well with the Chinese language. This is a quite mediocre Taiwanese product with very poor directing and acting. It's a classic and even a cult-like Chinese swordsmanship movie, but if compare with the Japanese samurai films by the Japanese screenplay writers, their directors and the performances of the Japanese actors, this "Dragon Inn" simply looked like a child play, but if compare it with those ridiculous swordsmen and martial arts movies produced by the "Shaw Brothers" later, it still looked better.
- Dec 7, 2018
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