Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003)

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A Chinese emissary is sent to the Gobi desert to execute a renegade soldier. When a caravan transporting a Buddhist monk and a valuable treasure is threatened by thieves, however, the two warriors might unite to protect the travelers.

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7 March 2004 | veganflimgeek
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| Cool epic.
Warriors of heaven and earth

This is an excellent film. While I do not personally think it is as good as Hero I can see why the film commission in China choose this film as it's official selection. This film is somewhere in between the magic and fantasy of Hero and brutal realism of MUSA. The Wire-fu is kept to a minimum only used to slightly punctuate certain scenes. There is a element of fantasy but it does not make it'self apparent in every frame of the film.

The acting was good, the battles were pretty good. Personally however if you had not seen either and were thinking about a film to buy I would suggest MUSA. The most major complaint I had with this film was the costumes some times looked a little corny.

One last thingÂ…While the marketing department tried to sell the lead female role as a woman warrior empowered much like the characters of Crouching tiger or Hero don't buy it. She is window dressing and while her characters has awesome dramatic and story potential is mostly wasted.

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Plot Summary


Genres

Action | Adventure | Drama

Details

Release Date:

23 September 2003

Language

Mandarin, Japanese


Country of Origin

China, Hong Kong

Filming Locations

Heng Dian, China

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,545 (Hong Kong) (17 October 2003)

Gross:

$82,382 (USA) (28 November 2004)

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