The Warlords

The commander, lost in one of the fierce battles all his army, and two of the leader of a gang of robbers take an oath to be brothers, to fight together and protect each other. Three warriors set themselves an ambitious task: to stop the civil war and make their country peaceful and prosperous. Towards this goal, they are waiting for bloody battles, cruel choice — to sacrifice a few thousand people to save hundreds of thousands of lives. The three generals will have to answer the question — what war is: the protection of his native country from the aggressors or just the opportunity to loot and profiteer.

Director:
  • Wai Man Yip
  • Peter Ho-Sun Chan

Stars:
Release Date: 2009-01-28
IMDb icon 7/10
  • Country: VG, CN, HK
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Budget: $40,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $42,883,181
reviews
Amalie Ajani
22 March 2009 | 08:07

How different things to the war in neighboring States. If we decided to unite already in the course of the war, when to retreat, when you are driven against the enemy with the most remote corners of the country, and after the war to go on parades in a spirit of universal unity, then the Chinese again, it is not like human beings. Swear "in all the centuries-old brotherhood" each other, they before war, fighting not sparing the stomach, ready to give their lives for the commander, but after the war, instead of celebrating the victory, they are in policy. Here film "Generals" as time about that happened three "brothers" who cut a bunch of warring Chinese and after the war decided to go into politics. Bad is the soldiers does not dream about the General's belly and uniform, bad the General wants to become Governor, and the owner of a shitload of private property.

While General pang in the performance of one of the most famous the world owners the most common in the world surnames, Jet Li, ranted with the old chiefs and the Empress of the glorious future of the Chinese province, which he would be Governor, General er-Hu (Andy Lau) was handing out the king's money to the soldiers, which brought the army victory. Such a conflict between "brothers", of course, not could remain unnoticed by the big bosses, they began to probe how can brothers embroil. Imagine VDV-asnike did offer to "throw" "bro" and a colleague, Yes. he's this Chinese man with a proposal plotting the head will break a bottle of vodka. Chinese military generals are they are calm, meditating, yeah and the vows for them, sometimes an empty phrase, since the Imperial person wishes otherwise.

"Generals" — the film is about the pawns, who thought that become Queens. Each of the generals turned from thief soldier, lost individuality. Pang, however, is not was a robber, however, managed to convince the rabid bandits that service in the army can plunder more, and long to murder to satiate completely. For example, shooting an unarmed man. The most spectacular scene was, of course, the battle is 800 Chinese people in the led with a Pang, against five thousand Chinese and all one person. Except Jet Li, who wielded his sharp stick as a real soldier single mark Dacascos the M-16 rifle, was one against all, the ears blood proved he is a hero. Jet Li no wonder plays a Hollywood blockbuster, it General pang — the real hero action movie.

Here the hero of the Hong Kong equivalent of Di Caprio — Andy Lau again, a deep character. Sad bandit with a big road thinking in the first its people, then about his woman, then their promises, and not thinking about myself at all. In short the complete opposite of General Pang (and one to in the beginning of the film hid in the mountain of corpses, and dead), er-Hu, a very noble man, a dramatic character, all in the thought, sincerely saying "I want to be a hero." The third "brother" Chang some kind of (played by Takeshi Kaneshiro) — a young naive man, who believes in the oath of friendship to the grave in the purity of their intentions. Absolutely not savvy in politics, so making a very stupid youthful rash act.

In fact, the case, in addition to the above, the movie as expected, revolves around a female character, the most women er-Hu, the part-time women Panga — Lian (Jingle SIC). It for the heroes reason to live, to fight and to win. It is a symbol of war, the which tends to return every soldier, every day, hoping to halt the war. However, the "big bosses" so do not believe them. this warm palaces far from the theatre of war, to the lives of soldiers do not care, and those died and die neither for which 150 years ago China, painting the ground in red...

Tabbatha Germann
08 March 2008 | 01:24

Epic variation on the theme of "Bullet in the head" by John Woo. At this time events occurring in China of the nineteenth century, agitated by civil wars, and while countries at war with each other future manufacturers of trinkets themselves at war with themselves.

General military Legion with the speaker udawa-anarchist by the name pang, in the performance much razdobrevshaya polysevshy Jet Li, having lost all his soldiers, wearily wanders, where eyes look. In the end, he napadaet to the local village of starving bandits the number eight hundred and telling them nothing not to join in the Imperial army. And to seal the bond of trust between General and soldiers, years leave their family in the loneliness, the pang agrees on your blood oath with two local authorities.

When the act fraternization completed and all the promises given, pang enough new unit and rushes to the elderly politicians for supply. The old policy, mindful of the recent defeat of the General, I dream to see the power of his current soldiers. And, without hesitation, send a unit into the eight hundred men against five thousand of the army, unwilling of globalization and obedience to the Empress. Heroic outlaws-the Chinese do not only had enough red cloaks and shouting "And we host!", when they with a fierce face and with swords unsheathed rushed against the armed artillery of the crowd. While watching how his Glaive to mow the enemies he Pung, you can decide if it and one can handle — painfully appetizing flew from the flapping limbs of bodies, guns and horses.

After bloody battles, a blind man and a deaf Chinese man somewhere in Lijiang became clear, they say, the guys with the potential they need to give money Yes, food, that they are subjected to globalization, the whole of China. Here only the situation is greatly complicated by the presence of immoral and absolutely ill-mannered army of allies who, if they were able to break into a Chinese city early Spartans, killed women and children and raped men, and also the presence of man's eternal Apple of discord — women, she knowing it was the threat of a fraternal oath. And is as you know, terrible catastrophe of El Nino. And off we go.

For my callous nature, not taking in the drama of war, power and of the previous mountains of corpses, was a real disappointment that on the the fight against the huge army were flushed the entire budget, and sane no more meat than a minute in the film was observed. About the same the universal feeling of emptiness and despair once brought all the tragedy of the Second World — "Thin red line". And no philosophy, no seams nor suffering individuals will help when people want terrible battles. You don't going to comfort the child by the owner, if he asks a transformer?

What to send "Blood brothers", then he's expected, the very East, while criticizing the initiative, which it is known that makes the initiator, emotionality and anxiety. After viewing these stories can really seem like a better not give will to the feelings, nothing to do and quietly meditate on the Mat in her austere apartment. And women, power and other men's joy — they scalpel about dignity, one move, and suddenly it will lose. Metaphorically speaking, of course.

6 from 10

Lonna Amos
05 May 2012 | 03:42

Heartbreaking picture of the "Generals". In General, simple plot, popularly described, but as almost always in Chinese — chock-full of characters, so immediately see through. Then, closer to the ending, everything falls into place of course it is the merit of the script.

Very easy to think that the film is just about the fanatics who "by the sword and die", but here and popular, but clearly shows the idea of confrontation of global principles. With one side — strong state, whose prosperity — highest duty, with which is not supposed to be small human obligations and weaknesses, with other — Christian humility and mandatory repentance in salvation. Actually two brother two principles which are their principles was at large do not necessary, but it is the conscience of the writers, who wanted to make available for all. It is a competent thing, for convenient relevant historical background of the Taiping rebellion and the next fight for juicy Nanjing. Cyclical, like and all Chinese history with all its fabulous for European principles.

Jet Li — monumental, Andy Lau — soul-saving, and Takeshi Kaneshiro has got the most challenging role — a confused human caught between a rock and a hard place, who very end anything and can understand that was not available to those two, there may be options.

Good picture, nice music, good movie.

faq
How much has The Warlords made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $42,883,181.
How much did it cost to make The Warlords?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $40,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie The Warlords?
This tv-show was directed by Wai Man Yip, Peter Ho-Sun Chan.
What is the genre of The Warlords?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Action, Drama, History.
Who starred in The Warlords?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Jinglei Xu, Xiaodong Guo.
What is The Warlords IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.
When was The Warlords released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2009-01-28.