If you thought audiences had seen everything Jackie Chan has to offer on screen, you thought wrong. This dazzling war epic sees Chan team up with John Cusack in the fight against Adrien Brody’s Roman army.
The narrative is notably bizarre, with a smorgasbord of never-ending tribulations and lingering speeches – however, brush that aside for a film that relies on the spirit and merits of its actors and crew.
The choreography on display from Chan and collaborator He Jun is spectacular and, with Cusack ably holding the narrative together, Brody serves as the token stereotyped A-list Western antagonist.
Dragon Blade is less a Chinese cash-in and more a heartfelt adventure and exploration of global cinema from Daniel Lee, uniting East and West in this grand historical blockbuster.
CAST: Jackie Chan, Adrien Brody, John Cusack
DIRECTOR: Daniel Lee
WRITER: Daniel Lee
SYNOPSIS: When corrupt Roman leader Tiberius (Brody) arrives with a giant army to claim the Silk Road, Huo An (Chan) teams up his army with an elite Legion of defected Roman soldiers led by General Lucius (Cusack) to protect his country and his new friends.