The Lost Bladesman

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  • NR
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 47 min
  • 6.0  (4,503)

The Lost Bladesman is a 2011 historical action film starring Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang, and Li Sun. It is based on the story of Guan Yu, a legendary general during the Three Kingdoms period of ancient China. The film begins with Guan Yu (Donnie Yen) escaping from the forces of Cao Cao, a powerful warlord who has taken over much of China. Guan Yu is a loyal follower of Liu Bei, the leader of a rebel army that is fighting against Cao Cao's forces. As he flees from his pursuers, Guan Yu comes across a small village where he encounters a woman named Qilan (Li Sun). Qilan is the wife of a blacksmith who has been conscripted into Cao Cao's army, but she is secretly working for Liu Bei's forces as a spy. Guan Yu is immediately drawn to her, and they begin a relationship that is complicated by their conflicting loyalties.

As Guan Yu continues his journey, he faces several challenges, including battles with other warlords and encounters with corrupt officials. He also learns more about Qilan's true identity and the risks she is taking to help the rebels.

Throughout the film, there are several flashbacks that provide background information on Guan Yu's past, including his close friendship with Liu Bei and his heroic exploits on the battlefield. These flashbacks also help to establish his reputation as a skilled warrior and a man of honor.

While the film is primarily an action movie, there are also several moments of drama and romance that give it depth and emotional resonance. Donnie Yen delivers a strong performance as Guan Yu, conveying both his physical prowess and his emotional depth. Wen Jiang also shines as the ruthless Cao Cao, adding an element of complexity to the character that goes beyond the typical villain role.

Overall, The Lost Bladesman is a well-crafted and engaging historical epic that offers a fresh perspective on a familiar story. Fans of martial arts and action films will appreciate the film's thrilling fight scenes, while those looking for something more substantive will find plenty to enjoy in its themes of loyalty, honor, and sacrifice.

The Lost Bladesman is a 2011 history movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 47 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

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    6.0  (4,503)