Wu Dang

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  • NR
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 5.3  (975)

Wu Dang is a 2012 Chinese martial arts film directed by Patrick Leung and starring Wenzhuo Zhao, Mi Yang and Siu-Wong Fan. The film is set in China in 1937, during the War of Resistance Against Japan. The story follows a group of people who travel to Wu Dang Mountain in search of a powerful lost treasure. The treasure is said to possess incredible powers, and whoever finds it will become invincible.

The main character in the film is Tang Yunlong, played by Wenzhuo Zhao, a skilled martial artist who is seeking to restore his family's reputation. After the death of his father, who was accused of stealing the treasure, Tang sets out to clear his family's name and find the treasure. He joins forces with a group of treasure hunters, including a beautiful and mysterious woman named Tianxin (Mi Yang) and a young monk named Zhi Zun (Siu-Wong Fan).

Together, they journey to Wu Dang Mountain, where they quickly find themselves caught up in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a group of ruthless bandits who are also searching for the treasure. The bandits are led by a mysterious woman named Ni Chang (Honglei Sun), who will stop at nothing to get her hands on the treasure. As the tension between the two groups mounts, it becomes clear that only one of them will emerge victorious.

The action in Wu Dang is fast-paced and well-choreographed, with plenty of fight scenes featuring traditional Chinese martial arts. The film also features elements of magic and mysticism, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the story. In addition to the martial arts and magic, the film also explores themes of loyalty, honor and redemption, making it a well-rounded action-adventure.

One of the strengths of Wu Dang is its visuals. The film was shot on location at the real-life Wu Dang Mountain, which provides a stunning backdrop for the action. The mountain's natural beauty is enhanced by the film's use of vibrant colors and striking compositions. The set design is also impressive, with the ancient temple and underground catacombs providing a rich and immersive environment for the characters to explore.

The performances in the film are solid overall, with Wenzhuo Zhao giving a particularly strong turn as the conflicted Tang Yunlong. Mi Yang is also compelling as the enigmatic Tianxin, while Siu-Wong Fan provides some comic relief as the youthful and naive Zhi Zun. The real standout, however, is Honglei Sun as the villainous Ni Chang. She brings a sense of menace and ferocity to the role that makes her a worthy adversary for Tang and his allies.

The film's pacing is generally good, with a steady buildup of tension leading to a thrilling climax. However, there are some moments where the story drags a bit, particularly in the middle section when the characters are exploring the temple and catacombs. This slows down the action somewhat, but it also allows for some character development and world-building.

Overall, Wu Dang is an entertaining and visually stunning martial arts adventure. It has a solid story, engaging characters, and some impressive action sequences. It may not reinvent the genre, but it's a solid addition to the canon of Chinese martial arts cinema.

Wu Dang is a 2012 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.

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    5.3  (975)