Little Big Soldier takes place during China’s Warring States Period (approximately 475-221 BC) when China was divided into Qin, Chu, Han, Zhao, Wei, Qi, and Yan states. The intro to the movie goes on how Qin conquered Han and Zhao and in 227 BC Wei troops were sent to attack Liang and this is where we begin the story. Jackie Chan plays Big Soldier who captures a wounded General and attempts to bring him back for the reward of five acres of land. Leehom Wang is Little General and he does all he can to escape from his ‘small potato’ capture. The inevitable relationship that builds between the two is fun to watch and always with that bit of comedy that Jackie Chan is famous for.
I really enjoyed Jackie Chan’s performance of the farmer who does not want to fight or kill and just wants to come out of this stupid war with something to show for it, such as a few acres of farm land and to be left alone. This is the first film that I’ve seen Wang Lee-Hom in and I find him to be a good actor although I’ve not seen him in any other movie since. The production for the movie was very high and it keeps a good pace throughout the entire 96 minutes.
Jackie Chan (The 36 Crazy Fists, Drunken Master II, The Forbidden Kingdom) as Big Soldier and Action Director
Wang Lee-Hom (The Avenging Fist) as The Wei General (Little General)
Steve Yoo Seung-Jun (Dragon Blade) as Prince Wen
Lin Peng (A Chinese Ghost Story 2011, Dragon Blade) as the Songstress
Do Yuk-Ming (Warriors of Heaven and Earth, White Vengeance) as Guard Wu
Ken Lo Wai-Kwong (Drunken Master II, A Man Called Hero) as Guard Yong
Yu Rong-Guang (Iron Monkey, The East is Red, The Storm Riders, Musa) as Captain Yu
Jin Song (Painted Skin) as Lou Fan Wei
Directed by Ding Sheng
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