Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (2008)

I’m not a great reviewer, hell I don’t even pretend to be a reviewer.  I don’t know the first thing about movies other than what I like and what I don’t like.  As I’ve stated over and over this blog is just to introduce Wuxia movies and TV series I have watched to other people.

Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (from here on to be referred to as only Three Kingdoms) is a fun movie.  I enjoyed it a lot.  And whats not to enjoy?  It has a great cast, a great budget, great action, and a good story. I first rented this film several years ago and I liked it enough to get the 2 disc special edition version which says something because the older I get the less I care about special features.

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Andy Lau as Zhao Zilong

The film was well received but to my knowledge there was no major awards were won for the film.  This does not take away that this is an enjoyable film and I was pleasantly entertained watching it.  I also enjoyed seeing so many faces I recognised and it was also pleasant to see an American Chinese Actress getting a role in a major Chinese film (Maggie Q), although there was complaints about her casting in Chinese media at the time.

Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs series, The Warlords, House of Flying Daggers) as Zhao Zilong  a military general who lived in the late Eastern Han dynasty and early Three Kingdoms period.

Maggie Q (Rush Hour 2, The Warrior and the Wolf) as Cao Ying

Sammo Hung (Mr. Vampire, Magnificent Warriors,  Dragone Gate Inn) as Luo Ping’an, a soldier from the same hometown as Zhao Zilong.

Vanness Wu (Dragon Blade) as Guan Xing, Guan Yu’s son.

Andy On (Black Mask 2: City of Masks, True LegendWhite Vengeance) as Deng Zhi, a Shu general and a subordinate of Zhao Zilong.

Ti Lung (The New One-Armed Swordsman, Five Shaolin Masters, 7 Assassins) as Guan Yu, Liu Bei’s sworn brother and one of the Five Tiger Generals of Shu.

Elliot Ngok (Come Drink with Me, The Web of Death, Return of the Sentimental Swordsman) as Liu Bei, a warlord and the founding emperor of Shu.

Pu Cunxin as Zhuge Liang, Liu Bei’s advisor and the chancellor of Shu.

Chen Zhihui (An Empress and the WarriorsIp Man, Saving General Yang) as Zhang Fei, Liu Bei’s sworn brother and one of the Five Tiger Generals of Shu.

Damian Lau (Zu – Warriors from the Magic Mountain, Duel to the Death, 14 Blades) as Cao Cao, a warlord and Liu Bei’s rival.

Yu Rongguang (Romance of the Three Kingdoms 1993 TV, Iron Monkey 1993, The Storm Riders, Musa) as Han De, a Wei general and subordinate of Cao Ying.

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