“During the chaos of war, swords and knives are like toys to children.”-The Emperor’s Sword.
November 2, 2021 (NYC)-The Emperor’s Sword- Movie Review. Chaos, swords, and knives is the best, one sentence, summation of the new Well Go USA Entertainment release, The Emperor’s Sword. This 90 minute adventure and action movie is an homage to the films that littered the Saturday “Kung Fu Theater” programs of the 1970’s. It is a fun, high spirited martial arts action film hitting Digital, Blue Ray and DVD on November 9, 2021.
During a time of peace, a deadly sword that bestows great power upon its wielder was divided and hidden. After the emperor dies, a deranged rebel seizes power and stages a massacre during his search for the blade, leaving only one survivor. Now, the young daughter of a great general is all that stands between a tyrant and his quest for domination.
The film has a simple plot with a fantasy through line and is populated with characters that have a certain comic book feel, but they are fun to watch. The weapons fight choreography and fight cinematography are fun to watch and the film is short enough to not overstay its welcome.
I was not crazy about many of the “Green” screen effects in some of the battle and journey scenes but this was not overly detrimental to the enjoyment of the film.
The film has good action, but is not overly bloody and violent. If you combine this with the simple storyline it becomes a good film for various members of the family to watch together.
It is subtitled which is always a preference of mine to having the dialogue dubbed.
If you like swords, knives, and arrows and medieval martial arts action I would check out The Emperor’s Sword.
Co-directed by Yingli Zhang and Haonan Chen (Thunder Chase), THE EMPEROR’S SWORD stars:
Fengbin Mu (Journey to the West),
Qihang Zhao, and
Quiyu Yang (God of War).