When it comes to action packed, big budget adventure movies, the things that really stick out are the things you see in the previews - action, adventure, peril, stunts, treasure! This movie has all of these and more.
The first thing I noticed when watching this Blu-Ray is that the picture was outstanding. Sharp, clean and the colors are great.
It opens with crazy martial arts action and special effects, which immediately hooked me. The stunts in the movie were great, and like other reviewers have stated it definitely has more than a hint of The Mummy trilogy. But, I didn't feel that is was ripping it off. Action and adventure flicks will always be compared to Indiana Jones and The Mummy because for this generation, those films really set the bar for blockbuster adventure. I didn't feel that this movie stole anything from either movie, just gave off the same fun vibe.
Yeah, the story was a teensy bit rocky, and I never felt "stressed" over the possible fate of any character (except Lan's father, he seemed nice!). Sometimes that is a bummer, but I don't like letting my sappy emotions take over in this kind of film. I just want fun!
The dialogue could have been a little better, but when translating Mandarin to English there is always the chance that some words will get muddled in the process. I take it with a grain of salt; I understood what was going on and that was good enough for me.
Basically - I can more than deal with minor plot and dialogue imperfections when it comes to watching a fun movie like this.
I also appreciate the fact that this isn't your typical Indy/Mummy type of adventure. It adds in the silliness that I love about Asian cinema and anime and mixes it well with the allure of treasure!
If you want a fun, action packed, visually stunning, treasure filled martial arts movie then I would highly suggest grabbing Treasure Hunter! I do not regret my purchase of this Blu-Ray, in fact if I had paid double I would still be more than ecstatic about what I received.