on June 9, 2013
There are spoilers that's already ahead of me,so i will keep this brief,not a bad
little movie i must say,how could you not love [Jackie Chan],the guy is a legend in his
own right,i've seen countless of his movies and loved them all,like i said nice movie,
if you need information on the movie read above or below..
could you imagine if you could only do that to our own politicians,one only wonders.Ha.Ha.
*Spoiler Alert* This review may contain spoilers.
Written and produced by Jackie Chan, this comic-action film is based on the story of a soldier (Jackie Chan) and a general (Leehom Wang), who were the two sole survivors of a battle between two warring states, during the dark Warring State Period of ancient China between 475-221BC, when warlords fought among themselves for territories and millions perished. The soldier held the wounded general captive and attempted to take him back to his land to claim his reward. The soldier was a humble farmer forcibly conscripted into the army; the general, on the other hand, turned out to be the crown prince of the enemy state. During the long journey, the two developed a reluctant bond, as they encountered wild animals, bandits, and other dangers, while being pursued by the brother of the crown prince and his men, who was determined to kill them in order to ascend to the throne. Leehom Wang plays the condescending general with wit and humor, but the one to watch is Jackie Chan. He surely knows how to act. I used to think that he was mostly an action actor, but his comic acting ability shines through in this film. Don't miss out on this excellent Little Big Soldier DVD.
This entertaining epic and period war tale stars Chan as a peasant determined to collect a reward by delivering a captured General. The story constantly moves with action and humour, but there is also good character development, a reflection of the well suited performances. There is some wonderful scenery that's put to good use - and as a fan, I should have sought out the blu-ray first (but compulsively bought the dvd instead). Extras on the dvd include a couple of trailers, a Jackie Chan music video and making of featurette. Highly recommended for fans. (4 1/2 stars)