All those fans of cinema out there who have long wished for an action adventure epic set in 50 BC starring Jackie Chan, John Cusack and Adrien Brody need wait no longer. Dragon Blade – from Hong Kong writer-director Daniel Lee – is here. And it is inspired by true events. Cut down from over two hours in its original version to a more streamlined 100 minutes for an international release, it is possible that much needed characterisation was slashed from a film where narrative coherence and depth certainly play second fiddle to spectacle.
Dragon Blade hits UK cinemas Friday 15th January – visit CineVue here to keep reading!