Mindless, sadistic violence juxtaposed with rote sentimentality: this is how Hollywood has finally solved the family-values conundrum, the question of how to entertain the blood- and sex-starved masses and be morally proactive at the same time.
This is a must see movie. Not only is the movie action pack from the very beginning, it also turns out to be a love story. And let me tell you i donot like love stories but this was so beautifully done and worked into the movie, that it makes it a worthty movie to watch. Take a chance on it you will not be disapointed. I love this movie and can't wait to add it to my collection when it comes out on dvd.
The first onscreen meeting of screen legends Jackie Chan and Jet Li is possibly reason enough to see this fantasy, whose extravagant martial arts sequences are choreographed by Woo-ping Yuen, whose signature was inked in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
I'm normally not a big Jet Li movie watcher but he has one of his best roles here. The fight sequence with Donnie Yen alone is worth the movie. Good story with classic Chinese values. Great fight sequences and film quality. This is a must for any collector of Martial Art movies and if you are going to buy this DVD, wide screen is a must. The panoramic views are breath taking. The colors vivid and the sets are outstanding. Great sword play.
Perhaps we're pawns in an elaborate homage to excess and macho stupidity. It's purposefully - even wilfully - bad. Given that I can't prove that Simon West isn't actually that kind of wheels-within-wheels genius, he earns benefit of my doubt.
For those who thought you couldn't possibly gather more action stars under one banner, Mr. Stallone and company have proved you wrong and again with tongue in cheek humor often aimed at themselves, in grand fashion. Plot-wise, gadget-wise and of course explosion-wise, this yarn has set some new levels. For pure entertainment this is a must watch!
the first movie was great and i did not think the sequel would be better ( it was incredible) i couldnt have asked for a better action movie but here it is. it has more characters in it then the first one which makes it even more incredible and yes they all take part in the action.