This is a big, honking royal-family-melodrama/battlefield-extraveganza.
It’s garish, melodramatic, fantastic — and ultimately, boring.
If you enjoyed the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics, you might enjoy this, but beware; there is much flowing and spraying of blood in vast battle scenes that defy credulity.
This is a film more to be endured than enjoyed.
Still, Li Gong is gorgeous.
Copyright (c) 2008 by Dennis D. McDonald