Anchor Bay is releasing the “new”est Donnie Yen film, 14 Blades. He gives a brilliant performance as the ex-Jinyiwei guard. Donnie Yen is a masterful government agent in the action-packed martial arts adventure 14 Blades Altogether too simplistic to register as anything more than a template upon which to transpose its excessive and often meticulous fight sequences, 14 Blades will most likely only entertain its core audience of martial arts aficionados. | Rating: C- Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5.0 Kenji Fujishima Slant Magazine Casting Donnie Yen in a martial arts film and burying him in CGI is akin to casting Arnold Schwarzenegger in an action film and arming him with a Nerf gun. |, August 19, 2014 Get the freshest reviews, news, and more delivered right to your inbox! Copyright © Fandango. For fans of Asian genre films, Weinstein has been both a blessing and a curse: He acquires titles that other distributors wouldn’t touch, then often sits on those titles for years before dumping them into a handful of American theaters. Coming Soon. |, August 18, 2014 There are no approved quotes yet for this movie. Report. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Verified reviews are considered more trustworthy by fellow moviegoers. Casting Donnie Yen in a martial arts film and burying him in CGI is akin to casting Arnold Schwarzenegger in an action film and arming him with a Nerf gun. While "14 Blades" grinds on perhaps a half-hour too long, its ambitions and energies show that for a fresh take on the western, go east. This last year has been a blast for Yen, with major roles in Ip Man, Bodyguards and Assassins and now 14 Blades, each film displaying another aspect of his action hero talents. Coming Soon. Writer-director Daniel Lee managed to create a film consisting of a successful amalgamation of wuxia-pian elements, with iconic fight action sequences set in tea houses, desert duels, forest brawls with abandoned temples and exotic cities enhanced by CG to play host to a film complete with double crosses, a prized possession that everyone is after, and had time to sneak in unrequited romance. |, July 21, 2014 14 Blades Review: This is a mixed bag which could have been so much cooler without the silly fantasy elements. Media Universe. and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy The story behind 14 Blades is a pretty simple one. Director, co-writer and production designer Daniel Lee keeps things moving so quickly, there's little time to worry about such basics as where we are or what's actually going on. Just below that it reads "Ticket Confirmation#:" followed by a 10-digit number. ...all that said, it has its fun moments and Yen is just a total tough guy. Helpful (0) Unhelpful (0) Report. |, December 1, 2010 Forgot your password? makes you wonder at all the possible uses and applications. I'm not a big martial arts fan like i used to be years ago so can't judge to harshly but this seems like an average story surrounded by some brilliant fight scenes and its those scenes that make it pretty cool! Don't have an account? You're almost there! Shanghai Film Studio, After he's framed for treason, a legendary royal guard (Donnie Yen) joins forces with a gang of outlaws to save an empire. Many people disdain the 7-1/4-inch circular saw. They all seem the same to me but i suppose martial arts fans might say that about horror! Amassed with bountiful action sequences and handsome visuals, the expertly utilized special effects will be reason enough for genre fans to enjoy the film. The percentage of users who rated this 3.5 stars or higher. mystery and thriller. All rights reserved. We spun up the saw with the Milwaukee 14-inch Steelhead Diamond Cut Off Blade on and noticed a remarkable difference in cutting speed. Trained in clandestine combat from childhood, the Jinyiwei were masters of the 14 Blades. Fung wan II (The Storm Riders 2) (Storm Warriors), Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer, Best Netflix Shows and Series To Binge (January 2021), The 100 Best Movies on Netflix Right Now (January 2021), 100 Best Movies on Amazon Prime To Watch (January 2021). But not even the most garbled Tsui Hark joint is as unintelligible as 14 Blades, a film that's lost in its own backyard. Zhao Wei won Best Actress at the Shanghai Film Critics Awards like she did for Mulan the year before.. Verified Purchase | Posted 6 years ago. 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