Set in China during the Han dynasty (206-220 AD), Dragon Blade follows Huo An, an official framed and enslaved for a crime he didn’t commit. Soon thereafter, however, he meets Roman soldier in Lucius and the pair begin to form an unlikely alliance.
Set in China during the Han dynasty (206-220 AD), Dragon Blade follows Huo An, an official framed and enslaved for a crime he didn’t commit. Soon thereafter, however, he meets Roman soldier in Lucius and the pair begin to form an unlikely alliance. less
“Jackie Chan's Dragon Blade is yawn inducing and boring despite its flashy action scenes.”
Dragon Blade turns out a Amar Akbar (Mark) Antony of a Roman-Cheeni Bhai Bhai and that is the least of its problems.JAckie Chan plays Huo An, a Hun who has turned to "Give Peace A Chance" is responsible for bringing peace to the Silk Route and he is aided ably by his hijabi school teacher wife who teaches poor children from warring Chinese tribes up in the hills. But wait there is a Ughyur warrior Cold Moon who considers herself Ardhangini to Huo An, all because there was a PardahNAsheen ko beypurdah na kardoo incident when the two met on a battle ground and the Ughyur warrior's veil came off.
Before he gets a chance to get himself out of this mess he and his team are parcelled off to Wild Goose Gate to repair the ruined city. But hark! the Romans appear bringing along their succession battles. However, before we get to how the Chinese restores the rightful heir to the Roman Consul seat; there is some Yaarana between John Cusack's Roman General Lucius and the good Han Jackie Chan. And a demonstraion of what happens when Italian design meets Chinese labour force. Somehow in a movie where history goes for a toss; it seems that the only (inadverent) authentic episode on display is the setting up of Chinese sweat shops.
The movie is silly and adding 3D features to this production even sillier. Watch only if you are sucker for Brody doing his brooding evil act or Cusack his earnest good guy or Chan's goofiness.