Daily Archives: January 10, 2010

Battle of Wits a.k.a Mozi Warrior. Watch it.

A great Chinese Warring States period film staring the well regarded Andy Lau (Ge Li) as the “Mozi Warrior” a quasi-monk type of order that, in addition to preaching universal love and acceptance, are experts at defending city-states against aggressors.

In the face of doom the small state of Liang (about 4,000 people) faces a Zaho army of 100,000.  The 100,000 troops are on their way to fight another large state its just that Laing happens to be in the way.  Liang pleads with the Mozi order to send an army to help them survive.  The order sends Ge LI to set up the city’s defenses against the large army.

Ge Li does manage to hold off the Zhao army which needs to get to their primary objective and can’t waste time fooling around with this insignificant city.  During the siege,  Laing turns on Ge Li who must also deal with the real world and his universal love philosophy.

This movie is a great film the only complaint is a sub-plot “love story” which takes away from the hard nosed winner take all warfare that plagued China for hundreds of years.

Watch it.


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Guest Reviewer Charles Takes a Look at Avitar.

I saw Avatar in 3d but not IMAX.  While the plot is a bit weak, it is one of the most visually stunning movies I have ever seen.  I recommend it highly if for nothing else than to see the special effects.  Given the accomplishment of the movie, in the future is will not be necessary to have actors or scenery.  Movies can be completely generated in the computer.

The plot is a rather typical environmentalist nativist concoction.  Obviously the humans who colonized Pandora forgot the lessons taught by Cortez and the United States’ handling of native peoples.  While made out to be ruthless, the Pandora colonists had nothing on those who colonized the New World.  Obviously, some remedial history was in order.

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