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.
January 23, 2010 at 3:46 pm
JP this clip is very enticing. I will have to see the entire movie.