Saturday, February 5, 2011

Shaolin [2011]

Shaolin strikes me as one of the best movies ever made as it combines the likes of Nicholas Tse, Andy Lau and Jackie Chan.  The movie shows little about romance, but is filled with and exciting journey of a previous dictator which is remorseful towards his previous actions, particularly when he was the one betrayed by his most trusted soldier. If you are unsure about what Shaolin is all about, do get The Shaolin Monastery: History, Religion, and the Chinese Martial Arts to know more. 

Jackie Chan, looking a little more 'healthy' serves as a cook, but his contribution as a 'guest star' is not as little as one would expect as he managed to pull off several 'trademark Jackie Chan' stuns which were very pleasent to see.  The mood of the movie itself is gripping, making you sink even more in the atmosphere.  A must watch movie.  It deserves more praise than it has been given.

No comments: