Main Plot Points:
- Lu, Shen Lian, and Yichuan. Three sworn brothers, and deadly Jinyiwei Secret Police of the Imperial Guard.
The new Emperor s first mission – find and annihilate the corrupt fugitive Eunuch Wei and his followers.
- But one mistake reveals the truth – the three men are pawns in a deadly game, unleashing a chain of secrets, conspiracies, and lethal consequences.
What We Thought:
- Brotherhood of Blades has some pretty great fight sequences. The story is something we’ve seen before.
- Most of these Asian epic type films follow the same storyline: a person or group is sort of outcasts or try to take over a territory and must defeat huge odds. This one has 3 guys who are set up to fail missions and be scapegoats.
- But I watch these films for the fight sequences and this has some really good ones. Each guy has his own specialty, whether it’s a sword or the one guy with two blades (he was my favorite).
- Just like similar films, set design and costuming are amazing. There’s great sets with buildings and rooms and roads and backdrops. The costuming is vibrant or dull depending on what’s needed for the scene.
- I know friends that enjoy these movies and I’ll definitely recommend this to them. It’s not the best one I’ve seen, but there’s lot of action and fighting and that works for me.
- If you are a fan of these films, definitely check out Brotherhood of Blades. I liked it. I don’t always know what’s going on, but I watch for the fight sequences and this had good ones.
- New English Language Track
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Yuan Nie
- Shishi Liu
- Director Yang Lu
Recommended if You Like:
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
- The Last Supper
- Asian Epic Films