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23 April 2013 @ 03:59 pm
7 go, only 6 return.  
It’s been a while since I wrote a review about dramas / movies.
This time, I won’t do any Japanese-related post.
Few days ago, I went to cinema to watch ‘Saving General Yang’. Yes, a Chinese movie.
It was last year the last time I watch movie in cinema.

‘Saving General Yang’ is basically an epic historical movie during Song Dynasty.
I don’t know much about this dynasty-thing so can’t elaborate more on that.

Saving General Yang is based on the legendary Generals of the Yang Family. An epic tale about the renowned Song Dynasty's military defense headed by the clan of Yang against the nomadic Northern nation the Liao, sometimes also known as the Khitans in accounts of ancient Chinese history. Head of the Yang clan is the charismatic old veteran general, Yang Ye, who is also the father of seven sons, namely Ping, Ding, Ang, Hui, De, Zhao and Si. The seven young men possess different temperaments and characters, but they have to join forces and wits when their father is taken by enemy forces.


Adam Cheng as Yang Father (age 66, Hong Kong)

Ekin Cheng as Yang 1st Brother (age 46, Hong Kong)
SGY moden 01

Yu Bo as Yang 2nd Brother (Mainland)
SGY moden 02

Vic Chou as Yang 3rd Brother (Taiwan)
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Li Chen as Yang 4th Brother (Mainland)
SGY moden 04

Lam Fung as Yang 5th Brother (Hong Kong)
SGY moden 05

Wu Chun as Yang 6th Brother (Taiwan)
SGY moden 06

Fu Xinbo as Yang 7th Brother (Mainland)
SGY moden 07

Though some reviews said that it was quite lame, I found it very interesting, for certain reasons:
1 – The scenery is so beautiful and wonderful.
2 – The fighting scenes, as reported that 60% of it was on-horse war, are so thrilling and full of excitement.
3 – The choices of casts. I don’t really know Yu Bo, Li Chen and Fu Xinbo (these are mainland casts) but putting Cheng Yee Kin as the eldest was the perfect choice, Vic Chou as the archery-expert (he was called as Taiwanese Legolas, and he quite fit that) is just nice, Lam Fung as the medical expert is great, Wu Chun as the ‘supposed to be the star’ of the film (as reviews said the 6th brother is the most well – known of all) is acceptable.
4 – Cheng Siu Chun as the father is not something to be argued at. I have always liked his voice and the way he speaks.
5 – The way how the mother misinterpreted the monk’s message that lead to the whole storyline.
6 – I miss EKIN very much. And I really, I repeat, really like EKIN as an epic hero, as an eldest brother and as a cool fighter.

I can give as many stars as I want to this movie.

A/N: How I miss seeing my Ekin in sword-fighting.
A/N 2 : I hope I type the names correctly.
litofroggylitofroggy on April 23rd, 2013 12:00 pm (UTC)
Somehow this makes me want to watch it.

It was chinese? So was it produced in mainland china? :) or hong kong?
Shibarushibaru11 on April 23rd, 2013 02:15 pm (UTC)
i'm not very sure but the company produced it name 'Pegasus Motion Picture'...
i guess it's mainland?

i hope if you watch it, we can share our thoughts on this...
litofroggylitofroggy on April 23rd, 2013 11:30 pm (UTC)
I just googled the production company. They're based in... They're based in Hong Kong...

But hey, at least I don't need subs. I can understand perfectly well what they're saying... I think..

If I can even FIND the movie >
Shibarushibaru11 on April 24th, 2013 03:02 am (UTC)
but i don't know where you can find it uploaded....
it has just been released on 4th April so i have no idea if it's already floating in the net....

i'm waiting for the DVD so that i can re-watch it for the 2nd time...

by the way, do you have any idea on those Mainland's actors?
I read that Fu Xinbo is an idol but nothing about the others...
litofroggylitofroggy on April 25th, 2013 01:05 am (UTC)
mm~ I don't watch alot of chinese movies.. so I can't help you there...

I don't even know pinyin >< I fail >
Shibarushibaru11 on April 25th, 2013 02:32 pm (UTC)
is that so...
never mind...
but if you happen to watch this movie, do let me know...
litofroggylitofroggy on April 25th, 2013 11:07 pm (UTC)
I will ~ Thanks!