Sunday, 14 September 2008

Films and TV: Two sets of Three Kingdoms

My recommendations for films that Mandarin-learning laowai might have otherwise missed.

Released in 2008, these two da pian both describe events in the novel Three Kingdoms. However, similarities do not end there: I neither understood, nor enjoyed either film.

Hopefully I can be forgiven for not quite knowing what was going on: the dialogue is pretty classical. As for the makers of these two films, they should not be as easily let off the hook - in my opinion Three Kingdoms and Red Cliff are little more than spectacular wastes of money.

Red Cliff: 赤壁, Chìbì; Three Kingdoms: 三国之见龙卸甲,Sānguó zhī xiàn lóng xiè jiă 


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