The Dynasty Warriors film seems to be gleefully trustworthy to the sport
Videogame films have tried ignoring their supply materials, and so they’ve tried legitimising their supply materials by way of being as dour as doable, but it surely’s uncommon that they’ve simply embraced the inherent absurdity of videogames. Enter: the Dynasty Warriors film, which seems to be joyfully just like the Dynasty Warriors video games.
Should you’re not aware of Dynasty Warriors, it is a sequence of video games by Koei Tecmo that are set throughout the Three Kingdoms interval of Chinese language historical past. Somewhat than dry historic retellings although, they’re unbelievable romps during which you select a personality after which beat up a whole bunch or 1000’s of males on huge battlefields.
Not too dissimilar to the trailer above, then. It is clearly not unusual for Asian films to mix historical past and fantasy collectively, but it surely’s joyous to see Dynasty Warriors handled just like the daft enjoyable the video games are. It is also good to see them made with an clearly appreciable funds.
I additionally loved the mix of low tech options and high-tech digital fakery on this little behind-the-scenes clip:
The film is directed by Roy Chow and stars Louis Koo as Lu Bu, Wang Kai as Cao Cao, Tony Yang as Liu Bei, Han Geng as Guan Yu, Justin Cheung as Zhang Fei, Ray Liu as Yuan Shao, Gülnezer Bextiyar as Diao Chan and Carina Lau as as a mysterious character
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Sadly, there is not any introduced western launch date but. The film completed filming again in 2018, however Covid-19 has delayed its launch in Hong Kong and China until later this month.