Sunday, August 21

[Movie Review] Call Of Heroes 危城

In the early Republic of China, the whole country was trodden by incessant civil wars. The new ruling warlord Cao Ying sent his son Cao Shaolun to take over the remote village Pucheng. Cold-blooded and temperamental, Shaolun killed the innocents and orphans. The guardians of Pucheng arrested him and the guardian commander Yang Kenan planned to execute him after the trial. Zhang Yi, a colonel under warlord Cao Ying, learnt of what happened and came to Pucheng demanding the release of Shaolun. Zhang came across Ma Feng, who learnt martial arts from his mentor. Ma witnessed the outrageous behaviour of Shalolun and refused to take Zhang’s side. He was determined to assist Yang to keep Shaolun behind bars. Zhang failed to rescue Shaolun. Cao’s army invaded Pucheng and caused numerous casualties and deaths. The brave heroes swore to fight the battle to protect their homeland.

Watched Call Of Heroes 危城 with my church mentee - Ting Feng on Friday night. Decided to catch this film because the trailer seems rather promising. 

Personally, I feel that the film was good and rather classic on its own. Initially, the story may appear draggy and predictable but somewhat, it got better with the many intense scenes and great martial arts move. 

The plot was weak as it could have developed further. On the other hand, the well-planned strategies for the counter attack was smart. Good that certain humour was injected to lighten this heavy-hearted show.

It reminded me that both law and justice are equally important in a country. Without it strictly implemented, anyone could just break the law. It does not matter who you are, even if you are somewhat up there, one still have to pay for what He had done.

Ratings: 3.4 / 5