Wednesday, January 01, 2014

The Guillotines (Foreign Chinese Action 2012)

The beginning of this movie seemed to start off well, but as it progressed on, it kept on falling down a hill and eventually landed straight on its face.

The movie followed around a group a assassins who were the spec ops of the Qing Emperor during the 17th century. When things go south during a mission to kill an enemy of the state, they are disavowed and then hunted down. Pretty much everything in this movie that wasn't action was stupid. It had lots of talking, lots of "secrets" that added to the story but were lame plot twists, and yeah the ending was horrific. At least other Chinese movies with Jet Li in them had more of story. This one just wasn't put together well.
Rating - D