Videogame motion pictures have tried ignoring their supply materials, and so they’ve tried legitimising their supply materials through being as dour as doable, but it surely’s uncommon that they’ve simply embraced the inherent absurdity of videogames. Enter: the Dynasty Warriors movie, which looks joyfully like the Dynasty Warriors video games.
If you are not conversant in Dynasty Warriors, it is a collection of video games by Koei Tecmo that are set throughout the Three Kingdoms interval of Chinese historical past. Rather than dry historic retellings although, they’re implausible romps during which you select a personality after which beat up a whole lot or 1000’s of males on huge battlefields.
Not too dissimilar to the trailer above, then. It’s clearly not unusual for Asian motion pictures to mix historical past and fantasy collectively, but it surely’s joyous to see Dynasty Warriors handled like the daft enjoyable the video games are. It’s additionally good to see them made with an clearly appreciable funds.
I additionally loved the mixture of low tech options and high-tech digital fakery on this little behind-the-scenes clip:
The movie 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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Unfortunately, there is no introduced western launch date but. The movie completed filming again in 2018, however Covid-19 has delayed its launch in Hong Kong and China until later this month.