An exiled detective is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu.
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I make it no secret that I love any and almost EVERY movie Andy Lau is in. He is a superior actor and a great martial artist. When I saw the trailer for this movie I knew I had to see it.
Andy never fails to deliver. From the moment he comes on screen to the moment the movie ends, you are drawn to him like a moth to a flame. He is charismatic and can do just about any/every thing to make his character believable. What was so great about this movie was that the back up cast was just as good at convincing you that they were their characters too.
Now, I won't lie... several times I got confused during this movie. I think it's because my brain is a little slow in processing what I am seeing and what I am reading from the English Subtitles... but it was NEVER hard to get back into the story. I am sure if I watched this movie again, I'd pick up whatever it is I lost along the way.
I recommend this movie for those of you who like a mystery and for those who like foreign films. It delivers a very enthralling story, the acting is really unbeatable, and the visuals are stunning.