Warlords is a heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on “The Assassination of Ma,” a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about the killing of general Ma Xinyi.
Set in the midst of war and political upheaval during the Taiping Rebellion of the 1860s, “Warlords” stars Jet Li as General Pang, who barely survives a brutal massacre of his fellow soldiers by playing dead, and joins a band of bandits led by Er Hu (Andy Lau) and Wu Yang (Takeshi Kaneshiro).
After fighting back attackers from an helpless village, the three men take an oath to become blood brothers, pledging loyalty to one another until death, but things quickly turn sour and the three men become embroiled in a web of political deceit, and a love triangle between Pang, Er Hu and a beautiful courtesan (Wu Jing-Lei).
Why you care
Warlords (2010) Movie Trailer
Warlords (2010) Release Date
Friday, April 2, 2010 . This is a limited release in NY and LA.
Jet Li, Andy Lau, thousands of other chinese guys you never have heard of, or care about.
Reminds me of
The Last Samurai
The movie was made, and released in 2007, but is just hitting North America in 2010.
Jet Li, unleashing hell with your own fists.
I’m a coward, and in real battle would have hide beneath the bodies of fallen soldiers on the battlefield.
Our Clever Prediction
I’m no math major, or an economist, but limited release means limited money. Box office failure, DVD success.