FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE (M)
Stars: Jet Li, Xun Zhou
Director: Hark Tsui
Available: Now on DVD and BD Groundbreaking action
director Hark Tsui ( Once Upon a Time in China) gets carried away with effects and 3D film making with this loose updating of another of his classics and the results are a mixed bag of feverish action and overworked plotting. You’ll need to pay close attention to the details here with the story about evil eunuchs and rebel warriors fighting it out at an out- of- way inn to find a buried treasure convoluted and dripping in details. The action is well choreographed and thankfully varied but all the stuff flying at the screen is majorly distracting.