The Lost Bladesman (2011) is a must see for Donnie Yen fans
This is a traditional Chinese epic and tragedy. It’s also one of the best Donnie Yen films I’ve seen and if you never seen him use weapons, now is your chance.
The 2011 film is about General Guan Yunchan, a kind hearted warrior who is described as a “wolf with the heart of a lamb” and whose prowess in the battlefield was unmatched.
It was his heart that gave him the strength to fight to defend and protect what he believed him. However, it would also be his greatest weakness.
Using his kind hearted nature, the warlords pit him against each other for their own gain.
Yen makes and very convincing Guan and gets to show off his skills in Chinese weaponry.
Fortunately, it’s not only the fight scenes but everything else seems to fit it quite well; the music, the dialogue and photography all present a touching picture of a man who is reluctantly used as pawn.
For any Yen fan, this is a must see. [Buy it Blu-ray on Amazon]