Huo An, the commander of the Protection Squad of the Western Regions, was framed by evil forces and becomes enslaved. On the other hand, a Roman general escapes to China after rescuing the Prince. The heroic duo meet in the Western Desert and a thrilling story unfolds.Wikipedia
Dragon Blade Reviews
Of all of Chan's recent escapades, this is the only one that not only lives up to his desired ambitious streak but also has a warm touch to it.
While it scores high on what may be termed "a cinematic appearance", it lingers too long on places it shouldn't. Clichéd, but definitely worth one watch.
The writing and direction both are uninspired and while some of Chan’s action is fun to watch, there is a lot of clunky dialogue as well that could put you to sleep. John Cusack and Adrien Brody are both miscast although the latter tries hard to appear wicked.Dragon Blade is a disappointment for Jackie Chan fans; you are better off watching a re-run of his older films.
It's kind of fascinating to watch really, because you get to witness the birth of a new kind of cinema, the Chinese War Epic that will eventually catch up with Hollywood's superhero films in the near future.
We weren’t impressed by the art design (and for that matter, the landscapes), but the battle scenes are noteworthy as is the acting by Cusack and Brodie, and of course, our man Chan.
Blurring the lines between fiction and history, this film sends out a message of peace and equality in resonant forces. The battle scenes are a visual treat with commendable camera work. It somehow remains with you even after leaving the cinema hall, despite its inconsistencies.
A smart spectacle where action choreography delivers the goods.