General Sees Qingcheng 0:29 36. Just a Flesh Wound 2:29 43. Kunlun is disguised as Guangming as they prepare to fight the enemy leader Wuhuan Nicholas Tse , who is out to assassinate the King, but when they arrive, they find that the strong-willed Qingcheng is in greater danger than the potentate as her father and his soldiers struggle to verbally and physically cut her down to size. A story that's made without a soul, without human emotions is simply ain't going to work. Archived from on 24 October 2007. There are simply too many moments that he pinched from other movies such as Superman, Mission Impossible, Lion King, Lord of the Rings, Silence of the Lamb and the list continues but all characters here are very wooden and two-dimensional but that I sat through the longest two hours of my life. This ambitious movie is masterminded by Chen Kaige, one of the most prominent Director from mainland China after Zhang Yimou.
To make an effective movie, special effects need to be made secondary, and it's there to facilitate the telling of a story. In this case that is partially correct. I gave this movie a 5 star rating because of the story and how vibrant the colors are. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present. Are their fates already sealed by a higher power, or can they still choose a life they want? Of the two ills, the lack of diverse instrumentation is by far the fatal element, for many maestros have proven over time that even the most simplistic chord progressions in a theme can be made deliciously enticing by their exotic execution. But when a slave -- disguised as a mighty general - defends first her honor and then her life with an unflinching valor, the princess feels something stir within her for the first time, and in the awakening of passion, she realizes with dread what destiny holds for her. He sends him to the palace with order to save the king, describing him as the only one with.
With even the melodrama written to epic proportions, every aspect of the film was conceived in lavish extravagance, not to mention the usual body-flying special effects specific to these Chinese martial arts showcases. Soon the fate of these two intertwine when the princess believes the general to be her hero, thus pulling him into this web of fate. What saddens me is that many of these actors here are A-grade and very accomplished and it's still beyond me why they would get themselves involved in such a contrived and messily-put together movie? Armour or Robe 4:56 39. Jeroen Admiraal - January 19, 2007, at 4:19 a. Both Wuhuan and Guangming die in the fight while Kunlun is fatally wounded. An orphaned girl, driven by poverty at such a young age, makes a promise with an enchantress.
These themes are loyally stated throughout the score, with none being a substantially weak link in the fabric. Kunlun and Guangming impulsively rescue Qingcheng instead of the King, and as they look for a safe haven for the princess, both men fall in love with her, while both the King's forces and Wuhuan are determined to find them. He meets the spirit in human form that tells him someone will kill the king and stain his honor. Are their fates already sealed by a higher power, or can they still choose a life they want? I'd seen the movie advertised on MonkeyPeaches. The duke's theme is as understated as that of the princess, but with a darker minor key emphasis in its underplayed menace. Few moments of downtime exist in The Promise, almost exhausting you by its conclusion.
Children without Pa 2:58 31. It doesn't exhaust in the same fashion as a score like 2006's Pans Labyrinth from Javier Navarrete, which does so with its dense and challenging constructs, but The Promise rather overwhelms you with the sheer size of its harmonious themes and the creative force behind its action rhythms. Wuhuan's Plan 10:20 Copyright © 2007-2019, Filmtracks Publications. I've read reviews that people say they hate reading sub titles and I think then watch a English movie!!! In the end, it doesn't really matter if you can keep all of Badelt's themes straight, for they are all so strongly realized in performance that only an overwhelming impression of magnificence is left upon the listener. Guangming, the General 1:07 7.
I'm writing this review even though I generally feel that reviews should come only after you've seen the movie. The real extented version that I have is only 122 Min and it also marks on the cover that say The Uncut Version. He orders Kunlun to wear his crimson armour and save the King. A while later, Guangming is caught off guard and injured by Snow Wolf, Wuhuan's henchman, but is saved by his slave, Kunlun. In this highly engaging score, you still hear the basic, underlying chord progressions of Badelt's more mundane writing. The woman promises the small girl all the riches she desires, but in return, she will never be with the man she loves.
However, bloodshed is rarely present. The delivery by Amazon Through a secondary seller was excellent. Budgeted at 30 million dollars, Mo Gik aka The Promise, Master of the Crimson Armor, and Wu Ji was a major box-office success in China before receiving an international release. Kunlun survives after wearing Snow Wolf's immortality robe. Ironically, these simple thematic constructs can even be more entertaining on album given the pleasurable nature of similar progressions used in 90% of songs today, depending on how they are orchestrated and performed.
Five different characters find their destiny: an extremely loyal slave Who starts crawling and ends up flying , an arrogant General Who finally discovers love for the first time , a cunning beautiful Princess Who is cursed to lose every man she loves , an evil Duke Who at the end proves to be as insecure as he is evil , and a pitiable assassin Who betrayed not his people but himself. Wuji - Main Theme 3:45 3. During a long and bloody battle, Kunlun Jang Dong-gun , a slave who has been ordered to fight, proves his skill and bravery in combat, and his commander, General Guangming Hiroyuki Sanada , rewards him by making him his personal assistant. Guangming, Kunlun, and Qingcheng are sentenced to death but they break free and fight Wuhuan, who tells Qingcheng he is the boy she stole a mantou from. Manshen appears when Kunlun and Qingcheng are attempting to pass through the Veil of Time, and tells Qingcheng that the promises made between deities and humans are as fragile as ordinary promises.