When I first saw this movie I was overwhelmed with its colors and its story. Many of these sweeping epics that China has produced in the recent years have really blown my mind. While I’m not sure about its historical value the film is definitely filled with plenty of battle scenes.
I’ve been buying the historical fiction books that cover this time period and the stories of the ninth legion, but until I have a chance to read them I guess this movie will have to supplement my desires for this material.
Took me a minute to find the source of this movie, even though it shouldn’t have. Here it is in the classical writings of Rosemary Sutcliff.
I’m not sure if it was because I stopped having regular cable television or if this series from Ken Follett’s book was just not as promoted as Pillars of the Earth, but I discovered it once it was complete and liked it just as much as its predecessor.
I wouldn’t quantify this as a warriors film, but I would add it to my collection of novel adaptions set in a historical time period that I enjoy watching.