Browsing around fandango.com, I lucked out when I found an Asian period epic playing nearby. Much like the films “Three Kingdoms”, “Red Cliff” and “The Warlords”, a knowledge of this tumultuous Chinese period in history may be a must to truly and fully appreciate the historical epic “The Warring States” (aka. Zhan Guo, 2011) Much like “Three Kingdoms”, director Jing Chen and writer Shen Jian goes straight to the jugular, grabs references … more
THE WARRING STATES is a curious film, at times capturing the ‘bigness’ and ‘boldness’ that only the best period pictures can muster. It feels rich, epic and lush – precisely the way a film embracing key moments in a nation history should be – and it loudly cries out to say something definitive about ‘The Warring States Period’ of Chinese history … but, for the life of me, I have absolutely no idea what that statement may have been because … more
What's your opinion on The Warring States (2011 Chinese film)?