Jacky Chan and Leehom Wang bonding in Little Big Soldier
Little Big Soldier (2010) Chinese Movie Information
Title in Chinese – 大兵小將
Title in Pinyin – Da Bing Xiao Jiang
Genre – History & War
Subject/theme –During the Warring States period a soldier captures a soldier captures a general and attempts to take back to his territory
Language – Mandarin
Region – China
China – 14 February 2010
Hong Kong – 25th February 2010
USA – 6th June 2010
Movie runtime – 96 minutes
Director – Jacky Chan
Cast & Role Played
Jackie Chan – Liang Soldier
Leehom Wang – Wei General and crowned prince
Sung-Jun Yoo – Wei Prince and younger brother of the General
Peng Lin – Songster
Rongguang Yu – Deputy Wei General and traitor/mole
Wang Baoqiang – Liang scout
During China’s warring states period, a number of kingdoms are fighting for survival and to unify China under one ruler. An army from the Wei kingdom is ambushed by a smaller army from the Liang Kingdom and only two people survive the battle. A an old soldier and ex farmer from the Liang army and the general from the Wei army.
The soldier takes the wounded general captive and attempts to return back to Liang to claim a reward for his captive. The return journey is complicated when an armed posse from Wei commanded by a Wei prince attempted to kill the general who is the crown prince of Wei. The soldier and the general struggle to survive his murderous brother, bandits, deserters, a scheming songstress and savage tribesmen.
Editor’s Review of Little Big Soldier – Score 8/10
Little Big Soldier is an enjoyable movie to watch and one of Jacky Chan’s best recent movies. The historical perspective on the warring states period is very interesting and Jacky Chan’s acting as a bitter old soldier who is tired of war and just wants to go back to farming is has more depth and complexity than you’d expect of him.
The over all acting in Little Big Soldier is very good and each character is unique and well rounded. The story is involved with a decent level of complexity and subtle humour in place of the normal slapstick you’d expect. Over all Little Big soldier is a well rounded movie with good acting, enjoyable characters and a story what will keep your attention and entertaining. In the style of Jacky Chan's older films, filming bloopers and shown with the closing credits which is a nice touch.
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