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San wa (2005)

Archeologist Jack keeps having reoccurring dreams of a past life, where he is the great General Meng Yi, whom is sworn to protect a Korean Princess named OK-soo. Jack decides to go investigate everything with his friend William.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bing Shao ...
Nangong Yan
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Weixing Yao ...
General Shen
Jianzhong Zhang ...
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General Choi (as Choi Min Soo)
Yang Jian ...
General Choi's Aide
Gang Wu ...
General Choi's Aide
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William
Maggie Lau ...
Maggie
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Sudhanshu Pandey ...
Dasar Guard Captain (as Sudanshu Pandde)
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Governess
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Sasidharan Nair Sajith Kumar ...
Dasar Guard A
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Martial arts legend Jackie Chan stars as Jack, a world-renowned archaeologist who has begun having mysterious dreams of a past life as a warrior in ancient China. When a fellow scientist enlists his help locating the mausoleum of China's first emperor, the past collides violently with the present as Jack discovers his amazing visions are based in fact. Assisted by the spirit of a noble princess... Written by Anonymous

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An Unforgettable Journey Through Time Unearths A Hero For The Ages


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$801,793 (Hong Kong), 23 September 2005, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

HKD 70,000,000, 28 September 2005
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Trivia

Jackie Chan was stabbed in the arm while filming a stunt. See more »

Goofs

(at around 9 mins) During the first sword fight, Jackie's character accidentally impales his opponent, at an angle upward through his back. Upon the camera moving away and then back, the sword is suddenly through his opponent's stomach, completely level. See more »

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Endless Love
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Sung by Sun Nan and Han Hong
Lyrics by Wang Zhongyan
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Never satisfied
18 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

What do you expect when you see a movie like this? Something huge with thousands of extras and perfect computer effects? Check. Archaeology action like Indiana Jones? Check. Tragical love story with beautiful lady? Check. Speedy stunts, fights and fun like in the good old Jackie Chan flicks? Check. Judging by the sum of its parts, this ought to be the greatest movie of the 21st century. In reality, it's not quite so. 2 tremendously entertaining hours, yes, but not a perfect movie.

What are the reasons? I'd like to name three. First, I always see Jackie Chan with a helmet, desperately trying to keep a straight face, when I am supposed to see the general. He just isn't that type of guy. The dreams or historical flashbacks are therefore less convincing than the scenes from the present day. Second, the whole anti-gravity stone thing has much too much Spielberg in it. The myth could have remained a myth, in other words: the audience doesn't always want a scientific explanation why things happen, especially if it's as unlikely as this one. Third, I think what neither worked well in this movie is the villain. From the moment he appears and does the usual "I'll steal the big Blah to rule the world" villain routine, the rest becomes predictable. If the screenplay had dared to move along a different path, it would have evoked less of the "seen it before" feeling. I enjoyed it, but regrettably it's not without the little flaws mentioned.


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