Saving General Yang
Dir. Ronnie Yu. 2013, 102 mins. Digital projection. With Adam Cheng, Ekin Cheng. The mythology of the Yang family—ferocious warriors who protected northern China from Khitan invaders in the Song Dynasty—have inspired an abundance of high-soaring action epics (Eight Diagram Pole-Fighter, Hero). Taking a chapter from this saga, Saving General Yang spins a tale of chivalry into a kinetic fantasy of flight and fury, with action sequences as intricately constructed as they are expansive. When the Khitans decide to take revenge on the Yangs for past carnage, they capture father General Yang Ye, forcing his wife and seven sons to defend themselves against armies of thousands in treacherous Wolf Mountain.
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