“Could the Kingdom of Lu grow stronger by emulating the Dukedom of Qi?” a visiting dignitary asks Chow Yun-fat’s noble sage.
Take a guess, because this boring, if impressively big-haired Chinese history lesson is so, well, confusing there are often two sets of subtitles accompanying the CGI-heavy battles and weighty ethical proclamations.
Even our hero has three names. “If the world will come to know me at all, it’ll be because of this book,” says Confucius (aka Kong Qiu or Zhong Ni) of his life’s work, The Analects Of Confucius.
Best not bother with the movie, then.