Dynasty Warriors is a video game franchise about famous characters from Chinese history who use massive weapons and mysterious forces to kill a large number of nameless enemy troops. If you think that sounds like a bad premise for an entire feature film, the new trailer for the new Chinese-made Dynasty Warriors the movie shows you completely wrong.
This trailer is about the action as it jumps from one magical move to the next. At one point, Guan Yu, played by former K-pop idol Geng Han, crashes on a battlefield and sets everyone on fire with his giant crescent-shaped blade. Then the trailer gives us a short montage of other characters from the games who show their own hard-destroying powers.
Of course, there are also a few photos dedicated to Lu Bu (Louis Koo), one of Dynasty Warriors most famous and powerful characters. In his short time on screen, Lu Bu assumes three enemy generals at once and decimates an enemy army with lightning that shoots out of his halberd. What̵
The video game series has always been about ridiculous and over-the-top action, and this first trailer matches that energy perfectly. Other than action, the film’s story will be (loosely) based on the Chinese historical text, Records of the Three Kingdoms, which provides a story about the late Eastern Han dynasty and the ensuing conflicts between Cao Wei, Shu Han and Eastern Wu. Chinese states after the fall of the Han dynasty.
The Dynasty Warriors The film is set for release in China on April 30, but there is no confirmed date for a US release yet.