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The Asian ApertureLittle Big Solider (2010)
POSTED BY JASON FETTERS, December 23, 2012    Share

When most movie lovers think of Jackie Chan, comedy, kung fu, and daring stunts come to mind. That is why Little Big Soldier is such a great movie. It has few fighting scenes and very little stunt work. It does have Jackie Chan acting and his comedic touches, which is such a refreshing change to see a stripped down Chan not relying on what he is best known for.

Little Big Soldier is set during China’s Warring States Period, a time when States waged war against each other with the Qin Dynasty unifying China in 221 BC. Jackie Chan plays an older solider, called the Big Soldier who kidnaps a high ranking general for the reward he thinks he will get. Chan is fighting for the Liang and his side has been ambushed for a couple of days by the Wei under the Little General. Together the two traveled towards Liang so Chan can turn in the Little General, in order, to get five acres of land and a house to live in peace and become a farmer.

Although the two men are rivals, they are forced to bond with each other to escape dangerous pursuers and even survive one big angry bear. As their friendship strengthens so do their trials and obstacles and they must use their combined wits just to make it through alive.

Little Big Solider has some of the best Cinematography in any give Jackie Chan movie. There are wonderful visual shots of a cliff and tranquil images of a serene river. Beautiful scenes of mountains show off how appealing natural China is.

This is not Rumble in the Bronx or the jaw dropping stunts of the Police Story series, here is Jackie Chan simply acting. He is backed by an equally talented cast that creates a rich storyline that has a lot of heart and soul. His comedy is gently peppered throughout so it is not as goofy or distracting from the overall story arc.

If you have Netflix streaming get ready to see a different side to Jackie Chan that you haven’t seen before.

Highly Recommended
5 out of 5 Stars

"The Asian Aperture" is ©2012 by Jason Fetters. All contents of Crazed Fanboy are ©2012 by Nolan B. Canova and Terence Nuzum.

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