Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Rebel - Dòng Máu Anh Hùng

"Sometimes the greatest battle is the batte of hearts"

"1920s. Vietnam under colonial French ruling. Anti-French rebellions emerge all over the country to disrupt the foreign occupiers. In respond, the colonialist employed units of Vietnamese agents to track and destroy these rebels. The film follows the journey of LE VAN CUONG, a French cultured undercover elite. Although branded with a perfect track record, Cuong's inner conscience is troubled by the sea of Vietnamese blood he had spilled to uphold a French washed ideal. Following an assassination of a high ranking French, Cuong is assigned to seek and kill the notorious leader of the resistance. Cuong encounters VO THANH THUY, a relentless revolutionary fighter and the daughter of the rebel leader. Cuong's superior intends for him to use Thuy as a mean to get to her father but Cuong soon has feelings for her. Thuy's patriotism ignites conflicts between Cuong's consciousness and his cultured faith. Will Cuong discover his inner-self and find love or will he continue his mission? The journey unfolds..."
Written by Johnny Nguyen @ imdb.com

Cast: Johnny Tri Nguyen, Dustin Nguyen, Nguyen Thang, Ngo Thanh Van, Nguyen Chanh Tin
Director: Charlie NguyenProducer: Jimmy Pham
Produced By: Chanh Phuong Film Studio (CP)
Genre(s): Action, Drama, Romance
Runtime: 103 min
Released Date: Limited Releases
Website: Official Website for The Rebel
Myspace: Official Myspace


My Thoughts:
I didn’t see this movie yet or any of the recent release Vietnamese movies because they are limited release and so I’m waiting for it to be on DVD. The reason I want to see the movie like I said earlier when I posted Saigon Eclipse that I wanted to support the Vietnamese movie industry in America. As for this movie, I think it will be good because it is historical base and lots of drama and stuff. I also heard that a lot of money was put into making this movie, so I hope it does well. Check out other films, Saigon Eclipse, Saigon Love Story, Derailed Heart, Journey From The Fall and The Spirits.


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Mike G. said...

Any word on when the DVD will be released?

Karly said...

hmm.. i think it's already out.

Dude said...

The movie is not that good. It's alright at best. The acting was so-so. Dustin has a scene where he cried which made no sense at all. A bad ass cried because he couldnt get his job done? That's a pussy. As for the fighting, there were to many 360 round house mid air kicks. I know it's Vo Binh Dinh, VINA martial art, and stuffs, but it's over done.
Overall, the movie just isnt that good.

Anonymous said...

mite not be good... but i saw nguyen thang... i'll watch it becus of him..... ms karly... give me the 411 on Mr. thang pls... i probably won't have a chance to meet until chinese new year... he is HOT!!! that's all...

The Last Bridgeburner said...

Good effort from the filmmakers. Ok movie, good fighting. Ngo Thanh Van has a strong presence and great skills. Johnny Nguyen must have spent lots of time training her personally and...intimately, which explains why they ended up in bed and Johnny Nguyen divorced his wife.

Anyone who hasn't seen the film should check it out. You can watch some of the great fights here:

Oh and I agree with Dude, Johnny uses way too much spinning kicks, which sometimes seem inapproriate to the circumstances. Other than that, the fights are spectacular.

Anonymous said...

agreed. this movie was ok (in terms of acting and plot), but a good effort! so they get points for that.

the fight scenes were pretty cool but at times i was thinking omfg you're going to get shot right now. they left so many openings in the fights. i know they wouldn't get shot, they're the main characters! but still, that bothered me a bit.

i say watch it, but i wouldn't say this is the best. although i'm hoping from this point the movies will get better.

Anonymous said...

NTV her fighting skill sucks. Too weak she needs to work harder on her fight skills.