Fantasia 2019: 'Kingdom' Unites Chinese Lore and Japanese Talent for a Good Time
There exists a plethora of wuxia films depicting either relatively accurate or highly fictionalized eras of China’s storied past, tales of kingdom unifications, uprisings, and many other ups and downs painted with the blood of famous warriors. Action movie fair highlighting more recent eras in Chinese history have had no trouble reminding audiences again and again and again that they and the Japanese have not been the best of friends for some time. As far as casual wuxia film fans are concerned, Kingdom comes out of the proverbial woodwork. As the movie opens and the Chinese characters begin to converse