Genre: Historical drama
Directors: Jackie Chan, Zhang Li
Stars: Jackie Chan, Winston Chao, Joan Chen
A historical drama about the Xinhai Revolution that brought down China’s Qing Dynasty, 1911 positions Sun Yat-Sen (Chao) and Huang Xing (Chan), the revolution’s leaders.
But its perspective is split between military general Yuan Shikai and the Empress as well as the revolutionaries, creating a slow and confusing film.
The battle scenes are well shot, but 1911 brings nothing new to the genre and will be of little interest to anyone uninterested in Chinese history.
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