The film has been out in other regions for a while and I recently checked it out. Although I enjoyed the film it is a little disjointed and poorly paced. There was some enjoyable action as you can see from the trailer but the film is a little lacking emotionally and the plot is a little underdeveloped. That said the film is worth watching as it is still enjoyable and features some excellent performances.
With the recent releases of Ip Man and True Legend and the forthcoming Ip Man 2, Reign of Assassins and Ong Bak 3, there are some great martial arts films to see at the moment.
If you’re in London you can check out the UK theatrical première of Bodyguards and Assassins as part of the Terracotta Film Festival at the mighty Prince Charles Cinema, where there will also be a Q&A with Teddy Chen.
Check out the synopis and trailer below
1905, City of Victoria (British Colony of Hong Kong). Before Dr. Sun Yat-Sen can become the Father of Modern China by instigating the revolution of 1911 that overturns the Qing Dynasty, his life is almost cut short when he arrives at Hong Kong for a secret meeting to establish a united anti-Qing revolutionary front. In the distance of thirteen blocks, the one man Dr. Sun Yat-Sen who holds a nation’s fate must survive relentless attempts on his life with only five bodyguards, a group of ordinary men and women who actually possess extraordinary fighting skills. Against hundreds of assassins, these men must put their courage to the test in order to protect the hope of millions even if it means fighting to the death…