Sword of the Assassin (2012)

  • Year: 2012
  • Released: 20 Jan 2012
  • Country: Vietnam
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  • IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2187149/
  • Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/sword_of_the_assassin
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  • Available in: 720p, 1080p,
  • Language: Vietnamese
  • MPA Rating: Not Rated
  • Genre: Action, Drama, History
  • Runtime: 103 min
  • Writer: Victor Vu
  • Director: Victor Vu
  • Cast: Huynh Dong, Midu, Khuong Ngoc
  • Keywords: martial arts, assassination, swordplay, falsely accused, royal family, 15th century,

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A Brave New World

How do you review a Martial Arts movie?

Essentially TMAH can be categorized as the first Vietnamese production to attempt a full-scale historical martial arts story.

And what is really enticing about historical martial arts stories? 1. Epic landscapes, historical beauty and dramatic costumes 2. Riveting Moralistic Story-plot of betrayal, revenge, love, justice, friendship, power and greed 3. Captivating sword and martial arts choreography and effects 4. Mesmerizing heroes and devastatingly evil villains

You could review it against the many successful mega-epic historically accurate and mesmerizing productions from the best of the world, or you could review it from the scope of what it achieved within the budget, storyline, execution and for the market it was made for.

I choose the latter.

Okay, so TMAH is not ‘Ang Lee’ beautiful or deep in its plot twists nor even as epic as many world-class mega-million dollar sword flick or martial arts productions out of Hong Kong, China, Korea or even Thailand studios of today. But, we have to keep in mind that Vietnam’s post-war movie industry is still in its infancy. And for that it is simply inspiring!

And while I agree that the characters could have more depth in their acting, the landscapes and costumes could have had less of a Chinese influence, the plot could have been less expected, the heroes and villains expanded further plus the execution of the choreography more refined; the crux is TMAH is still a great watch simply because it had enough of all the elements to make it a great first foray.

All the leading and supporting characters give a good account of themselves without overacting, especially first time leading lady – Midu, who gave an impeccable performance as a young strong willed, sometimes temperamental but lovable sister seeking justice!

Even the extras look fully committed to their world. When the scenic shots hit the mark, they really are stunning. And there is enough creativity in the action choreography to leave you impressed. The effects could have been more polished but the music and sound effects unlike even some great epics, are beautiful and crisp. I am especially drawn to the double arrowed flying assassins!

Ultimately, is there room to improve? Definitely. But more importantly I sum up the entire movie as an epic milestone for Vietnamese film-making…and best of all, it can only get bigger, richer and better from here on.

Hopefully there’ll be more Vietnamese films like this in the future!!!

Really love this movie!!! 😀 It has all the wonderful elements I like about martial arts movie – An excellent plot, beautiful scenery, wonderful martial arts choreography and throw in some well done humor and you’ve got an excellent movie. I really liked the actress who played the evil empress – there was a lot of depth to her character.

It was correctly paced and I never felt bored watching the movie. As a martial artist, I really appreciated the choreography. The fighting scenes were exciting to watch and reminded me of the good old days before crouching tiger hidden dragon where there was less flying moments. This choreography has a good mix of both.

Overall, I’m so happy I got to watch this movie and as soon as it comes out in DVD I’m going to buy it for all my friends and family 😀

Also, I really liked the message in this movie. Unfortunately, I can’t state what it is or it’s be a spoiler. ^_^

Vietnam’s First Wuxia-Style Film

Young Nguyen Vu (Huynh Dong) is brought to the home of a monk after his entire family is killed at the order of the Queen, Thai Hau (Van Trang), who suspects the Nguyen family of assassinating her husband who happened to have died while in their home. The monk trains young Nguyen Vu in wuxia (the Chinese type of martial arts that one sees in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” – all floating through the air and walking up walls) and when he is old enough, tells him who he really is. This sets Nguyen Vu on the road to avenge his family’s name; along the way, he meets Hoa Xuan (Mi Du) and her older sister Hoa Ha (Kim Hien), who have their own, very similar, reasons for wanting to destroy Thai Hau. They have many opponents, of course, including a bald-headed scar-faced man who appears to do Thai Hau’s bidding but really is in league with another aspirant to the throne. And all of them are in search of the possibly non-existent blood letter, a letter written in blood by a dying eunuch who knew all the secrets of the royal household at the time of the Nguyen family’s fall and the Queen’s rise. How the two sisters and Nguyen Vu meet their challengers, and what fates await them, is all in God’s hands, according to Nguyen Vu’s mentor, but perhaps he can create some of his own fate….

This is Vietnam’s first foray into the realm of epic historical martial arts film, and while there is little that is new here, there is much to enjoy. First of all, the storyline is fairly clean (as these films go, anyway) and, while derivative, the action sequences are extremely well executed. In addition, the beauty of the Vietnamese countryside is given ample scope – by turns lush and harsh, beautiful and treacherous, this is an absolutely stunning film visually. One finds oneself caught up in the story to the extent of cheering when the hero wins a fight and booing when the bad guys turn up. There are some terrific fantasy sequences thrown into the mix, as at the very beginning when a statue of a lion/dragon in the monk’s courtyard comes to life and the monk must battle it to return it to its stone state, and towards the very end when Nguyen Vu finds himself battling his foe on a lake or river, gathering his strength for one last push against his oppressor. Even the evil Queen becomes somewhat more sympathetic towards the end, which I felt was a very nice, humanizing, touch. I wouldn’t list this film among the very best of its kind, but I *would* buy it should it appear in DVD form in the future, as it was quite entertaining and very beautiful to look at.