August 07, 2012
This movie has a lot of depth and a lot of heart. It was brutally honest in its retelling of a horrific event. And although it was made in China and some say that it is geared toward that group, i believe that the message is universal. Anyone with a soul and a heart could not leave the theatre without being affected by some element of the story. All the actresses were wonderful espeically the
August 03, 2012
This movie was made for a Chinese audience and plays to the Chinese culture that celebrates heroes who make the selfless, ultimate sacrifice. The story is interesting if not engaging.
If you are Chinese, you will cry about the brutality committed by Imperial Japanese Army in this movie. If you are Japanese, you will feel uncomfortable, shame to hate about this movie's message. This is the dividing line even today between China and Japan. As a movie, it hits hard with audience's emotions. After all we are all people.
January 31, 2012