‘The Guillotines’ mixes the old and the new

'The Guillotines is a secret group of warriors and the titular weapon seen here
‘The Guillotines is a secret group of warriors and the titular weapon seen here

[rating=3]Starring:  Huang Xiaoming, Ethan Juan, Shawn Yue, Li Yuchun, Jing Boran, Wen Zhang, Purba Rygal, Andrew Lau, Gao Tian and Zhou Yiwei
Writer(s):  Jojo Hui, Joyce Chan, Aubrey Lam, Philip Lui, Guo Junli and Chit Ka-kei
Director(s):  Andrew Lau

“Too many cooks spoil the broth” – old adage

The Guillotines is a new Wu Xia film from director Andrew Lau (who also has a small role in the movie) who is best known for 2002’s Infernal Affairs.  A period piece, The Guillotines is a re-imagining of Master of the Flying Guillotines without the original’s humor that tries to make up for this with incredible visuals.

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