Jackson Yee (left) and Wu Jing in a still from The Battle at Lake Changjin.
Jackson Yee (left) and Wu Jing in a still from The Battle at Lake Changjin.

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The Battle at Lake Changjin movie review: 2021’s biggest blockbuster paints Chinese as earnest heroes of the Korean war

  • Chinese movie depicts a pivotal Korean war battle as a fight between earnest Chinese soldiers and sadistic US troops – there’s not a Korean or UN troop in sight
  • Directed by Chen Kaige, Tsui Hark and Dante Lam and starring Wu Jing and Jackson Yee, it is technically accomplished but bombastic and lacks a human story

Jackson Yee (left) and Wu Jing in a still from The Battle at Lake Changjin.
Jackson Yee (left) and Wu Jing in a still from The Battle at Lake Changjin.
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