Donnie Yen steps into the role, at a period in Guan Yu’s life where the prime minister, Cao Cao (played by Jiang Wen), the real power behind the Emperor, captures Guan Yu’s beloved, Qian Lan to force him to join with him.
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Donnie Yen teams up with the filmmakers behind the "Infernal Affairs" sequels for a Three Kingdoms-era picture that is not quite as epic as "Red Cliff" but proves to be an ass-kicking good time nonetheless. Donnie serves as Action Director and the fight scenes bear his imprint all over them: impossibly wide angles cover the choreography as cinematically as possible, no matter how constrained the environment becomes.