I was looking for a movie to watch with my wife and decided on The Warrior’s Gate. I thought it was a normal Chinese Kung Fu movie but was deeply mistaken.
The movie started with a Kung Fu fighting sequence but from a video game. Turns out it was an English movie. It is a movie about a boy (Jack Branson) who lives with his mother (I do not remember what happened to his father) facing some bullies in school. His mother was about to lose their home because she has not been able to sell any houses for several months. He worked for a Chinese man who gave him an ancient looking box. The night after he took the box back to his room, a Chinese warrior appeared and seeking his game alter ego (Black Knight) but settled with him instead. He was to protect a princess.
It started with a difference in culture but soon he managed to introduce his culture to her before she was kidnapped.
He followed the kidnappers into the box even though he did not know how to fight. The princess was to be marry the villain who killed her father so that he can take over the empire.
The pace of the movie was good with lots of action and humor. The right hand man to the villain kept misinterpreting his leader and kill the wrong person. The princess trying to learn the western phrases like “shit” means good.The catch phrase used by the wizard and Jack is "It's complicated".
To enjoy the movie, it is necessary to ignore some things like the boy learning how to fight after a few minutes of training.
The movie is not groundbreaking but is definitely worth watching.
Disclaimer: I was not paid to write this review.