I suspect that the makers of this movie were inspired not only by the 1984 Hollywood movie "Iceman" (not just by the title), but also the 1984 Hollywood movie "Ghost Warrior", which also involved an ancient Asian warrior frozen and thawed in modern times. Well, come to think of it, the core ideas of those movies had been done before many time in other movies and media, so it doesn't seem fair to just point a plagiarism finger at the makers of this movie. As for this retelling of the formula, it does have some merit. It looks pretty well produced, and there are some exciting action sequences here and there, particularly the climatic sequence. However, the movie can't decide whether it's a comic telling or a serious telling of the formula - it keeps wavering back and forth between the two extremes, and the Asian style of humor may bewilder western audiences not familiar with this style. But the real problem with the movie is that it is EXTREMELY confusing. There is very often a lack of explanation as to what is going on and why. It seems like key scenes and linking footage are missing or were never filmed in the first place, even though the movie as it is is 104 minutes long. Although the movie is never boring, the narrative is so confusing that in short notice you stop caring about the characters and the story. Too bad.
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Iceman (2014) 3D
An imperial guard and his three traitorous childhood friends ordered to hunt him down get accidentally buried and kept frozen in time. 400 years later passes and they are defrosted continuing the battle they left behind.
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The Synopsis for Iceman (2014) 3D
During the Ming Dynasty four orphans; Ying, Sao, Yuanlong and Niehu are raised in Taoyuan Village and become close to being brothers. Their exceptional martial arts skills allows them to reach the highest rank within the imperial guards. After a successful attempt to kill a Japanese troop leader, the Emperor orders Ying to escort the Golden Wheel of Time from Sindu back to the capital, which is said to have the power of time travel and foresee into the future. From the correspondence between Japanese and Ming officials seized from the mission, Mr. Tu - the Chief of National Defence - reveals that he can identify the traitor by the handwritings. On the way of escorting the Golden Wheel of Time in the snow, Ying is surprisingly confronted by Sao, Yuanlong and Niehu. They inform Ying the news of the murder of Tu's family with Ying as the killer. The Emperor believes that Ying killed Tu in order to conceal his identity as the traitor, and orders to have Ying and his clan killed. With the ...
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Not dull, but too muddled for its own goodReviewed byWizard-8Vote: 3/10
"Iceman" is a movie that doesn't make sense at all, and it doesn't even seem to be trying. It feels like a couple of friends got drunk together and decided to mix some scenes from the garbage bin where bad ideas go to rest.
The story seems to be a fantasy action comedy, but please, someone explain what all means. Donnie Yen's Ho Ying wakes up after 400 years and decides to go to the toilet and then run away, crash a party of young people and make a friendship with a young woman called May. At the same time, a couple of his classmates from the army have also woken up and are trying to find him, because they believe he betrayed them. Also a very shady Simon Yam (what else could he be playing?) is trying to catch all three of them and will do anything to do so. Why? It doesn't really matter because the movie isn't even trying. The direction is lifeless, the plot all over the wall, the ceiling, the floor and somewhere else, and the acting is all kinds of over-the-top-really-we-don't-know-what-acting-means variety. If that wasn't enough, the action is lame, the CGI sub-par and the comedy goes for the not-even-on-the-level-of-juvenile kind of. Oh, and Donnie Yen seems to be half- asleep all movie through. Did this idea make sense in the scriptwriters' heads? One has to wonder, because on the screen... nope, not at all.
"Iceman" is horrible on all levels. An incredible, horrible mess.
ICEMAN is Donnie Yen's much-lauded remake of the Yuen Biao-starring '80s martial arts classic, THE ICEMAN COMETH. It sees Ming bodyguard Yen and a couple of his foes frozen in time and transported to the present day, where they continue their battle to the death while coming to terms with modern-day society.
I thought the original film was pretty good, with the reliable Yuen Wah as the villain and some great action, although it's not a favourite of mine. However, it's far, far better than this unfocused and messy comedy which sees Yen at his very worst. It's similar to THE EMPEROR AND THE WHITE SNAKE in that all of the action is augmented with endless wirework and dodgy CGI which makes for a very boring viewing experience overall. My favourite Yen films are the realistic ones like IP MAN and FLASH POINT, not the stupid CGI fantasy on offer here.
ICEMAN is overlong and overly pointless, with lots of random scenes that don't go anywhere. It's also offensive, with gross-out lowbrow comedy seemingly shoehorned in at random, and ethnic stereotypes cast throughout as the villains. Yen is on autopilot, as is Simon Yam, but the rest of the cast are plain awful. Particularly Huang Shengyi (THE EMPEROR AND THE WHITE SNAKE); I really can't understand how she keeps getting work as an actress.