Remember Kurosawa's The Seven Samurai? How about the Magnificent Seven with Yul Bryner? Hong Kong also got theirs. In the tradition of The Seven Samurai, Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003) is a story about a few good men fighting for a cause.
Here's a link to it's official web site... Warriors of Heaven and Earth
...ooops, looks like tailored for Ang Mo.
Sysnopsis (from WoHaE website):
In the tradition of Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai", "Warriors of Heaven & Earth" weaves a thread of battle, comradeship and honor.
Set in the ferocious Gobi Desert, the story follows two protagonists, Lieutenant Li (Jiang Wen) and Japanese emissary Lai Xi (Nakai Kiichi) - both first-class warriors and master swordsmen. After decades of service to the Chinese Emperor, Lai Xi longs to return to Japan, but is instead sent to the West to chase wanted criminals. His only passport back to Japan is to capture and execute Lieutenant Li, a renegade soldier wanted for leading a violent mutiny when he refused orders to kill female and child prisoners.
Li and Lai Xi battle, but finally agree to delay their final personal fight until the caravan carrying Wen Zhu and a Buddhist monk is brought to safety. The monk, however, is carrying a sacred and powerful pagoda that attracts the attention of the region's ruthless overlord, Master An (Wang Xueqi). Lai Xi and Lt. Li, accompanied by Li's former posse of soldiers, who have forsaken their peaceful new lives to return to his side, must face the cruelty of the desert, the region's barbaric bandits and the brutality of the overlord's men before they can finally face one another.
The story was nice, but I'd say the movie would appeal more to those who craves for actions. I loved the movie almost all the way... until something mystic was injected into it. But overall, it's a great watch.
Always look on the bright side of life.