|The Guillotines (2012)|
|Writers:||Aubrey Lam, Joyce Chan, Jojo Hui Yuet-Chun, Peter Tsi, Junli Guom, and Koon-nam Lui|
|Starring:||Xiaoming Huang, Ethan Juan, Purba Rgyal, Tian Gao, and Jimmy Wang Yu|
As can be expected in many of these contemporary Chinese epics, the movie features a fair amount of CGI. This is the thorn in the side of every Asian film fan, as most of these epics usually feature abysmal computer generated images and they tend to hamper the quality of the movies rather than adding to them. Yet, The Guillotines does actually feature some quality graphical work on occasion. Yet, as the movie goes along, the run of awesome special FX runs into the ground. The CGI becomes hit/miss as the movie chugs along. To go along with this very familiar tale of poor CGI, the movie also takes time to develop an underlining theme about developing a distrust of Western influences. To go along with this, there is some regularly scheduled Chinese patriotism on display, and it culminates with a speech that goes so far out of its way to endorse the communist party that it loses all pretense of actually telling a story.