Huh. If the third time is the charm, I guess my beat is now “blabbering about fantasy media on Netflix vaguely based on actual historical events/periods”.
Dynasty Warriors is based on the long-running video game series from Koei Tecmo. This particular franchise is mainly known for its massive hack and slash battles and colorful interpretation of the iconic Chinese historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
It’s about as accurate to the historical record as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (remember that?) and treats physics like it personally insulted the mothers of each and every coder and animator. Do not go into these games expecting a sober examination of war or a solemn adaptation of a classic piece of Chinese literature.
Some mofos decided that this should be a movie. Here is the trailer.
Based on Koei Tecmo’s namesake game. The Yellow Turban Rebellion breaks out in the late Eastern Han Dynasty. With the help of his trusted right-hand men Guan Yu and Zhang Fei, militia leader Liu Pei successfully suppresses the revolt. The calculating warlord Dong Zhuo takes advantage of the situation and takes control of the court, stirring further unrest.
Header Image Source: Koei Tecmo