Mini Review - Red Cliff

Red Cliff (out now) is a Chinese flick from director John Woo (Face/Off). Set in the year 208 A.D., a power hungry leader declares war on two southern kingdoms and sends in an army of 300,000 men to defeat them. The action scenes are overdone (special effects are obvious) but I liked the story and the creative ways in which each side tried to obtain the upper hand. Grade: B+.