Treasure Hunter, The
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Treasure Hunter, The

General info
Original title: Ci Ling (刺陵)
Country: Taiwan
Year: 2009
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi
IMDB Rating: 3.9 327 votes
Plot: Legend about ancient treasures of past dynasties buried beneath the northwest desert in a famed lost city attracted treasure-hunters and tomb rides for centuries. The lost city is guarded by fierce spirits of dead warriors, who kept the map to the lost city safe. A gang of tomb raiders kidnaps Lan Ting, a popular adventure novel author and demand the secret map to the treasure location for her return, as they know that her estranged father is in possession of the map. Ciao Fei, the swashbuckling protector of ancient relics, is forced to give up the map to save the live of his mentor's daughter. Teaming up with Hua Ding Bang (a famous archaeologist) and Lan Ting they embark on a dangerous journey to recover the map and fight to protect the ancient treasure.

Music theme: Chiling Lin - Take me Flying
Movie info
Language: Mandarin
Colormode: Color

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Tags: Treasure Hunter, Ci Ling, 2009, Taiwanese movies, Romance movies, Sci-Fi movies, asian movies

Featured reviews for

Treasure Hunter, The
(overall rating: 2.4 out of 5 based on 5 reviews), by Linus Tee - 2/5 source:
«The Treasure Hunter is a hybrid of Indiana Jones and The Mummy but lacks the charm and wits of both»
HK Magazine, by Winnie Yeung - 1/5 source:
«Chou’s lack of acting skills, however, is hardly the main reason this massive pile of crap masquerading as a film is a flop. This high-budget adventure-esque film by Taiwanese director Kevin Chu has gotta be one of the worst we have seen in a while.»
Urban Cinefil, by L. Urban source:
«Veteran director Yen-ping (Kevin) Chu has borrowed from old masters (including Sergio Leone) to fashion a film that manages to pay tribute to the classics while adding a fresh, youthful edge to the film's mood. There are lots of close ups of the key characters, and just as many 'epic' desert images - and The Treasure Hunter comes with BIG music. It's pure escapist fun.», by Yong Shu Chiang - 3/5 source:
«You may feast your eyes on Lin and Chou, and savour his impassive facade and often-clipped lines of dialogue, and chance that that is enough value for the price of admission.»
A Nutshell Review, by Stefan S source:
«The entire film is one big schizophrenic affair in not knowing what it wants to do with itself, other than to milk the money off fans of Jay Chou and Lin Chiling. One of the worst movies this year, and definitely not something that you'd want to ruin your start to 2010 with.»
Yahoo! Malaysia Movies - 4/5 source:
«However, the obviously derivative elements in "Treasure Hunter" won't find too much support among more discerning adventure movie fans. The hybrid production set combines worlds that are both ancient and modern, so the movie can be very unsettling at times.»
Twitch, by Eight Rooks source:
«While not a terrible film, The Treasure Hunter is simply grindingly average - potentially impressive in small doses, but never amounting to anything more than fluff in the long run. Jay Chou's ardent fans will no doubt flock to it in droves, but while it might provide some brief amusement to anyone after some undemanding blockbuster entertainment from the mainland, it's still impossible to recommend.»

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Chu, Yen-PingCHU Yen-Ping
HO Ricky


Chou, JayCHOU Jay
as Ciao Fei
Lin, ChilingLIN Chiling
as Lan Ting
Tsang, EricTSANG Eric
as Chop
Chen, DaomingCHEN Daoming
as Hua Dingbang
Miao, PuMIAO Pu
as Sword Thirteen
Chen, Chu-heCHEN Chu-he
as Desert Eagle
Hung, Liu KengHUNG Liu Keng
as Friday


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