Little Big Soldier

February 11th, 2010


Little Big Soldier

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An old soldier kidnaps a young general of an enemy state and takes him on a long journey to collect the reward.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.9/10 (5,059 voted)

Director: Sheng Ding

Stars: Jackie Chan, Leehom Wang, Sung-jun Yoo

An old soldier kidnaps a young general of an enemy state and takes him on a long journey to collect the reward.

Jackie Chan - The Soldier
Leehom Wang - the General
Sung-jun Yoo - Prince Wen (as Steve Yoo)
Peng Lin - Songster
Yuming Du - Guard Wu
Jun He - Qin General B
Song Jin - Lou Fan Wei
Ken Lo - Guard Yong
Xiao Dong Mei - Lou Fan Yan
Baoqiang Wang - Exploration reporter
Yue Wu - Robber
Rongguang Yu - Deputy General Yu


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Release Date: 11 February 2010

Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: CNY 15,000,000 (China) (14 February 2010)

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Did You Know?

The role of the Little (Young) Soldier was originally written for Jackie Chan, who came up the idea of the story Little Big Soldier 20 years ago. However, it took 20 years to wrap up the script, and now Jackie Chan is cast as the Big (elder) Soldier instead. Leehom Wang takes the role of Little (young) Soldier.

User Review

Jackie Chan At What He Does Best

Rating: 7/10

"Little Big Soldier" is actually an odd-couple road flick set during China's Warring States period. The war drama, spiced with the usual Jackie Chan comedy, has been Jackie's brainchild for 20 years before finally hitting the big screen. Chan had initially planned to play the role of the young general but having aged since, he has to settle for the role of the elderly soldier.

Well, having seen Jackie as the titular character, I have no complaints. He provides the role with its requisite charm and experience that it is so easy to root for him. A refreshing change from nonsensical comedies like "The Spy Next Door", I may add.

Jackie plays an unnamed soldier from the Liang State who survives an ambush by Qin forces that decimates the 2000-strong Liang army. The lowly soldier, who feigns death rather than fight, captures a young Wei general (Wang Leehom) and plans to 'trade' him for a plot of land as reward.

Along the way, however, captor and captive face a host of mishaps, misadventures and plot twists - and they have to team up in order to survive.

As Jackie's own project, you can be sure of the trademark Jackie stunts and image boosts. Playing a farmer forcibly conscripted into war, Jackie's message (or ego massage) is that war is bad for the people, birds and the environment. He throws in lots of slapstick and sometimes the comedy borders on the ridiculous.

Still, these are forgivable because it is easy to like Jackie's and LeeHom's characters. They have a sparkling screen chemistry that helps us overlook the plot-holes and lapses in logic. What's more important is that "Little Big Soldier" has a nostalgic feel, reminding us of Jackie's classics like "Drunken Master" and "Snake In The Eagle's Shadow". - By LIM CHANG MOH (


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