The film 1911
is a mostly-historical movie starring Jackie Chan and depicting the events of the Chinese revolution against the former Qing Dynasty. One hundred years after the title of this film came the release of this film – no coincidence considering it was made to celebrate the 100th
anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution. More coincidentally, it also happens to be the 100th
film that Chan has starred in.
I am a big fan of historical movies and am especially drawn to all things dealing with the history of China, so I decided to turn this one on a few nights back. Given Chan’s recent career move towards more serious films, I thought it would also be the perfect opportunity to see what he was capable of.