Heroes of the Golden Mask – Movie Review
Director: Sean Patrick O’Reilly
Writer: Jim Kammerud, Brian Smith, Xiaoming Yao (Screenplay)
Writer: John Wilson (Novel)
Cast (Voice Talents)
- Ron Perlman (Hellboy)
- Patton Oswalt (I Love My Dad)
- Christopher Plummer (Knives Out)
- Natasha Liu Bordizzo (Day Shift)
- Byron Mann (Skyscraper)
Plot: Charlie, a wise-cracking, homeless, American orphan is magically transported to the ancient Chinese kingdom of Sanxingdui, where a colorful team of superheroes need his help to defend the city from a brutal conqueror. Charlie joins the heroes, and secretly schemes to steal the priceless golden masks that grant them their powers.
Runtime: 1 Hour 22 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Heroes of the Golden Mask starts when an ancient Chinese kingdom of Sanxingdui loses their fieriest warrior in battle. His daughter Li must find somebody worthy of wearing his mask and fighting alongside them. Meanwhile, in the modern-day world homeless street hustler Charlie finds his escape being offered by Li.
Once Charlie is transported back to Sanxingdui, he must learn what he has been chosen for. However, he isn’t that eager to learn instead wanting to find a quick way how. Until he learns what the warriors fight for in an attempt to stop Kunyi.
Verdict on Heroes of the Golden Mask
Heroes of the Golden Mask is an animated adventure movie following an outsider joining a group of warriors in battle. It sees a young man from the modern world transported back to an ancient kingdom to fight an evil enemy.
This is an animated movie with a strong message about finding your place in the world. We have seen this style of story plenty of times over the years and it is one of the best stories to follow. The fight sequences get to play into superhero style movies with each mask offering a different skill. We get to see the animation in play that gets to play into the unique style that we don’t always see. With a big heart and plenty of action, this is an entertaining movie.
Final Thoughts – Heroes of the Golden Mask is filled with heart and action that entertains.