Qiao Feng is the respected leader of a roving band of martial artists. After he is wrongfully accused of murder and subsequently exiled, Qiao Feng goes on the run in search of answers about his own mysterious origin story—and the unknown enemies working to destroy him from the shadows.
Another mixed bag from Donnie Yen. While the martial arts and fight choreography are fun, the movie itself is boring and incoherent. It feels like a hundred episode TV drama cut into 2 hours of random clips. The amount of nonsense in this movie completely overshadows the good action scenes, which is disappointing.
Sakra is a mixed bag at best. Well choreographed, martial arts action sequences, are "cut and pasted" into an inarticulate, meandering, disjointed film, with a weak, plot hole ridden, back story, derived from ancient Chinese folk lore, linked to the beggars clan. Donnie Yen and a larger cast of Hong Kong actors, can't save this film from its conspicuous shortcomings. In summary, this is a mediocre effort at best. Its moderately watchable but the dismal back story, combined with a general lack of cohesion is more a frustrating, than enjoyable watch.
_Sakra_ is a really fun action film trapped within the confines of a convoluted melodrama which is mostly only worthwhile if you’re a hardcore fan of wuxia films or a Yen enthusiast. The martial arts legend has a strong on-screen presence and is as talented as ever when it comes to anything martial arts related, but _Sakra_ drags its feet with its storytelling, meandering aimlessly between spurts of heavy action. Full review: https://boundingintocomics.com/2023/04/21/sakra-review-donnie-yen-establishes-himself-as-a-wuxia-god/