Thursday, August 17, 2017

Highest-grossing Chinese film of all time Wolf Warrior 2 (战狼2), along with Once Upon a Time (三生三世十里桃花), to remain in Pittsburgh through August 23.

Wolf Warrior 2 (战狼2), which became the highest-grossing Chinese film of all time two days ago, will stay in Pittsburgh through at least August 23. Both it and Once Upon a Time (三生三世十里桃花), a 3D currently the seventh highest-grossing Chinese film of 2017, are playing at AMC Loews Waterfront.

A synopsis of Wolf Warrior 2, released in China on July 27, from the distributor:
The Wolf Warrior is back, bigger and badder than ever, in this action-packed sequel to the 2015 blockbuster hit. With his career in tatters, China’s deadliest Special Forces operative has settled into a quiet life on the sea. But when he crosses paths with a sadistic band of mercenaries terrorizing innocent civilians, he must reaffirm his duty as a soldier and save the day once again. Fists (and bullets, tanks, missiles and much more) will fly in this adrenaline-fueled tour de force of bravura action filmmaking, all culminating into a climactic battle between the Wolf Warrior and the mercenary leader (Frank Grillo, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War).
The distributor of Once Upon a Time likewise provides a synopsis of the movie starring Liu Yifei and Yang Yang:
Based on the best-selling fantasy novel Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms, ONCE UPON A TIME is a story of epic battles, deep passion, and the powerful forces that drive mortals and gods alike toward revenge, loyalty, and eternal love.

Bai Qian, a goddess and monarch from the Heavenly Realms, is sent to the mortal world to undergo a trial to become a High Goddess. There, she meets Ye Hua, with whom she falls in love and marries. When an old enemy reappears in her life, everything she holds dear is threatened.
Tickets and showtimes are available from Fandango. The theater is located at 300 West Waterfront Dr. in the Waterfront shopping complex in Homestead (map), across the Monongahela River from Greenfield, Squirrel Hill, and the rest of Pittsburgh.