The past several months surrounding director Tan Bing’s latest, China Salesman, has seen a pretty interesting conversation surrounding its appeal. Critics at the Hollywood Reporter apparently had some positive things to say about it; I didn’t, and in some capacity, I still don’t.
That “based on a true story” bit still peaks my curiousity seeing as how I’m alien from it. It is what it is, and if you don’t mind relaxing your brain for the duration of the film until the Seagal V. Tyson match up begins, then this one should be right up your alley. China Salesman also stars Janicke Askevold, Li Ai, and Eriq Ebouaney for its limited theatrical release on April 20 prior to a VOD release on May 1. Variety reported the exclusive earlier this month.
Tan Bing writes and directs with Brotherhood Of Blades co-star Ethan Li starring in the title role as our cheekily addressed protagonist doing business in Africa. It all somehow adds up to a fight scene between Mike Tyson’s frown and Steven Seagal’s wavy hands – all accompanied by piss poor acting and dialogue, high speed chases, terrible CG, and a Henry Cavill lookalike just to pepper things up some…