When I heard that Jackie Chan and John Cusack were co-starring in a movie together, my immediate response was "Huh?". When I subsequently discovered that their odd collaboration would be in a Roman Legion epic, my immediate response was "HUH!?!".
"14 Blades" boasts an awesome Donnie Yen, a lively visual style and entertaining action sequences, but it's really awkwardly paced thanks to the bloated narrative. Too much wasted screen-time is dedicated to stuff that doesn't really matter.