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Great settings and special effect but the typical HK comedy feels unnecessary and damage the seriousness of the film
on 14 October 2013
When it comes to Hong Kong movies in general they are mostly the same: FFP and that stands for Fast Film Production, if we should compare movies with food then I would call HK movies for the film version of McDonalds. and if you have seen one HK movie then you have seen them all, but if you should see a HK movie then this is the one.
the Story is about Ti Ming Chi, a soldier in the middle of a civil war. When he accidently step into a cave of a mountain he enter a new world and get involved between two spirits and caught up in a fantastical quest to save the universe.
The movie is well done, the special effect is Hollywood style, the martial art is epic, and the action is none stop but that is also the problem because it focus too much on the action and marital art then the whole story, then it mix with unnecessary comedy that push the seriousness down.
I feel very sad about this because if the cast and crew would take this movie more serious then this movie would have make more historical impact in the movie world or if any HK film production could take their movies more serious then most of their films would have make more history, instead its just a mediocre films most famous for martial art stars, in other words nothing more but the movie worlds McDonalds - taste good once in a while but too much is not good for stomach.
I feel very sad about this film because feel this movie had potential and if only their could take this movie more serious it would have made epic history but despite my low rating I recommend to watch it, its worth to check it out
Verdict? its OK