Postcards From a Dying World
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Thursday, July 4, 2013
Movie review: Painted Skin II: The Ressurection
Painted Skin 2: The Ressurection
I liked the first Painted Skin movie, I don’t remember it well but it felt more like a horror-Wuxia Pan dark Fantasy crossover. It also benefitted from a role played by Donnie Yen. The second film doesn’t feel as horror to me, but it feels like a big budget Dark Fantasy along the lines of Bride with white Hair. The plot is crazy weird…How about I just use the description from IMDB…
“An ancient fox spirit embarks on a diabolical quest to become human after escaping an icy prison, and becomes bound to a disfigured princess who seeks the love of a noble guard as her kingdom crumbles in this lavish supernatural epic. Confined to a frozen cell for centuries, malevolent fox spirit Xiaowei (Xun Zhou) regains her freedom and seeks to preserve her beauty by seducing men and consuming their hearts. Should a man offer her his heart willingly, Xiaowei will become mortal, breaking free of the underworld and experiencing living among the living. Meanwhile, as a dark cloud falls over her kingdom, Princess Jing (Wei Zhao) flees, hiding her deep facial scars under a mask of pure gold while seeking the love of her former protector, who remains haunted by his failure to save her years prior. When destiny brings Xiaowei and Princess Jing together, the battle for the princess' heart begins.”
If your keeping count that is to white fox demon movies in a row. I think overall this is better than the first movie. It looks amazing. The story might be a little hard to follow but boy does it look good.