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Plot: Dee, the detective serving Chinese empress Wu Zetian, is called upon to investigate a series of strange events in Loyang, including the appearance of mysterious warriors wearing Chiyou ghost masks, foxes that speak human language and the pillar sculptures in the palace coming alive.
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Part 3 aus good as Part 1 and 2
Beside Chinese Ghost Stories and Wu Ji – originally chines version – the Detective Dee Trilogie are my favourite Chinese fantasy movies. Maybe some people have a problem if the Asian story telling – not always the classic western act driven – or with the stayle of acting and homie, but that is exactly the charming side of that movies. They a well done craft work and released with a wonderful style of love to the story. A fresh experience “out side of the box”. I can’t wait to see part 4 whenever they will make a bother one. OhI forgot, you can see also again that are good actresses and actors, storyteller and director, movie artist behind and in front of the camera. are exaist without an English native language.
Not the Judge Dee I Was Expecting
I missed my chance to see the earlier Judge Dee movie, but I assumed that this and it were historical mysteries derived from the work of Robert van Gulik. Apparently there was a Dee during the Tang dynasty who was a judge and an imperial courtier. During the Ming dynasty, there were some folk novels about him, and this tradition fell into van Gulik’s hands. His novels about this investigative judge were popular enough that others wrote further sequels after his death, and I assumed this was derived from one of those.
I was wrong. Although within the first few minutes, Mark Chao was on the scene of the crime as Dee making acute observations, it soon turned into a fantasy movie about magic maces, wicked empresses, court intrigue, evil Indian sorcerers and monks who are so good they’ll let the world go to heck in a handbasket before they’ll interrupt their quests for enlightenment.
Plus fiery demons and dragons and such, and it was at that point I began to wince. I enjoy a lot of fantasy movies, and many CGI special effects are well done, but there are film makers who seem convinced that if you render your impossible chimera in sufficient detail, the audience will accept it as real. There may indeed be audience members who feel that way, and they may be numerous enough to make a fine audience for the commercial art that is cinema. Alas for me, I am not part of that particular audience and if you show me something that doesn’t exist and render it in sufficient detail to look real…. well, it starts to look cartoonish to me, like a Rube Goldberg alarm clock or what you get when you cross a hippopotamus with an abacus. “That’s very nice, but why did you go to such trouble?” is my emotional reaction, as I tap my foot and wait impatiently for the fiery people to stop flying through the air so the movie can get on with it.
It seems a pity, because there are some lovely production values in this movie, in set design and costuming, camerawork and editing seem well covered and the actors hit their marks and seem to speak their lines well — it’s in Mandarin, so I have to rely on subtitles. There’s also not a particle of doubt in my mind that if I had gone in knowing I was going to be looking at a fantasy instead of a mystery, I would not have been so disappointed.
Except by the continuing belief that spending lots of money on incredibly elaborate special effects can make up for foolish plotting. I’m sorry about that, but it can’t.
Original Language zh
Runtime 2 hr 12 min (132 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Director Hark Tsui
Writer Chia-Lu Chang
Actors Mark Chao, Carina Lau, Kenny Lin, Shaofeng Feng
Country China, Hong Kong
Awards 1 win & 18 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS (DTS: X), D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 1.90 : 1 (IMAX 3-D version), 2.35 : 1
Camera Red Epic Dragon
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Dolby Vision, Redcode RAW (6K) (dual-strip 3-D) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema (also IMAX 3D DMR blow-up)