• Nov 19
  • Posted by Deljhp - 19/11/12 at 06:52 PM

Director: Wuershan. Review: Chris Sawin.

"Painted Skin: The Resurrection" is a sequel to the 2008 film "Painted Skin" and reunites stars Chen Kun, Zhao Wei, and Zhou Xun. Unfortunately, the sequel doesn't bring back Donnie Yen and viewing the original wasn't really in the cards before viewing this. This review will approach "Painted Skin: The Resurrection" as if it were a stand-alone film.

Xiaowei (Zhou Xun) is an ancient fox spirit who has just been set free after being imprisoned in ice for 500 years. The vengeful Xiaowei, along with the help of her sister Que'er (Yang Mi), feeds on the hearts of men to stay looking as elegant as she does. If Xiaowei was ever offered a heart willingly, she would become human and would finally be able to experience all the joys of being human. Xiaowei becomes attached to the slightly disfigured Princess Jing (Zhao Wei) who has had an undying love for an over obedient guard named Huo Xin (Chen Kun) for over eight years. But Huo Xin blames himself for hurting the princess so many years ago and won't allow himself to be with her. With Xiaowei's spiritual powers and Princess Jing's heart that's hot enough to melt ice, a compromise can surely be reached.

This film has a ridiculous amount of opening credits. There are over two minutes of plain credits, white text on a black background, with no music or anything. There are so many studios involved, co-presentations, and co-producers that it will make your head spin. Once that's out of the way, you have more extravagant credits a mere four minutes later. Once that's out of the way, it finally feels like this beautiful disaster can finally get under way...Continue reading review.

Watch the trailer, and read our first review of Painted Skin


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