Painted Skin 2: The Resurrection comes to life when it counts

23 Jan

PAINTED-SKIN-2-THE-RESURRECTION

Usually, sequels are not very good compared to the original, but Painted Skin 2: The Resurrection holds up well against its predecessor. This installment has the original cast minus action star Donnie Yen. I like this story better because it does not flip-flop back and forth between fantasy and horror. Xiaowei is a fox demon trapped in a beautiful body that must live on a human heart to survive, but if she finds someone who will freely offer her a heart, then she can become a human being.The Resurrection is a fantasy film with a romance about forbidden love. The deception in this film is subtle and the love triangle relationship between actresses, Zhao Wei and Zhou Xun, and actor Chen Kun carries audiences through to the end. There are some consistency problems when it comes to the visual aesthetics and the film is much too long for the story being told, but it does comes to life when it counts.

WORD COUNT: 160

Chuck’s Grade: B

Adam’s Grade: N/A

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