IT is dubbed in ENGLISH and it looks decent when I am expecting very crappy aesthetics and hilariously silly CGIs. I am not joking, this looks very decent. So Pleasantly surprised I am.
[All pics and gifs from weibo thanks to the original posters! :)]
Not a fan of the genre of fantasy wuxia myself (just have not come across a novel singing to my mind exactly my tune), but I have skimmed this and noted the ‘glorious’ angst fest and some very kinky arcs, if that’s your thing. The trailer is clearly emphasizing on that. I am a new fan of ZLY from the watchable though nothing to write home about few eps I saw of ShanShan Comes to Eat, she truly has blossomed into a young actress that is very natural on screen, even though she may be limited in her niche, she can play a fresh faced ingenue amazingly well. I can not think of anyone else in the industry as befitting as she is with the idol popularity being a ratings magnet. Clearly I am also a new, very shallow fan of WH, he is a decent actor, up many many notches in my book from terrible pretty himbo, but I still do not think he is as natural as can be on screen, he is impressing me as being very good in some crucial emotional scenes, then kind of cruising by doing his own posing pretty WH thing in transition… this is still squarely an idolperiod, as long as he looks the part and delivers being very swoonworthy all the right moments so all is well. I was on the fence in checking this out prior because I have no faith in the production company Ciwen (I love HXY the novel more than HQG but they are doing a much crappier job on that one, let alone it is still not hopeful it will get an air date soon… lesigh), wasn’t yet a fan of ZLY and not a loony enough fangirl of WH to watch him in everything and anything, but these 3 mins swayed me. Good job trailer, that is what you should do!
imo the dubbing is weird, it sounds amateurish but it’s understandable as the production company has warned us this is a very very early teaser, they are still working on the enormous amount of CGI required and a better one will be out in October at the Cannes TV festival. My suggestion to them is to forget about the english dubbing entirely, just subbing is good enough. I prefer the Chinese trailer:
^Frankly, I never thought this scene from the novel (Master is poisoned and turns vampire on Lil Flower needing her blood she is very willing to offer and kinky romping follows…) would make the cut passing the censors. O__O
The scenery is quite breathtaking. I still insist there is too much makeup on WH and JX in particular, aging them and somehow WH’s face is looking a bit bloated near his jaw line which I have never seen before, perhaps this is just not the best period hairdo on him. This is nitpicking, no one should be complaining about his casting, he has the perfect aura tackling this role he almost can sleepwalk through this. His eyes are still gorgeous, but yeah, I’ve seen him looking much more drop dead gorgeous. Same goes with JiangXin, this heavyhanded makeup is aging her tremendously especially next to ZLY when she is so not in RL. The only stab is the miscast of the Pretty Sister/Pretty Guy obsessed with Lil Flower Sha Qian Mo. Just not cool nor half pretty enough no piling on of makeup can do.