Tuesday, January 29, 2013
PAINTED SKIN: THE RESURRECTION (2012) movie review
Painted Skin: The Resurrection (2012) (1st viewing) d. Wuershan (China)
Opulent on every level, this epic Asian fantasy film is gorgeous to behold but perhaps commits the sin of taking itself too seriously for a story concerning fox and bird demons infiltrating a warrior princess’ court. A few judicious trims and a lighter touch overall couldn’t have hurt, but with spells casting, swords flashing, giant bears’ teeth gnashing and romance everlasting, it’s hard to complain too much. An in-name-only sequel to Gordon Chan’s 2008 smash Painted Skin.