Raised by his Uncle Wu San Xing, Wu Xie is fascinated by old architecture and antiques. Once, his family had got a very special piece of bronze by accident, but when they dug deeper, they traced and found a lost kingdom buried in the basin of north-west China named Xiwangmu Dynasty. Thus, Wu’s family recruited a group of expert raiders, including a mysterious stranger by the name of Zhang Qi Ling, and went deep into the ruins of the ancient city.
Cast & Credits
Fabulous choice of leading men. Really. The contrast between them was perfect. I personally wish for them to both have long successful careers.
The supporting actors were wonderful. The humor in this movie is great, and mostly carried by the supporting actors.
You MUST like gears to enjoy this movie. They are everywhere. Along with chains.
You must also not really care about which time period the movie is set in, as laptops & abacuses, Gattling guns & drones, digital cameras & puttees co-exist.
My favorite thing in this movie was a coffin that unfolded into a desk/office suite, along with a book case that I will lust after for the rest of my life.
Will I re-watch this? Absolutely. I am sure there are things I missed.
I strongly feel there will be a video game.
The CGI (imo) is actually bearable for a Chinese production. I've seen a lot worse. The thrill is really good. It's the kind of thrill where you think, "Oh, thank the heavens they're fine." But no, there's another freaking obstacle. Character development is weak tho because I think they were really focusing on the execution of the storyline. (I mean how do you expect 9(?) novels to be squeezed into the movie?) For the storyline, it's confusing at first. However, it all made sense at the ending if you connect it with all the flashbacks and the introduction. The moment you understand it, it's gonna flip you over.
Also recommended to people who loves shipping otps.