This is the last part of the trilogy which began with Legend of the Condor Heroes and continued in Return of the Condor Heroes. Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Sabre took place nearly 100 years after the events of Return of the Condor Heroes in a China ruled by the Mongolian Yuan Dynasty.
Legend said that whoever obtains the Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Saber can rule the world. Zhang Wuji was orphaned at a young age by schemes to discover secrets of these two weapons. Despite his preference to live a non-violent life, Wuji found himself embroiled in the struggles for power and must fight to save himself and others he loves...
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The special effect are also exquisitely done, not overly doing it so still acceptable to watch but able to relay how good of a Wukong Zhang Wuji has, perhaps the best Fighter of the time. The character building was also very good, something that I have never see in any adaptation. So we can be in touch with the character struggles as well as understanding why they did it. I would like to make a special remark for the kid actor who played Zhang Wuji age 10 from the beginning he really stole the show! The relationship between Zhang Wuji and Zhou Zhiruo at that age was entertaining to watch to say the least. No wonder some people were hoping that this time Zhang Wuji will be with Zhou Zhirou, but based on the story line, it was not compatible. Zhang Wuji contemplated a lot on this, until he decided to be with Zhao Min for good. It took him a while to reached the life changing decision. In which Zhao Min knew all a long the hardship that they will endure. Imagine, the Head of the Rebellion against the Mongol occupation and the Mongolian Princess? These were pictured and played perfectly throughout the series, you can see details here and there.
Last but not least, the ending, ultimate test of their relationship was a bit too fast as I had hope but still acceptable. As for the end, I am hoping that we can see more of Zhang Wuji and Zhao Min realizing their dream as Zhao Min pictured during their travel.
My deepest thanks for the team behind this project, if there is anyway I can buy the whole complete series please let me know as that will be the least I can do to show my support.
PS. I am 49 years old Wuxia lover from Indonesia and I have read almost all Jin Yong, Gu Long and Liang Yu Sheng
Some of the storyline absolutely went into stupids-ville for content and left me cussing and swearing at the tv asking WTF, use your head, or could have written in something better than that. It was little things I cant recall now, but I know it left me cussing. Writers be C-O-N-S-I-S-T-E-N-T with your plots and subplots and dont assume we the watcher/audience are idiots cos we aren't. One of the reasons I watch Chinese Histo-dramas is for the history, the stories are sometimes great and the actors are gorgeous and handsome. That said, there's more to develop by writers in being consistent with logic, intelligence of the story, I guess a skill Western movie makers get right like Jerry Bruckheimer, he's the grandmaster of box office movie making and storyline development, anyway. I have had that gripe and offloaded. The disconnected and pace of the series quickened from ep 29 onwards that I felt like I was on a rollercoaster going in and out of plots and subplots so quickly, like OMG???...anyway by EP 40 there was a kind of settling down period and the seriees resumed its credibility.
THE GOOD news, YUP there is some good news really loved the series and enjoyed watching characters like Wuji and Xie Xun grow and reunite. There were some tender and endearing moments that almost removed all my growlies about eps 30-40 and so the series redeemed itself well.
This is a delightful and light viewing series about a young boy who is raised in an icy mountain region, is taken back to the mainland. He travels throughout the 'Central Plains' mainland meeting all sorts of people and learning all sorts of skills and knowledge to make him a leader of a cult. The content of knowledge he learns is especially interesting, like the 9-Ying or 9-Yang techniques, or the Heaven and Earth Shift Martial Arts moves. The presence of a Grandmaster made this show also as some kind of supervisor of develoment of the boy.
It's a slightly complex series with intricate and sometimes unnecessary sub plots that really took away from the main storyline,. like just when a baddie is going to get his comeuppance bam the scene goes totally the opposite, like WTF why do that????....made no sense really so got me frustrated.
Ultimately, tho he learned and understood what was best for him as a person and goes seeking out the love of his life, and they ride off on their horses across the Mongolian plains...mmm nice ending. The scenery was magnificent and beautiful in this series and added more appeal for me. In the end I am pleased I watched this series, I am broader for it.