Yang Jing Hua is a young man heir to a famous family of exorcists, but now he is poor and left to himself since the death of his parents. This young comic book owner tries to survive day by day, but bad luck is still on him. One night he meets a rich and handsome exorcist named Duanmu Xi while he was going to eliminate an existing spirit. Yang Jing Hua runs away, but the next time Duanmu Xi appeared right in front of him, Yang Jing Hua was already dead because of getting hit by a heavyweight. Yang Jing Hua makes a contract with Duanmu Xi and his new life begins.
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STORY: For at least the first half of the movie, it moves through through the original source material quickly, as there is much to skim over and a short amount of time to do it. There are some obvious changes that fans may not enjoy. (Check out my comments in the comment section for some details and spoilers.) The second half of the movie deviates a lot from the source and that's understandable because I think they wanted a self-contained movie adaptation and the manhua and anime are still ongoing. Still, it was neat to see an adaptation of this.
ACTING/CAST: I quite enjoyed the cute actors they cast except for the grandmother of the house who they turned into a senile old woman for no reason whatsoever.
MUSIC: It was the standard sweeping epic type music you'd expect. Side note: I love the music for both the Chinese and Japanese versions of the anime openings, specially the Japanese version of Season 2.
REWATCH VALUE: Well, I dunno. I think I'd rather rewatch the anime or catch up on the translations. The Chinese is over 275 chapters and English is only around chapter 70 (as of this writing 4/2/18).
OVERALL: They did a decent job adapting open-ended source material while not being an exact copy of the anime. Cheesy special effects. :O)