Oct 17, 2010

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, 狄仁杰之通天帝国

When the mysterious deaths of a series of loyal subjects threaten to delay the 690 A.D. inauguration of Empress Wu Zetian, she summons the infamous Detective Dee back from an exile into which she cast him eight years earlier.

Personally, I felt the movie was pretty predictable. You'd almost know who's the villain at the beginning of the movie. There's also a heavy use of CG which killed some elements of the past.

There was also a scene that reminds me of Charon, who brings souls to the underworld.

Other than that, the movie was pretty interesting with a different twist in the storyline, awesome costumes of the Queen, conspiracies, disguise and the fight choreography by Sammo Hung. It was also amusing to see the quick witted and intelligent Detective Dee solving the case by adding a few humorous scenes in the movie.

Rating: 7/10


  1. lol at the eyebrow of the empress :p

  2. thinking of watching this movie too...

  3. I watched it last week too!!
    The empress's eyebrow are damn funny. *lol*

    is a great movie... like it. XD



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