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The Thousand Faces of Dunshu 2

2023 / 85m - China
Fantasy, Action
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Dunshu, not Dunjia. And who knows where the first film is? Chinese fantasy cinema is an absolute mess right now, but if you don't care too much about franchises, and you're capable of letting go of structure and sense, there's a lot of fun to be had with these films. Case in point, Dunshu 2.

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The demon and human world are at odds with each other once more. The talented Liu Zimo finds himself in the middle of this battle, aided by his master. But the adversaries are tough and they use sneaky ways to try and tip the scales to their advantage. Zimo and his master will need to go to extremes to protect the emperor.

Plot be damned though, this is a mad fantasy spectacle. The pacing is incredible, the CG is functional (and somewhat better than usual) and the action scenes are fun. There's nothing too original here, it's the usual folklore creatures and demons trying to best the humans, but it's a lot of fun if you like this kind of thing.