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The Legend of Enveloped Demons

by Yin Yue
Dao Jian Feng Mo
2022 / 94m - China
Fantasy, Action
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A slightly more elevated Chinese fantasy/action project. It's not on their usual blockbuster level, it's not quite a streamer filler either. It doesn't do a whole lot for the overall quality of the film, which is fine but not excellent, but at least it gives you mildly different parameters to appreciate. And that's all I really needed from this film.

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The Vanquishers are a special brand of warrior, brought to life to fight off a demon invasion. They are successful in their endeavor, but when their mission is finished they serve little purpose and people begin to fear them. When they arrive in a city where the ruler has made a pact with a particularly vicious demon, they'll have to fight more than just a couple of demons to survive.

The effects are slightly better and the scope of the film is also a little bigger. The added runtime gives more time for melodrama though, which isn't really the best way to spend those extra 15-20 minutes. It's a fun, pleasantly paced, and adequately made demon basher, so I'm not complaining at all.