The creative minds behind the 2014 Chinese movie Brotherhood of Blades 绣春刀 return with an action-packed sequel (technically a prequel) that places the heroes back into a conflict-ridden Ming Dynasty. The original has racked up a number of Golden Horse Award nominations and won Best Costume Design and it is said that the sequel which was conceptualized three years ago brings the same sense of flair.
Chang Chen reprises his role as a member of the military organization Jinyiwei while Yang Mi replaces Cecilia Liu as the heroine. I like both ladies enough that I wouldn’t prefer one over the other but the timing of the change couldn’t have been better given Yang Mi’s recent success due to Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms.
During an investigation, Shen Lian becomes the victim of a conspiracy wherein he is setup to take the fall as the suspect. In order to prove his innocence, he joins hands with a female painter and his allies.
Release Date: August 11, 2017 July 19, 2017