Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings 狄仁杰之四大天王 is the third instalment of the popular Detective Dee franchise. I remember enjoying the previous films though not enough to actually remember the plot. It was five years ago after all, and it didn’t seem like the kind of film that leaves a lasting impact despite being entertaining all around.
Mark Chao returns as the number one detective of the Tang Dynasty. Feng Shaofeng, Lin Gengxin and Carina Lau also reprise their roles. Sandra Ma joins as an unnamed character with a very unusual appearance. This time the mystery revolves around a golden dragon that comes to life.
I’m admittedly looking forward to this more than its predecessors after having seen Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms and Princess Agents which starred Mark Chao and Lin Gengxin. Honestly, this movie could have been about anything else, and I’d still be excited because of the cast. See trailer here. It premieres on July 27, 2018.