I finally got around to watching Investiture of the Gods 封神演义 starring Wang Likun, Luo Jin and Deng Lun, and it’s a fantasy fest of absurdity complete with falling meteors, a premonition and a semi-incestuous love story. In this version, Yang Jian and Da Ji who are raised as adoptive brother and sister have a thing for each other and the nine-tailed fox responsible for luring Da Ji into the dark side is male and not female. I can’t say that I’m surprised to see negative comments about this adaptation of the famous story, but is it odd that I plan to keep watching?
After the likes of Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms and Ashes of Love, the level of bad costume and special effects in this genuinely had me laughing. Cue Deng Lun’s fabulous transformation into a
vampire nine-tailed fox / demon king.
Who am I kidding, I want more Deng Lun anyhow 😅.