Jade Dynasty, The Last Wish and Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire are the three new movies competing at the Chinese box office for Mid-Autumn Festival. Taking the lead is Jade Dynasty which has hit RMB 100 million in ticket sales by late afternoon when it premiered on September 13.
It’s a movie that has a lot going for it with action-director Ching Siu-tung helming the fantasy action flick and a solid fanbase of the novel by Xiao Ding that has previously sprung the hit drama Legend of Chusen. Of course, there’s the cast led by Xiao Zhan in his first starring role in a movie along with Li Qin, Meng Meiqi and Tang Yixin.
I saw multiple hashtags about it trending on Weibo today ranging from discussions about Li Qin not having enough scenes despite being the leading lady to the persisting complaints about Meng Meiqi’s styling as Bi Yao and talk of Xiao Zhan’s kissing scene!
Then there’s the eternal debate about the main character Zhang Xiaofan and the two women in his life where the answer is obvious to some but not others. I don’t know if Tian Linger counts as the third but Tang Yixin who portrayed the same character twice is purely adorable. Honestly, I just really want to see this and decide for myself.