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Film / Jade Dynasty

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Jade Dynasty (诛仙; Zhū Xiān) is a 2019 film directed by Ching Siu-tung, based on the novel of the same name by Xiao Ding. (The novel has also been adapted into the video game of the same name, and The Legend of Chusen.) It stars Xiao Zhan, Li Qin, Meng Meiqi, David Chiang as the resident Cool Old Guy and Tang Yixin.

The Ghost King massacres Zhang Xiao Fan's home village, driving him to join the Qingyun Sect. Eventually he becomes a master of the mythical realm. But he accidentally draws the attention of the Ghost King, and sets in motion a series of events that reveal long-hidden secrets.

The film can be watched on Viki with English subtitles note .


Contains examples of:

  • Action Girl: Lu Xue Qi, and almost every other female character.
  • Animal Reaction Shot: Bi Yao tries to steal the Fire Stick from a sleeping Xiao Fan while a monkey and a dog are in the room. She pushes him out of the way, then he falls on top of her and knocks her down. The camera cuts to the monkey, whose mouth drops open and who makes a disbelieving sound.
  • "Blind Idiot" Translation: Good luck finding a video with consistently good English subtitles. Some are just poorly-phrased. Others are nearly incomprehensible.
  • Flight: Tian Ling Er flies by standing on ribbons.
  • Power Floats: Tian Ling Er floats in mid-air while meditating.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Xiao Fan's friends run away when he accidentally lets Lu Xue Qi know they were watching her.
  • "Shut Up" Kiss: Bi Yao kisses Xiao Fan to silence him.
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  • Voice of the Legion: The Ghost King's voice has a demonic-sounding echo.
  • Volcano Lair: The Ghost King and his followers live in one.
  • Wuxia: Specifically the xianxia sub-genre. Martial arts? Check. Fantasy setting? Check. Mythical creatures? Check.