Painted Skin: The Resurrection

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  • NR
  • 2012
  • 2 hr
  • 6.2  (3,676)
  • 57

Painted Skin: The Resurrection is a fantasy/romance film from China that premiered in 2012. This movie is a sequel to the 2008 film Painted Skin, which is also based on a classic Chinese ghost story. The film is directed by Wuershan and stars Xun Zhou, Wei Zhao, and Kun Chen in the main roles. The story revolves around a beautiful fox spirit named Xiaowei (played by Xun Zhou) who has been trapped in an ice prison for centuries. However, she is freed from the ice by a young man named Huo Xin (played by Kun Chen) who accidentally breaks the ice while trying to save his brother. In return for her freedom, Xiaowei promises to heal Huo Xin's brother, whom she had accidentally injured during her escape.

Xiaowei is not just any fox spirit. She is a special kind of demon who needs to consume human hearts in order to maintain her youth and beauty. She initially plans to seduce Huo Xin and then kill him for his heart, but her plans change when she meets Princess Jing (played by Wei Zhao), who is in love with Huo Xin. Xiaowei realizes that the princess is the key to her own resurrection and decides to make a deal with her.

In order to come back to life, Xiaowei needs a human heart that has never been in love. Princess Jing agrees to help Xiaowei find such a heart, but only if Xiaowei helps her win Huo Xin's heart. Xiaowei agrees, and the two women work together to win over Huo Xin. However, their plan is complicated when another demon, a bird spirit named Xia Bing (played by Fei Xiang), comes into the picture. Xia Bing is also after Xiaowei's heart and will stop at nothing to get it.

The rest of the movie unfolds as a thrilling and romantic adventure full of twists and turns. The film is full of stunning visual effects that bring the fantastical world of demons and spirits to life. The characters are well-developed and the acting is excellent, especially by Xun Zhou, who brings a mesmerizing performance as the conflicted fox spirit.

The cinematography and special effects are top-notch, and Wuershan's direction brings a fresh new take on the classic Chinese ghost story. The movie is full of action, drama, and romance, making it a must-see for fans of the fantasy genre. The pacing of the film is also well done, making for an engaging and entertaining experience throughout.

Overall, Painted Skin: The Resurrection is a captivating and sensual movie that explores the themes of love, sacrifice, and the dark desires of the human heart. It showcases the beauty and complexity of Chinese myth and folklore in a stunning and modern way. It is a movie that can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages and backgrounds, whether they are fans of Chinese cinema or just lovers of fantasy tales.

Painted Skin: The Resurrection is a 2012 drama with a runtime of 2 hours. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 57.

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    6.2  (3,676)
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