The Sorcerer and the White Snake

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  • PG-13
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 5.8  (8,893)
  • 41

The Sorcerer and the White Snake is an epic Chinese action-fantasy movie that was released in 2011. Directed by Tony Ching, the film stars Jet Li, Shengyi Huang, and Raymond Lam in lead roles. It is a remake of a well-known Chinese folk tale and has been adapted numerous times in Chinese cinema. The movie follows the story of a herbalist named Xu Xian (played by Raymond Lam), who falls in love with a beautiful woman named Bai Suzhen (played by Shengyi Huang). However, what he is unaware of is that Bai is actually a White Snake demon who has taken human form. Another sorcerer, Fa Hai (played by Jet Li), is trying to keep supernatural beings like Bai from causing harm to the humans. He is trying to capture Bai, but Xu Xian’s love for her complicates things further.

The movie starts with a scene where we see Bai and her sister Qingqing (played by Charlene Choi) trying to cross a bridge to reach a temple. The bridge collapses, and both of them fall into the lake. While Bai gets out safely, Qingqing gets trapped, and Bai reaches out to a mysterious figure for help. The figure turns out to be Fa Hai, who tells her that her future is doomed because of her history as a demon and that she cannot be with a human.

Meanwhile, we are introduced to Xu Xian, who is a kind-hearted herbalist. He saves a boy from drowning and takes him to the temple where Bai and Fa Hai are. There, Xu Xian meets Bai, and they fall in love. Fa Hai is determined to keep them away from each other as he believes that humans and demons cannot coexist.

As their love story continues, Bai is forced to reveal her true form to Xu Xian when he falls sick, and she uses her magical powers to heal him. Xu Xian is shocked but still accepts her for who she is. However, things take a turn when Fa Hai captures Bai and imprisons her in a cave. Xu Xian goes to rescue her, and the final battle between the sorcerer and the demons begins.

The movie is visually stunning and has some amazing special effects. The scenes that involve the use of magic and illusions are truly breathtaking. The actors have also done a great job, especially Jet Li, who plays the role of Fa Hai with conviction. Li’s performance as the wise old sorcerer adds depth to the overall story.

Another aspect that stands out in the movie is the music. The score is composed by Mark Lui and is a mix of traditional Chinese instruments and modern elements. The music does an excellent job of capturing the mood and emotions of each scene.

The movie also touches upon themes such as love, sacrifice, and acceptance. It highlights the idea that love has no boundaries and that people should not be judged by their appearance but rather by their actions.

In conclusion, The Sorcerer and the White Snake is a movie that is a must-watch for anyone who loves action-fantasy movies. With its stunning special effects, powerful performances, and beautiful score, the movie will keep you engaged from start to finish. It is a timeless love story that is bound to leave a lasting impression on the viewer.

The Sorcerer and the White Snake is a 2011 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 39 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8 and a MetaScore of 41.

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    5.8  (8,893)
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