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When the world was young, laid a Kingdom between the Land of Snow and the Barbarian Territory where gods and men lived side by side and promises were lies. When the poor and starving orphaned girl Qingcheng meets the Goddess Manshen, she accepts to become the wealthy beauty of beauties with the curse that she would lose every man she loves, unless three things happen: snow falls in the spring, time moves backwards and the dead comes back to life. Years later, the slave Kunlun helps the Great General Master of the Crimson Armor Guangming to defeat a barbarian army with almost seven times more warriors, and Kunlun becomes his slave. When Guangming is wounded, he asks Kunlun to wear his armor and save the king from the cruel Duke of the North Wuhuan that put the Imperial City under siege with his army. However, Kunlun kills the king to save Princess Qingcheng and promises her to never let her die. Princess Qingcheng falls in love for the man of the crimson armor that she believes is ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The first 30 minutes of The Promise I was ... dismayed. The CGI effects were ridiculous and poorly executed most especially with the battle with the bulls. The characters didn't even seem connected to the scenery, the dramatic abilities of the main character weren't awe-inspiring but laughable instead.
After that rough introduction they integrated the effects with more care and as I grew more accustomed to the abilities they were presenting I was able to settle back into the story and really enjoy it.
The Promise lets you down early only to pick you up and carry you to a very beautiful and well-told tale of love and betrayal. Not to mention that the primary characters are very easy on the eyes. ;) Highly recommended for those that are either willing to ignore some early cgi-cheese or change their initial impressions.
8 of 10, as I quickly forgave the introduction's effects issues.
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