Captain of the City Guard Yuan Boya is stripped of rank after the imperial tribute he was guarding is stolen. Unwilling to let things lie, he searches for the thieves, only to end up entering a mystical world of demons. Along the way, he becomes mixed up in a feud between Yinyang Master Qing Ming and the human and demon worlds. Yuan Boya and Qing Ming go from mutual distaste to grudging respect, eventually establishing an unbreakable bond between master and "familiar." The two work together to solve an old mystery and prove Qing Ming's innocence, while also unraveling a conspiracy to bring the Demon King back from the dead and destroy the human world. In the end, Yuan Boya become a respected hero, while Qing Ming makes a great sacrifice. Adapting the phenomenal mobile game Onmyoji (Master of Yin and Yang) into a movie and series of the same name, CKF Pictures is bringing this magnificent Eastern fantasy world to the big screen.
The story took a bit to come into an understandable beginning and end, but really that's a fairly standard style in this world. A bit of humor made the characters likeable, even if we didn't know a whole heck of a lot about them. And the graphic style was fun.
I don't ask that all the movies I see are world-changing amaze-o-ramas. And this wasn't. But hey, it was entertaining and I recommend it for a great two-hour distraction.
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