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Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013)

Di Renjie: Shen du long wang (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 27 September 2013 (USA)
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From legendary action director Tsui Hark and the creators of international smash hit Detective Dee - Mystery Of The Phantom Flame comes the captivating tale of Dee Renjie's beginnings in ... See full summary »

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Hark Tsui

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Chia-Lu Chang (as Chia-lu Chang), Kuo-Fu Chen | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carina Lau ... Wu Zetian
Chien Sheng ... The Emperor (as Sheng Chien)
Mark Chao ... Dee Renjie
Angelababy ... Yin Ruiji
Shaofeng Feng ... Yuchi Zhenjin
Kenny Lin ... Shatuo Zhong (as Gengxin Lin)
Bum Kim ... Yuan Zhen (as Ian Kim)
Dong Hu Dong Hu ... Huo Yi
Kun Chen ... Doctor Wang Pu (as Chen Kun)
Shan Zhang Shan Zhang ... Chusui Liang (as Zhang Shan)
Guoyi Chen Guoyi Chen ... Admiral (as Chen Guoyi)
Nan Tie Nan Tie ... Bo Qianzhang (as Tie Nan)
Jie Yan Jie Yan ... Kuang Zhao (as Yan Jie)
Yachao Wang Yachao Wang ... Zhou Qian (as Wang Yachao)
Jingjing Ma Jingjing Ma ... Touba Lie (as Ma Jingjing)
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From legendary action director Tsui Hark and the creators of international smash hit Detective Dee - Mystery Of The Phantom Flame comes the captivating tale of Dee Renjie's beginnings in the Imperial police force. His very first case, investigating reports of a sea monster terrorizing the town, reveals a sinister conspiracy of treachery and betrayal, leading to the highest reaches of the Imperial family. Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

27 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Detective Dee und der Fluch des Seeungeheuers See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,278, 11 October 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$87,783

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$98,774,891
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Runtime:

(dvd)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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As a non-professional martial-arts actor, Shaofeng Feng admits that, when he first time read the script, he thought his role should have belonged to Kung-Fu master like Jet Li or Donnie Yen for the intensive fight scenes that are required in the film. Feng shoots the clinic fight scene with Dong Hu from the first day he came in until the last day he left the studio. See more »

Crazy Credits

Contains two sequences during credits - The Queen honours Dee, Shatuo and Yuchi with Birds Tongue Tea - then forces them to take the medicine they had prescribed themselves. Then the Doctor has a comic scene in which he questions whether it was the right medicine. See more »

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Followed by Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (2018) See more »

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Night Breeze
Music by William Wu
Lyrics by Lin Ping
Performed by Li Shuo
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reasonably entertaining nonsense
17 August 2016 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

There are plenty of entertaining action scenes in this movie, ranging from wire fu fighting to large scale CGI-monster fighting. These are imaginatively filmed and have some nice touches, even if here's nothing as good as the best action scenes from the previous Detective Dee movie, Phantom Flame.

In between action, there is a very poorly told story.

Actually, "story" is an exaggeration. It's more like a collection of incidents told in a particularly order. Everything just kind of happens. A ship battle results in disaster! A woman in a mask is in trouble! There's a merman! There are bandits! There's a new detective! There's a swimming horse! There are poison flowers! Everything is introduced by someone just saying, here is this thing that we need right now.

There's a general rule in film that if the hero is going to pull out a gun in the final act, you want to establish that he owns a gun earlier on. That doesn't happen in this movie. Instead, there's a problem, and suddenly someone says, I know who can help, or, I've got the solution right here, or, the solution is at this place let's go right now.

This is how a ten-year-old writes a story.

No character development, little motivation, no real coherence. Dee's Sherlock Holmes deductions are generally unpersuasive.

It's a dumb story, badly told, but the action scenes almost make up for that. Almost.


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