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League of Gods (2016)

Feng shen chuan qi (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Fantasy | 29 July 2016 (USA)
Based on the 16th-century Chinese novel Feng Shen Yan Yi (The Investiture of the Gods), the story tells of how King Zhou of Shang becomes a tyrant due to the wiles of Daji, a vixen spirit who is disguised as one of his concubines.

Director:

Koan Hui

Writers:

Cherryyoko (screenplay), Samson Sun (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jet Li ... Jiang
Bingbing Fan ... Daji
Zhang Wen ... Naza
Xiaoming Huang ... Yang Jian (as Wang Xiaoming)
Louis Koo ... General Leopard
Angelababy ... Blue Butterfly
Jacky Heung ... Ji Lei / Skylord
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... King Zhou
Feng Zu ... General Ji
Andy On ... Ji Fa
Qing Xu ... Taiyi
Waise Lee ... Dragon King (as Lee Chi Hung)
Jordan Chan ... Invisible Tribe Leader (as Sun Jiankui)
Pengfei Qin Pengfei Qin ... Skye (as Peng-Fei Qin)
Jaden He Jaden He ... Earth Driller (as He Jingde)
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Based on the 16th-century Chinese novel Feng Shen Yan Yi (The Investiture of the Gods), the story tells of how King Zhou of Shang becomes a tyrant due to the wiles of Daji, a vixen spirit who is disguised as one of his concubines.

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Action | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for fantasy action and violence | See all certifications »

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Crammed, rushed story, but still fun
30 March 2018 | by datalore_alphaSee all my reviews

First of all, let's get the main issue everyone talks about out of the way. Yes, there's a lot of CGI, but I feel they did pretty well with it. I don't think they could achieve the epic level they were aiming for without it, and I personally liked all the eye candy.

This movie felt like an Asian Lord of the Rings on steroids, massive steroids, almost to the point where they should be illegal steroids. Where Lord of the Rings was a bit too slow for my taste, this story moved way too fast.

Characters were dished out left and right so fast and with so little explanation that you're left wondering where they came from and what their reason really is for being there at all. Imagine the Avengers without the previous movies of each hero to help you learn about and understand them. In fact I'd love to see solo movies for some of the characters here like Jiang, Ne Zha, Erlang Shen...

There's so much content that they have to work with here, but it was all thrust into one large movie that was frankly just too much, especially for us Westerners that don't have much knowledge of the backgrounds to these stories.

Anyway, don't expect a deep story with deep characters. Just take it for what it is - a gorgeous, epic fantasy action adventure - and you'll enjoy it.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

29 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

HKD300 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$84,779, 31 July 2016

Gross USA:

$181,633

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,498,766
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