Although action/fantasy is not my preferred movie genre, I watched The Thousand Faces of Dunjia, because it was a short movie and starred Ni Ni. I’m relatively new to Asian movie/TV/theater, and now I have a strong preference for Chinese Costume Dramas…particularly historic, period, palace. However, TTFOD did it for me! Absolutely loved the comedy, tinged with elements of potential romance. The cinematography was good…but again, not necessarily what’s going to keep me viewing this genre of movie.
I’ve seen Ni Ni in Rise of the Phoenixes and Love & Destiny and believe she is a solidly skilled actress with the ability to perform diverse roles. I haven’t seen much of her work, but what I’ve seen so far, tells me she’s got staying power in the acting/entertainment industry. Also, I recently saw Zhou Dongyu in The Palace and believe she too has the skills. This was a well-packaged cast and storyline, and I could see that it could be a series…particularly if fans for this type of genre “demand” more.
While I prefer TV CCDs with many episodes, TTFOD is an entertaining “short” movie worth watching…very good for a movie night!