Review: Once Upon a Time

When designer Lawrence Xu puked rainbow unicorns over Liu Yifei and Yang Yang.

Liu Yifei is pretty much the definition of fairylike for me, and so I was so excited when she announced she’ll be playing a fox immortal in Once Upon a Time三生三世十里桃花.  Unfortunately, even her and Yang Yang’s face could not savage the film’s undeveloped characters, zero chemistry, poor acting, and atrocious aesthetics. 

The film opens as Bai Qian (Liu Yifei), a fox fairy that is 30,000-years-old, runs through the forest like fairies do and then enters a giant jellyfish carriage to attend a wedding.    There we find out that the immortals have terrible taste in fashion, and Bai Qian  finds a wandering child  who speaks like Siri.    Soon we learn that Bai Qian looks just like the child’s mother, and the child’s father is her betrothed (Yang Yang) . What a small world!

It’s hard to criticize this face, but it’s about the only thing going for the film.

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Once Upon a Time confirms July premiere, releases new teaser

With a drama and a movie version of this story, I’m reminded of the story Two of Everything with the magic pot.

Once Upon a Time, formerly Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms, has released more posters, a new teaser and confirmed a premiere date of July 21st. Starring Liu Yifei and Yang Yang, fans of these actors can get a better look at the movie version.

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Liu Yifei, Yang Yang fairylike in TLTWTMPB posters

Pretty art: Always a good start.

The movie version of Three Lives, Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms  三生三世十里桃花 has released posters and images.  Starring Liu Yifei, Yang Yang, and Peng Zisu, those who want to watch something but can not imagine themselves adding another must watch drama on their list can take a look.

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