Monday, February 8, 2021

The Yin-Yang Master: Dream of Eternity (2021)

Streaming Services: Netflix
Movie Name/Year: The Yin-Yang Master: Dream of Eternity (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Length: 138 minutes
Rating: Unrated
Production/Distribution: Hehe Pictures, Shanghai Film Group, Netflix
Director: Jingming Guo
Writer: Jingming Guo
Actors: Mark Chao, Allen Deng, Ziwen Wang, Jessie Li, Duo Wang
Blurb from IMDb: Qing Ming, the Yin-Yang Master, took his master's last wish and went to the Captial Tiandu City to attend the heaven ceremony.

Selina’s Point of View:
I am having trouble coming up with the words necessary to describe this film. I can throw out terms like gorgeous and amazing, but that doesn’t quite hit the extent of it.
The trailer didn’t really do The Yin-Yang Master: Dream of Eternity justice. I mean, I knew it would be beautiful and figured it would be interesting… but I was still blown away. All my expectations shattered under the weight of how breathtaking this cinematic masterpiece was.

I was hypnotized by the graphics.
I’ve never seen anything quite like it. For all the well-done CGI I’ve gone through since I started this blog, there isn’t anything that comes even remotely close to what I saw today. There were things I knew were fake simply because they don’t exist in real life, but they were so flawless that suspending my disbelief took no effort.

I’ll admit there are some overdone themes involved in the plot, but I don’t think it matters. From an entertainment perspective, it had me. I was so completely engulfed that I don’t think I took a single breath during the entire climax.
I think fans of Final Fantasy games are going to see a lot of visuals that remind them of the 90s installments (with obviously upgraded coding). There was some summoning action, as well as one scene that gave me serious Sephiroth vibes.

I have no complaints. None. The film made me want to read the books, and it’s probably something I’m going to watch several times over. I don’t think I can recommend it enough.
I watched it with the subtitles, but they do have English dubbing if that’s not your cup of tea.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – None
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 85%
Metascore – None
Metacritic User Score – None
IMDB Score – 6.2/10
Trust the Dice: Selina’s Rating – 5/5
Trust the Dice Parental Advisory Rating: R – horror scenes
P.S.: Mid-credits scene.
Movie Trailer:

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