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An epic story, visually very impressive, not surprising considering it is supposedly one of the most expensive movies ever made in China. There is not much character development though. Qingchen made a promise that meant she would always lose any man that loved her; we did not get to experience any of the torment that would go with such a deal. The love story was shallow: love being based on meeting someone for a few minutes. Not to be taken too seriously, it can be enjoyed as a fairy tale.
Why such a low rating? It's more entertaining that Pulp bloody Fiction.Ok, you have to suspend your belief in what's possible - but c'mon this is fantasy. The first half of this film is pretty amazing. Visually it's captivating, and fascinating. It does lose it's charm and the story slows, but no one can say this isn't at least a Good film. The camera work is superb, and the characters are interesting. It went down from a great film because the relentless visuals and story didn't impact as much as in the first half (maybe some people would say the money was used in the first hour) - but at times 'The Promise' has an epic feel....well worth seeing in my opinion.
I watched this movie with great pleasure and interest. The beauty of film is on specific elements of Asia. Landscapes with tree in bloom, dancing spirits and armor are observed. Written and directed film is well made. It was created an atmosphere of mystery and beauty that touches. Like the scene where the main heroes of the game is reflected in the mirror. Interpretation of actors is complex and the action takes place smoothy and quickly. The ending is revealed as a fundamental truth and hope is on the ability of the hero goes back in time. I love this movie and highly recommend it.