Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013)

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The action-packed and captivating tale of Dee Renjie's beginnings in the Imperial police force. His very first case, investigating reports of a sea monster terrorizing the town, reveals a sinister conspiracy of treachery and betrayal, leading to the highest reaches of the Imperial family.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense
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Film Worksho

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Cast

Carina Lau
as the real Emperor-figure
Mark Chao
as Dee Renjie
Angelababy
as Yin Ruiji
Shaofeng Feng
as Yuchi Zhenjin
Gengxin Lin
as Shatuo Zhong
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Critic Reviews for Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon

All Critics (2)

A lively and lushly filmed action-packed adventure film.

Full Review… | June 22, 2014
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Easily on par with any of the effects-laden tentpoles from the LA industry of late, Tsui Hark's finely attuned vision of epic fantasy consistently bewilders the senses.

Full Review… | October 15, 2013
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Audience Reviews for Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon

Why do you think it's your turn to speak? The Imperial Family are having issues with strange murders around their village; truth be told, their own corruption led to the strange serial killer and being that plagues them. The first imperial police force is formed and the first case goes to a young Detective named Dee. He will have to be very resourceful to work his way through the family's corruption to uncover the truth behind the murders. "Can't you see how strangely the sail moves?" Tsui Hark, director of Once Upon a Time in China I-IV, Dragon Inn, The Banquet, Zu Warriors, Double Team, Knock Off, and Seven Swords, delivers Young Detective Dee. The storyline for this picture is dreadful. The settings are nice but the action scenes are very inconsistent. The cast delivers below average performances and includes Carina Lau, Mark Chao, Angelababy, and Kun Chen. "You mustn't harm innocent women." I came across this on Netflix and decided to give it a viewing. I have seen the first one but thought it was mediocre and this is even a step down from there. Overall, this is not a great addition to the genre and I would recommend skipping this. "It's bird tongue tea." Grade: F

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins
½

It might just be me but I didn't really care for this one. I know it's the same director as the First but this had a weird straight to did feel to ut. Computer effects were blah and extremely noticable, the make up on some of the characters seemed a bit under part and with everyone trying to jump on this shit 3D movie kick, I didn't like it. The actual martial arts without animation were good and the story was decent but mixed with the rest of the movie didn't catch me. I liked the first but not this. watch if you will.

Bill Regan
Bill Regan

4/5 An all out crazy ass 3D wire fu action extravaganza. Do not watch it in 2D. This movie is 3D crazy.

Troy Kleasner
Troy Kleasner

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