The Untamed

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  1. cap.toon

    cap.toon Well-Known Member

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    A novel, then a comic, then an anime; and now a live action. This work of fiction is worthy of a trophy!! OR. Or, does it tells us of how sick and screw up our mental minds are! :blobcheeky:

    What do you like and don't like about the live action?

    Personally, I think the guys are all too skinny. I thought our handsome undead was going to be half the size of hulk. Yea I know, they are cultivator, not body builder--but hey, some sugar doesn't hurt.

    I like the first two episodes, then eventually find myself skipping. They should really get some interns ( free work) to work on creating better CGI. Come on, even college students can create better CGI! The goddess starts out good, then when movement is involved, everything went down the drain. :blobconfounded:

    I accept this Wei. His acting is good enough. However, I think Lan needs some work. I barely find anything enchanting about him, except that one scene where Wei wanted to help him with his headband. The first fighting scene was awesome! Then the next fighting scene was :blobexpressionless: *big thumb down.* Who came up with the stun? Fire them! Who wrote this stupid fighting combo? Deduct their salary!

    I apologize to the actor of Lan, but when I was reading the novel I always imagine Lan as either Yang Yang or Mao Zijun! I would have a nosebleed if it was Mao Zijun! Anyone think Li Yifeng can pull it off acting as Wei? Maybe if Chen Kun is younger, would he be able to pull it off as Wei as well? Just wondering.

    I don't think I'll watch 50 ep of this. Would you? Don't tell me you have already fallen hard for those skinny boys--*cough* tall but skinny men.
     
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    I am waiting for 'ever night second season'
     
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    Oh yea that one. For all the hype and CGI, they didn't work on the fighting scenes. This could make it big as an action and romance series! Imagine MMORPG live-action in Ever Night.
     
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    I like the drama and how they kept as many key moments as they could considering how strict the censorship is. The cast is great, both WWX and LWJ are perfect.
    What I don't like is the terrible CGI, the way they give Wen Qing more screen time than to any other character including LWJ, and how keep adding her in every scene, I just don't understand what the point? If they wanted to expand the role of Wen sibling to increase the emotional impact when certain moments happen, Wen Ning exists too? This makes me wonder if the rumors were true
     
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    What's the rumor? She going to end up with one of the MLs? Hope not. This isn't a shoujo!! I barely remember her, she was a dancing shadow in the novel. In the live action, she was a moving painting to my eyes.

    But they do need to work on CGI. I think they should have cut the film into at most 25 ep, and use the rest of the budget on CGI.
     
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    I don't think that 25 episodes is enough to adapt the entire novel, maybe 35 would've worked better?
    Yeah, the one where she "replaced LWJ" and a love triangle was added or something of that sort? I think there were even photos of the script and videos that proved that (someone correct me if I'm mistaken). The fans got so mad, in the end even jjwxc had to clarify that there would be no romance.
    The actress is really beautiful and I'd like to see where they are going with Jiang Cheng being interested in her, but I'm sad Wen Ning didn't get the same treatment, and the times where a side character gets more screen time that the main lead leave me butthurt :blobpopcorn_two::sweating_profusely::sweating_profusely:
     
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    cap.toon Well-Known Member

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    We all know that Jiang’s interest in her is destined to doom. Her clan is destined to be eradicated, and her brother turn into an undead. Jiang can’t share a life with her as he is the heir to his people.

    This is quickly becoming one of those skip this and that series for me.
     
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    Unless the drama manages not to kill her just to give more screentime to the actress lol. It all seems so pointless but imagine the angst when she sacrifices herself for Wei Wuxian :blobhyperthink: