Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
Andy Lau and Li Bing-Bing take care of most of the human element. Carina Lau does a good job with a thankless role, the evil Empress; Tony Leung Ka-Fai rings the changes from cringing to stoic to insane and makes us believe him; Deng Chao has a good time as the extremely pale (and creepy) official who figures things out. Li Bing-Bing smolders and pouts, making no secret of her total dedication to the Empress, willing to die or kill in her service while Andy Lau is stoic, charming where appropriate, ruthless where necessary.
The Empress is not amused.
The first flaming official.
at 7:58 PM