|Huang and Fan|
The plot was a complete mess with the interwoven storyline that couldn't quite decide whether it wants to be a love story, wuxia period drama etc. The characters were largely superficially portrayed without any depth, hence you don't feel anything towards them even when they were killed off in the battles. Even the love between Fan and Huang was unconvincing and it was unbelievable how the wolf-raised Lian Nishang could just fall hopelessly in love with Zhuo Yihang so easily and again out of love with her hair turned white just as easily for purely dramatic effect.
The previous 1980's version with the late Leslie Cheung and Brigitte Lin Chinghsia is still the classic.
|A bambi eyed Fan|
|Vincent Zhao was the villain this time round|