Chen Qing Ling Zhi Sheng Hun aka The Living Dead is the extra movie/film followed by Chen Qing Ling (The Untamed) released in July - August of this year 2019. The film focused on the night hunt (Ye Lie) of Wen Ning and Lan Sizhui which is not in the novel. So, I'd say this is the other story written by some screenplay writer to make it an extra.
The story is out of the original novel, so, before I watched this film, I also didn't know what it's about. The story seemed to be kind of mysterious and also, of course, it's what followed by Chen Qing Ling (one of my favourite TV series of all time and also, I'm a big fan of Mo Dao Zu Shi/Chen Qing Ling), so, that's why I watched the film.
The story is not that bad. As I've said in above that it seemed to be some mysterious, so, it's kind of interesting. But it's kind of creepy unlike Chen Qing Ling. Although Chen Qing Ling does have zombie things and thrilling scenes (like dead cat scene), but I could watch it at night. This one? When I watched this the first time, I couldn't keep watching because it's so creepy and I became afraid of there's something behind me, something like that. Plus, most of the scenes are dark which makes me afraid. So, I stopped watching it and on the next day evening, I watched it again. This time, I could watch it because there's still light. Anyway, I could watch it the second time I tried to.
What made me so annoyed is the name of that girl from Xiao family. Xiao Qing? Seriously? In Chen Qing Ling, there's already one girl which has the name Qing. Wen Qing. Now, Qing word again? What's wrong with them? They always want to give every girl in Chen Qing Ling or Chen Qing Ling related films the name Qing? If they gave the other name, it'd be better.
Plus, there are two big mistakes in the film. One is Wen Ning indeed died before. But Wei Wuxian brought him back. In this film, Wen Ning says he hasn't. Two is Lan Zhan didn't save Wen Ning before. Not even once. But they mentioned that Wei Wuxian and Lan Zhan saved him. As for Wei Wuxian saved him, yes, he indeed has. But Lan Zhan? Nope, he didn't and hasn't. So, those two facts are the biggest mistakes of this film. I really want to ask the screenplay writer whether he really knows the full story or he didn't even read the novel or watch the Chen Qing Ling live action TV series before he/she wrote the script.
What I love about Chen Qing Ling and it's related film is it always has some twists. In this one, there was also. Because of that twist, it really deserves to get high rate from me. But why I didn't give 10 stars? Well, please keep reading this review. I'll explain in next paragraphs.
What I don't like the most and makes me angry at them is they decided not to let Xiao Zhan perform as Wei Wuxian in this one. I mean there's a scene where Wei Wuxian appeared. But they didn't show his handsome face. This is what makes me take back two stars. If they let us to see Wei Wuxian's face, I'd give full 10 stars. Now? I really don't want to give 10 stars. Hence, 8 stars because they put a scene for Wei Wuxian.
All in all, the story is quite different and as for me who is big fan of Xiao Zhan, it's so not good to not to see Xiao Zhan in this film. So, although the story is good and enjoyable, but they didn't let Xiao Zhan in, I'd say it's not that good for me. Thus, 8 stars, although I really wanted to give 10 stars for every Chen Qing Ling film because I totally love Chen Qing Ling.
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