Prequel aims high and misses.
Before I get into this review, let it be known that before I even sat down to watch Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon, I already had a problem. If there is one thing that sequels have going for them is that at least they are not...
A spirited murder mystery.
If critics and audiences have placed far too much attention on the mythical traditions of the East when viewing the crowded marketplace of historical epics over the last two decades, Asian filmmakers have only themselves to blame.