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China's Sherlock Holmes returns in an epic adventure where East meets West. Detective Dee and his entourage team up with a crew of Viking warriors to uncover the mystery of China's imperial bloodline and the mysterious lost city of Ivy.
From legendary action director Tsui Hark and the creators of international smash hit Detective Dee - Mystery Of The Phantom Flame comes the captivating tale of Dee Renjie's beginnings in the Imperial police force. His very first case, investigating reports of a sea monster terrorizing the town, reveals a sinister conspiracy of treachery and betrayal, leading to the highest reaches of the Imperial family.Written by
By the 1700s, "gong'an" detective novels were a well known genre in China, with "Di Gong'an" being one of the most popular. In 1949 an English translation, 'The Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee', was published. See more »
Contains two sequences during credits - The Queen honours Dee, Shatuo and Yuchi with Birds Tongue Tea - then forces them to take the medicine they had prescribed themselves. Then the Doctor has a comic scene in which he questions whether it was the right medicine. See more »
Young Detective Dee is the adventures of a youthful Sherlock in Medieval China with state of the art CGI and a sea monster.
The film starts with warships sent by Empress Wu destroyed by an unseen monster. Young Dee arrives in the capital city intending to become a detective with the Da Lisi police force. He already has a rival in Yuchi.
However there is another monster attacking the city linked with a courtesan. Dee links up with a medic to find answers and gets the attention of the Empress.
The film is fragmented with many plot lines, its a while before we see Yee's ability in detective work. What we do get is a sprawling adventure with gargantuan set pieces mixed with impressive CGI and some sly humour.
At times the action overpowers the film which could had done been with being more concise. In some sense Young Dee is overshadowed in his own movie.
It is still an impressive introduction of recent Chinese action- adventure cinema.
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