The first official full scale drama stills are out for upcoming period C-drama God of War Zhao Zhi Long. I’ll go soft on my critique for now and just say that I’m not impressed. I’ll leave it to the angry C-netizens to rip this one apart, seeing as how the general consensus is that it looks chintzy rather than magnificent and almost every main lead appears miscast. Starring Lin Geng Xin, Yoona, Kim Jung Hoon, Godfrey Gao, Jia Qing, and Gu Li Ne Zha, the drama just premiered a first look at this week’s Shanghai Television Festival.
Leading lady Yoona is going to get lots of flack and understandably so as she’s without a doubt lovely but the C-drama period wuxia heroine standards are insanely high and specific. She looks wispy and waifish, which is a look in period heroines associated with being sickly and useless, while the high standards for being heralded as a period goddess (which Crystal Liu holds the crown) is to be gloriously formed, with all the junk in all the right places if I may borrow a song lyric. Lin Geng Xin’s look as Zhao Zhi Long is pretty silly as well even if he kinda pulls it off. Only Godfry and Ne Zha look remotely on point in these first stills.