Considered me optimistic after being wowed by the just released official theme song MV for the upcoming Time to Love, better known as Bu Bu Jing Xin the Movie. The movie is being marketed for the intense love triangle romance rather than the throne battle, with it scheduled for release on August 7th just in time for Chinese Valentine’s Day which falls on August 20th this year (always the 7th day of the 7th lunar month). I loved the original BBJX, the novel by writer Tong Hua and drama adaptation with Liu Shi Shi and Nicky Wu, but I’m getting more and more game for this movie which functions more as an alternative universe take on the story. Sorta like a what if without treading on the source material mythology.
Ivy Chen plays the same 21st century woman who time travels back to the Qing dynasty of the latter days of Emperor Kangxi, and finds herself in a love triangle this time with Tony Yang‘s 4th Prince and his full blooded younger brother 14th Prince played by Shawn Dou. The snippets of the teaser and first preview looked visually gorgeous but I didn’t quite feel the palpable emotional intensity yet. The just dropped official theme song MV containing tons more scenes from the movie has sold me at last, I totally think I’ll be a crazy Ruo Xi-14 shipper this time around as the movie focuses on their childhood best friends aspect and how adorable he is around her, whereas 4th Prince really comes old so stern and intense when Ruo Xi could use some puppy love in her life.
Official Theme Song MV for Time to Love (Bu Bu Jing Xin the movie):