Creation of the Gods I: Kingdom of Storms

critic Reviews

, 60% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Simon AbramsRogerEbert.com
    There’s a lot to like in “Creation of the Gods I: Kingdom of Storms,” but you might still think of other (and better) recent movies.
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    Ryan GilbeyGuardian
    Luckily, there are enough idiosyncrasies to set it apart not only from US superhero cinema but from earlier adaptations of the same story.
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    Emilie BlackCinema Crazed
    ... a fun epic adventure in a mythical version of history, one that is filled with wonder and beauty, with good and evil, with gods and monsters.
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    Casey ChongScreenHK
    Despite clocking nearly 2 1/2 hours, Creation of the Gods I: Kingdom of Storms relies on expository-heavy scenarios and multiple plot threads that come and go and at times, hastily introduced.
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    James MarshSouth China Morning Post
    Wuershan’s film is a ravishing romp through Chinese folklore that bursts with sumptuous production design, breathless action, and some surprisingly racy scenes of forbidden passion.
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    Avi OfferNYC Movie Guru
    An overlong, overproduced and exhausting spectacle.
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    Jonathan W. HickmanThe Newnan Times-Herald
    “Creation of the Gods I” qualifies as a fantasy epic, but its significant reach and massive cast of characters might overwhelm viewers unfamiliar with the source material.
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    Mark DujsikMark Reviews Movies
    There's promise here, but unfortunately, it's a case of waiting for what's to come.
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    Douglas DavidsonElements of Madness
    For those with some appreciation for or knowledge of the source material, you will be enamored with this incredible, sprawling adaptation that captivates from start to finish. However, if you don’t ... you face an exceedingly steep learning curve ...
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    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    Dazzling to look at, but...as storytelling, it's cluttered...a movie that gets lost in endless exposition, a parade of intertitles naming this or that figure in the "plot" and their relation to this or that king, as if that really helps.


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