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New Gods: Yang Jian

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Epic Chinese action-fantasy is too long, complicated.

Movie NR 2023 127 minutes
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This animated Chinese action-fantasy movie is both overlong and overly complex. It's an epic with more style than substance. The animation in New Gods: Yang Jian is consistently impressive and beautiful, but without a coherent story, the striking visuals only go so far. There's a long introduction that explains what things were like in the proverbial "before time" that isn't really necessary, plus characters who don't really stand out before the actual conflict begins. This could easily have been a 90-minute movie instead of two hours and seven minutes. Sometimes fight scenes inexplicably have goofy big band music as the background, as if we're watching slapstick comedy instead of a fight to save the world. And the characters are little more than action movie archetypes, making it difficult to feel any emotional attachment to the outcome of this bombastic story.

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