Oct 24, 2022
I want to preface this with the fact that I came into this series with knowledge already on the Three Kingdoms period and the classical novel that most adaptations are based on. I say this because if you do have that knowledge going into this then it may make this particular movie of the series a bit difficult to watch as their are more deviations from the source material than there were in the first movie.
The animation is decent for the period, but is is not stellar by any accounts. The voice acting is done well enough and there are some likable character portrayals.
But that feels like the lowest bar it needed to cross to at least be worth finishing after I started it.
The climax and ending felt a bit lack luster which is a shame because these events are tragic and there was a chance for them to really lean into that tragedy but they just missed the mark.
Plus the actual end of this film is so a-historical and not even close to the literary telling of the ROTK that they have to throw some text at you right before the ending theme so you aren't let confused by where the chose to hit the stop button.
There are better adaptations out there so please check those out and maybe save this one for a hate watch once you are familiar with the story.
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