Painted Skin: The Resurrection (2012) Chinese Movie Information
Title in Chinese – 画皮 2
Title in Pinyin – Hua Pi 2
Genre – Fantasy
Subject/theme – A freed fox spirit needs a freely given human heart to regain her youth
Language – Mandarin
Region – China
China – 28 June 2012
New Zealand – 28 June 2012
Kong Kong – 5 July 2012
Taiwan – 13 July 2012
Director – Wuershan
A fox spirit Xiaowei is freed from her prison under ice after a demon after the beauty of her face attracts the attention of a bird demon Quer who frees her. To regain her lost youth and beauty, Xiaowei starts to devour human hearts but she really desires to become human and for that, she needs a human heart to be freely given to her.
The other part of the story is about Princess Jing who’s beautiful face was scarred when she was young and is crossing China to find her true love, he ex general guard Huo Xin. Despairing of finding and being accepted by Huo Xin, Jing turns to Xiaowei for help. Xiaowei promises to help her in exchange for her heart.
Editor's Review of Painted Skin: The Resurrection – 6/10
With three of China’s best actresses, the cast for Painted skin was excellent. The main problem with this movie is it focused more on imagery and settings and had a very surreal atmosphere. The action was minimal, romance minimal and characters were not very deep. Another negative point was Yang Mi’s sulky and childish role which did not fit the character of a heart eating bird demon.