Deng Lun turns into a Demon King in Investiture of the Gods

I finally got around to watching Investiture of the Gods 封神演义 starring Wang Likun, Luo Jin and Deng Lun, and it's a fantasy fest of absurdity complete with falling meteors, a premonition and a semi-incestuous love story. In this version, Yang Jian and Da Ji who are raised as adoptive brother and sister have a thing for each other and the nine-tailed fox responsible for luring Da Ji into the dark side is male and not female. I can't say that I'm surprised to see negative comments about this adaptation of the famous story, but is it odd that I plan to keep watching? 

Deng Lun Investiture of the Gods

Deng Lun Investiture of the Gods
After the likes of Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms and Ashes of Love, the level of bad costume and special effects in this genuinely had me laughing. Cue Deng Lun's fabulous transformation into a vampire  nine-tailed fox / demon king. 

Who am I kidding, I want more Deng Lun anyhow 😅.

Deng Lun Investiture of the Gods
Deng Lun Investiture of the Gods

Deng Lun Investiture of the Gods
Deng Lun Investiture of the Gods

Deng Lun Investiture of the Gods

Deng Lun Investiture of the Gods

Deng Lun Investiture of the Gods


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8 comments:

  1. what is this drama about? u can say it's Ashes of love and i'd believe you, ih ope he doesnt get stuck in roles like this. and the tragic costumes smfh

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    1. It was made 4 years ago so the unfortunate costumes are unfortunate but I'm actually OK with the costumes so far. He actually look like a beast when he transformed... Not a sexy beast like Phoenix though.

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  2. I'm watching his cuts and am liking it so far.

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  3. I just wish this was a different actress, this actress looks older than the lead actor, especially next to Deng Lun. She doesn't have that lead actress aura. Agree this series feels cheap, it feels like they left it on the shelve and because this year lack good drama they need to pull this out. I am skimming to the Deng Lun parts.

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  4. I am watching this drama for deng lun. His scenes are not much since he was originally like the 7,8, 9 or 10th supporting character. The tv chanel is promoting him as the 3rd lead character for the drama exposure. Knowing he was still in college, relatively unknown actor and a young 22 yrs old when shooting this drama, his acting, visual and parts are exceeding my expectation. He is a good actor, completely own the seductive male fox persona, different aura and feel than phoenix in AOL.
    The drama itself i have mixed feeling, it is kind of amazing actually. The screenwriter has ridiculous imagination, the lines are bad at times, every actors styling is pretty bad, but but...it is addictive. The story moves fast, every actors acts really well, the funny parts (jiang ji ya parts) are too funny and wang li kun and deng lun chemistry is really good. The drama is doing really well in china, especialy for 10 pm to 12 midnight showing. It broke 1% already and it is the current dark horse drama now. People are dissing it but also claiming that they cant stop watching it hahaha

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    1. Ohhh. The character was originally a supporting character? THAT MAKES SO MUCH SENSE. Haha. Because back when I started getting into Deng Lun, I remember watching this drama's trailers and he was in them for only a few seconds. Which is why I am very confused how they billed him as the 3rd main lead now that the show is out.

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  5. lol me too! as much as the costumes and visuals are cringey, i'm all for it if it's Deng Lun. though he looks a bit greasy here and there just from the screen shots. That said, I liked Wang Likun in Across the Ocean to See You so I'm going to give the story itself a chance. Thank god for the power of skipping/skimming

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  6. I am surprised at myself for not skipping any scenes so far... Only at 6 episodes though.

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