"Liaozhai New Legend: The Painted Skin Man" is an exciting costume fantasy film directed by Yin Bo, starring Lin Wei, Yin Yangming, Lin Junxian, Du Yuming, Guo Daixin, Zhao Hanxue, Song Ziqiao, Fan Ziqi, Ma Hui, Jia Xuming, Chen Liang, Zhou Yupeng and many other actors. The film was exclusively broadcast on iQiyi on January 28, 2022, which aroused extensive discussions and enthusiastic praise from the audience.
The protagonist of the story is the scholar Wang Sheng, a talented young scholar. One day, he accidentally took in a beautiful fox demon, Xiang'er, who didn't know her identity, and only regarded her as an ordinary woman. Gradually, Wang Sheng was attracted by Xiang'er's innocence and kindness, and fell in love with her involuntarily. In the process of getting along with Wang Sheng, Xiang'er also felt the long-lost warmth in the world, and developed sincere feelings for the scholar.
However, the gears of fate have begun to turn. Xiang'er's true identity was gradually revealed. She was originally a fox demon, but she turned into a human form because of her success in cultivation. This story, which should belong to fantasy, has become complicated and confusing because of sincere feelings. After Wang Sheng learned the truth, he fell into a huge inner struggle. He understands that his relationship with Xiang'er is real, but at the same time it is difficult to accept her identity as a monster. Between love and trust, he is faced with an unprecedented choice.
The plot in the film is exciting, showing the complexity of human nature and sincere love. Under Wang Sheng's obsessive persistence, he lost everything. The once peaceful life was broken, and a heart-wrenching battle between love and demons began. In order to prove her sincerity, Xiang'er decided to go to the road of no return step by step.
Through superb pictures and touching performances, the film brings the audience into an emotional and gripping story world. It not only shows the greatness and sacrifice of love, but also explores the boundary between good and evil in human nature. While the audience feels the story, it is also triggered to think about the relationship between self and others.