well in the novel i v believe it never stated guo jing as ugly or handsome...he s like chang wu ji-chang mo kei. not really aware of the world or u can say street smart. well anyway i guess i m just bias or something then i rather have a cool looking main lead then one that looks retarted or acts retarted u know which makes a series better. u feel more emotional if the characters looks good and can act good which makes u feel their emotions but if the character doesnt look good and acts retarted it makes it all just plain out retarted..only reason i watched 03 version is because its a condor hero or jin yong series and zhou zun looks cute in some of her costumes, plus the cgi of da 18 dragon palm looks cool. only dislike is casting zhou zun was okay but if they wud ve made lyp not act retarted then it would ve been better but he was just too annoying imo and my brothers and sisters.
This is the description of Guo Jing.
Guo Jing is described in the story as having thick eyebrows and large eyes, of sturdy and strong stature, and a complexion that is somewhere between dark and fair. He is frequently described as "dumb", "slow", and inarticulate, thereby the complete opposite of his love interest, the clever and witty Huang Rong.
Last edited by GuGu; 07-20-07 at 11:57 PM.
And GJ is far from being or looking street smart. HR easily conned him the very first time he travelled out into the central plains.
Just my thoughts about the appearance of the casts though, nothing to undermine their performances whatsoever
Last edited by sunnysnow; 07-21-07 at 08:10 AM.
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actually, i thought LYP's GJ was kind of retarded. It's the way he dubbed his own voice and sounded stupid in an exaggerated way. For example, Felix seemed dumb in his performance, but it was a natural dumbness, while LYPs seemed very forced and unnatural.
on the other hand, Hu Ge would be much better off playing Yang Guo than Guo Jing. Ariel would be better off playing someone like Zhong Ling than Huang Rong.
GJ was described as not being "bright" and a bit "slow" at understanding things. He wasn't the best speaker but he sure as hell didn't need to sound the way LYP made him out to be, with the constant laggings and deepening his voice. just cuz he's "slow" doesn't mean he needs to speak in a monotonous tone and sound lethargic and bored
GJ's dumbness was suppose to be more of an element of innocence and simple-mindedness rather than being straightfoward retardedness. he doesn't have to look "dumb" but rather more "innocent".
LYP was a rather "plain looking" GJ in my opinion, but if ZJZ had casted him as Linghu Chong prior, then there must be some people who think LYP is charismatic enough. plus, i'm sure there were many fans who considered Felix a handsome man when he was casted the role of GJ. And Chilam is indeed handsome, too. beauty in the eye of the beholder afterall (so for me anyone tall, big eyed, and thick brow, works for me )
well like i said before not to be rude but lyp looks like a frankenstein. i guest when people call him retarted by is like others stated the way he talks studders etc like a (not to be rude) a retarted person. the way he always life his head up or his chin will be up while speaking. i mean i like the 03 verison since its condor heroes but dislike most of the old castings that didnt fit their role, especially yang kang. and if they were to use all models etc it ll be eye catchy definitely but if they cant act then whats the point? thats why tvb s been doing i believe, using hk models into there series. you need good looking people that can act and convice u with their looks and attitude. well i guess with these castings it ll always make everyone compare the old with new back and forth which makes it fun. well all i gotta say is wait til the series come out. btw anyone know if there doing the little kid guo jing part? i hate those kids part hope they dont
well thats cool then hate the kids part in these series just like seeing the adult/teen version to start off the story. wonder how they are going to start off the story then? guo jing is in mainland meets huang rong then i guess? well i hope the change in story like how the director stated will be good showing different perspective and focusing also on more on yang kang and ou yang kei.
Legend of Condor Heroes 2006? wat? then ROCH 2008 is coming out soon too? :-D