No need to thank me for the HSDS94 resolution. I was in an odd humour and relating it in an almost satirical kind of way. It was fun for me.
It's a love or hate feeling with HSDS94. I personally love it to bits, and just shut my mind off if it gets too melo-dramatic. Some would argue the whole adaptation is melo-dramatic, but then, I'm not just 'some'.
Originally Posted by j2j2j2
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ZM falls off a cliff and dies in the HSDS version where Adam Cheng Siu Chow plays ZWJ. In HSDS94, it looked like ZM dies, but her father just gives her a very heavy sleeping potion. Why ZM ends up like this was one of the most excellent changes to the script. I will only elaborate again upon request.
It bothers me too because of the technicality. Although, showing the cutting of the cuffs would be a lot harder than just the chains. One has to consider you can't hurt the person in the chains while cutting the cuffs; difficult CGI to do (and given ZJZ's standard of CGI, less is better); if one precuts the cuffs and get people to 'pull them apart' at the moment of the sword striking, timing has to absolutely perfect or it would look quite fake. With the latter, some observant audience will see the difference between a precut and real cut...so, still the element of fakery.
Ok, one thing that seriously bothers me
is when ZWJ uses the sword to cut Xiao Zhao's chains. All he did was cut the chain, but not the cuffs.
Let's just say cutting the chain works symbolically to 'cut the way to freedom'.
Or, the cuffs can stay on Zhu'er's limbs as an exotic set of ornaments .
I'm not looking forward to the 'cat fight'. Seems rather childish for ZM, who so far as shown exceeding cool and devilish maturity.
I don't care who he is with, DC as ZWJ at the moment shows as much 'love' to people as he would to a lump of rock.
Well, I'd say that 'guy' needs to watch the drama again. Obviously, he is unclear of what drives ZM's motives up to this point. Everything that she has done thus far ends up as an advantage to her father and country. As I mentioned earlier, even her move to get ZWJ out of the country is a strategic one. Better yet, the guy should study the Art of War again.
Originally Posted by patricia_n
Royal arrogance would be more appropriate than "spoiled princess".
Yeah, and ZWJ is definitely no Barney .
in Yttlj 09, An yixuan is the prettiest, but if I were Zwj, i would go for Miejue.
I don't think HSDS was meant for "Cougar" hunting....
OK, I'm going to try this without spoiling. I actually like the sounds of 3rd edition ending. It portrays ZWJ as more of a man with meaning and in control of obviously a mean trick to get back at him. It also ultimately and indefinitely shows who he loves. The ending for this series just shows how inane he was to agree to ZZR in the first place. Giving someone unconditional power over you, especially if they have a bone to pick with you, is not being kind, its being plain stupid. Like signing a contract without reading the fine print and the BIG print.
One has to be a few neurons short of a cerebrum to do something like that to oneself.
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The only other possibly bad HSDS endings:
HSDS78 ZM jumps off a cliff and dies
HSDS movie (I think a Shaws brother version...very, very old) ZWJ just rides off and leaves ZM because they can't be together due to their 'differences' (obviously this ZWJ hasn't seen 'Pride and Prejudice')
Most are so concernced about the relatively crappy ending, there are remedies to this dilemma, I assure thee.
A. Take ths ending to heart:
B. Try my ending:
Originally Posted by forgot password
Jilts ZM at the altar too and runs away into the sunset with Yang Xiao and Fan Yao.
Yes, many people don't like it, ZWJ seemed to show the most cruelty to
ZM in this version, to me, HSDS presented THE most satisfying resolution to the ZWJ/ZM relationship. One of the reasons why I like it so much.