I actually only just watched this movie despite the link that I posted waay before😛 Kris Wu is looking veery adorable and Liu Yi Fei is as pretty as always😉 Anyways, this review is very biased because the book was like one of my fave books everr and the very first Chinese novel I ever read😉
Crystal Liu Yi Fei as Su Yun Jin
Kris Wu as Cheng Zheng
The movie is in POV of Su Yun Jin (Crystal Liu Yi Fei), so a lot of things from the college and high school days just come in chunks since she’s remembering things from before. Also, a lot of stuff is changed (drastically)…ok well this a movie so what did you all expect? At least Cheng Zheng (Kris Wu) is kept pretty much to character. I’m pretty disappointed in Su Yun Jin’s portrayal since I imagined her more quiet and more aggressive and I’m also pretty disappointed in their first meeting. I think Liu Yi Fei and Kris were good choices for the casting but their characters in general dramatically disappointed!
It’s almost as if the movie tries to scrape over their high school and college life like it totally doesn’t matter. AHHH! I was really looking forward to that since from the trailers it seemed like it would be more light hearted and happy.
The book focuses on their maturations as they begin to learn how to love but the movie is too short to even make anything happen. It was literally like watching two people on erratic moodswings. I mean it is understandable, since the movie was so short, but honestly, just focus on one thing if you don’t have enough time and don’t try to heap everything together!!!
I cannot believe Shen Ju An’s character either! He was so terrible I couldn’t even–he was no longer as understanding as before and instead just became a rival. Why a rival? Of all things..Shen Ju An is definitely not someone to be with someone for money or to keep going after Yun Jin because he won’t let go. That’s Cheng Zheng😛
Song Ming also changed dramatically from a very fit guy to a fatty who follows Meng Xue everywhere…yes that’s totally what I want to see in another character of all things. Does this have to be so cliche? And why do fat guys always get all the hate in Chinese films?
And what the heck was wrong with the ending?? I seem to have been mislead by the clips/trailers that they would meet in America again in the movie T_T Where is my happy ending for my dear Yun Jin and Cheng Zheng?
I really liked Mo Yu Hua and Zhou Zi Yi’s portrayal though. However, why didn’t they just take it out if this movie is mainly about Yun Jin and Cheng Zheng? That could have saved soo much screentime!! *sigh focusing on everything all at once made everything totally too fast to follow at all!!
Overall, this was a great romance, but things progressed too quickly for me to really follow with all the feelings and everything going on. Last words wrap up: I need to look for something else to heal my internal injuries lol. I will be waiting eagerly for “Don’t Be So Proud” aka “Proud of Love”.