— by Bryan Grogan: “Jiang Ziya: Legend of Deification” is performing well at the box office, but its failings mean China’s wait for a Marvel-style cinematic universe goes on
Hopes for a cinematic universe based around the source material for China’s second highest grossing film ever, Ne Zha, seem to have sputtered out over the country’s ongoing week-long national holiday.

With the release of Jiang Ziya: Legend of Deification — the darker, less kid-friendly spiritual successor to Ne Zha — online critics and audiences have taken to the internet to voice their disappointment with the follow-up to China’s most-talked about film of 2019…

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