In seventh-century China, in the wake of a sea monster attack that has decimated the country’s navy, eager law enforcement hopeful Dee arrives at the Capital. He’s not there long before he learns there is a plot afoot to kidnap the beautiful courtesan Yin.
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Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea DragonDirected byTsui Hark
The over reliance on cgi effects erode the effectiveness of this Tsui Hark film (like much of modern Hong Kong/China action cinema) despite a strong tale and interesting script. This second entry in the 'Dee' series is a prequel that finds the detective on his first case and again mixes the mystery genre with the supernatural well. Casting and production values are strong but practical effects would have been better.