|Wu Dang (2012)|
|Starring:||Vincent Zhao, Mini Yang, Xu Jiao, and Fan Siu-Wong.|
The film has a stylistic edge to it that certainly sets it apart. The fashion presented in the film is what one might expect from a steampunk-esque view of early industrial China. Vincent Zhao’s costume, along with the one worn by his onscreen daughter Xu Jiao, is pretty spectacular. A combination of classical Indiana Jones-style adventurer’s leather along with a very modern appreciation for that same material. If Indiana Jones were to be designed for a modern marketplace, with a designer who had never seen the original films, I believe his outfit would look something like this. Sure, these costumes do not properly reflect the era that this movie is set within, but they more than do their job in elevating the stylistic edge that the movie hopes to achieve.