The Ghost Bride

The Ghost Bride was Short and interesting..

Set in 1890, a young woman was forced to marry a dead man as a ghost bride in exchange to have her family’s financial debt being forgiven. Her attempt to escape the obligation was complicated by her discovery of a conspiracy that was much bigger and more mysterious than she ever thought she would be in.

I think the true villain was the mother who spoiled Tian Ching so rotten that she had to nourish his selfishness even after death. This bad momma trapped Li Lan and her poor family, so why does she get off scot-free? Even her speaking with Li Lan’s dad after the jig is up and everyone knows what’s going on—she was totally unsympathetic and unempathetic toward his plea to make it all stop and give his daughter back. Why she would cause another parent to go through the same loss that she went through is beyond me, but it is incredibly greedy. In the end, she played the victim card and almost made it seem like she was addicted to making her son happy and needed to quit feeding the beast.

All in all, if you’re looking for a high-budget period piece (with a bizarrely modern soundtrack) heavy on mythology and light on romance.