Posted on Sunday, July 24th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
I’m not going to pretend to be an expert in Chinese literature, but I will be the guy who just watched the League of Gods trailer and knows what admirable insanity looks like. Because I spent about ten minutes Googling it, I can tell you that this movie is based on Fengshen Bang (otherwise known as Investiture of the Gods, Apotheosis of Heroes, and a variety of other titles), a 16th century Chinese novel written by Xu Zhonglin that combines aspects of actual Chinese history with mythology and fantasy to tell a story that sounds like a gigantic comic book crossover event. Except that it was, you know, written centuries before superheroes were a thing.
Anyway, let’s just watch this wacky trailer.