|IMDB Rating:||4.6/10||Released Date:||30 Sep 2015|
Summery: In 1979, giants fossils belonging to unknown creatures are found in the mountains near Mongolian border, along with the perfectly preserved remains of a human form thousands of years ago. An government-funded excavation endeavor is initiated, led by Professor Yang. Among the workers is Hu Bayi, a young soldier who in love with the Professor's beautiful daughter Ping. When a freak explosion collapses the excavated tunnels, the Professor asks for volunteers to venture with him and his daughter in the mountain and find a new passageway. Hu and a few others step forward, and soon the small group is trekking through the mountain's treacherous bowels. After the group is decimated by strange, lethal bats, the survivors fall into a precipice, only to wake up at the bottom, miraculously alive. And while looking for a way out, they discover a mysterious cyclopean temple which - as it soon becomes apparent - the Professor had been actively looking for.
Powered by strong set pieces and an engaging sense of mystery and wonder, though dragged down by often bland characters and staggered, protracted bouts of exposition, Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe is on the whole an enjoyable and technically accomplished blockbuster, proving that Lu Chuan’s talents expand beyond the arthouse.