Dark trailer for Edge of Innocence with Huang Zi Tao

Now called Edge of Innocence, film adaptation of mystery novel Summer, The Portrait of a 19 Year Old (夏天十九岁的肖像), written by Shimada Soji drops its first trailer featuring Huang Zi Tao, Yang Cai Yu, Du Tian Hao, and Li Meng. The released stills so far look bright and sweet, but who would’ve thought the trailer is everything but those adjectives. Dark raining night with knives and splattering blood? That can’t be good! Our male lead is a basketball star and through an injury, he’s forced to stay at a hospital. During his recuperation, he takes interest in a family across the window and witnesses a crime involving the beautiful daughter of the said family.

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Press Conference:

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They look so happy and all. xD Huang Zi Tao, Yang Cai Yu, Li Meng, and Du Tian Hao.

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Trailer:

Edge of Innocence premieres on July 8th.

Via: 01

  1. 22 thoughts on “Dark trailer for Edge of Innocence with Huang Zi Tao

    Why is no one commenting here? I think it looks very interesting, something that’s different from usual chinese entertainment. Also tao’s performance in the trailer really impressed me considering he’s an idol turned actor.

    • 22 thoughts on “Dark trailer for Edge of Innocence with Huang Zi Tao

      Considering this is his first big gig, I’m impressed at how expressive he is in the trailer.

      Have never watched him in anything before so that’s my only observation. 🙂

  2. 22 thoughts on “Dark trailer for Edge of Innocence with Huang Zi Tao

    The trailer gave me chills! Not your usual summer movie but it can be interesting to watch 🙂

  3. 22 thoughts on “Dark trailer for Edge of Innocence with Huang Zi Tao

    I’m sorry but I’m sick of Huang Zi Tao’s crying face, whether it’s real or acting. D:

  4. 22 thoughts on “Dark trailer for Edge of Innocence with Huang Zi Tao

    Are people serious with praising his acting in the trailer? I can’t be the only one who notices how bad he is at delivering lines and in looking genuinely sad.

    Here’s to hoping he’s decent in the actual movie because in this trailer he’s pretty bad. Typical idol “look at me i’m dramatically crying” acting. The girl is OK but not that great either. Are they both rookie actors?

    • 22 thoughts on “Dark trailer for Edge of Innocence with Huang Zi Tao

      There is a bunch of veteran idol actors who can’t cry or show powerful emotions in every work they do and people think they are decent actors.

      Yi Feng, Elvis Han, William Chan, Yang Zi, Li Ying, Viann Zhang,Ma Ke, and the list can keep going on.

      • 22 thoughts on “Dark trailer for Edge of Innocence with Huang Zi Tao

        The other guy is so cute! What has he been in?

      • 22 thoughts on “Dark trailer for Edge of Innocence with Huang Zi Tao

        IMO, yang Zi and Li Ying can cry their hearts out, both did well in battle of changsha and boss and me, respectively. It depends on what the scenes call for as well. Silent, quiet crying no need for all the hubaloo screaming is just as good.

        And why do we need to validate our opinion anyway? What kind of questions is: are you guys seriously praising his acting? Well, we dont operate under the same brain so different opinion? Those kids are newbies, one search can tell you all that, and it has been mentioned before in this blog.

        • 22 thoughts on “Dark trailer for Edge of Innocence with Huang Zi Tao

          Spare me. I’ve read your comments and I know you tend to question people’s opinions too.

          I questioned the opinions of some people here because I find this blog is usually honest with their criticism (and right too) but it seems this blog makes an exception for Huang Zitao. Do people give him a pass because he’s not handsome?

        • 22 thoughts on “Dark trailer for Edge of Innocence with Huang Zi Tao

          @Esquire, Nope. I don’t. I disagree with people’s opinion. But I don’t question or put down their taste, like what you’re doing above, basically calling everyone who thinks he did mild good as having questionable taste/ low standards.

          You can disagree, but don’t question their judgement/opinion because it is *SUBJECTIVE*.

          And if I’m correct, Kap has only made one statement about Huang Zi Tao so far about his acting, which is when one of the fans above asked. The opinions from other commentators are mixed at the moment. Which is normal for a blog to have.

          I don’t give anyone a pass because of their looks. There are many pretty people who can’t act, like William Chen, Angelababy (love them all personally but shakes head at their acting) I call out my favorites all the time. If Zhao Li Ying can’t sing, I say it as it is. Which she can’t. Lol.

      • 22 thoughts on “Dark trailer for Edge of Innocence with Huang Zi Tao

        WHO thinks Li Yi Feng or William Chan are decent actors except their fans? They’re universally panned for being horrible. Li Yi Feng can show strong emotions, just out of place ones and sometimes he tends to overact like William Chan. Huang Zitao reminds me of those two.

        • 22 thoughts on “Dark trailer for Edge of Innocence with Huang Zi Tao

          I’m surprised you’ve managed to gauge so much about his acting from this trailer alone, or is that preconception clouding your judgement?
          I mean, let’s not be so transparent. Haha!

      • 22 thoughts on “Dark trailer for Edge of Innocence with Huang Zi Tao

        Have you seen ZLY’s work? She is really good at portraying her emotions, especially crying scenes! In ShanShan, in one of the particular scene where she saw FengTeng and LiShu kissed, she really delivered her lines and emotions well, I cried just from watching the trailer when I saw that scene..
        In HQG, the scene when Tang Bao died and when she was fighting with Bai Zihua at the ending, her crying, it was really good, I ended up sobbing madly. If that is not good delivery of emotions and ‘crying well enough’, I don’t know what is..

    • 22 thoughts on “Dark trailer for Edge of Innocence with Huang Zi Tao

      Huang Zitao is an idol who focus more on music, not originally an actor, never took acting lessons, this movie is his first big screen. In the movie he did the action scenes by himself, director, producer, the original author praised him for his acting, hard work and taking his work seriously
      I hope you watch the full movie then give your opinion again 🙂
      To everyone I suggest to watch this video a kind of interview with them and has some other scenes and parts while filming, he was prased there too 🙂
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4GU8VGqNmA

    • 22 thoughts on “Dark trailer for Edge of Innocence with Huang Zi Tao

      Are you kidding me? He did better than other idol turned actors, I think he did a very good job. The emotions came across well for me when he was shouting and his ending tear fit in well with the rhythm of the trailer

    • 22 thoughts on “Dark trailer for Edge of Innocence with Huang Zi Tao

      Also he is good looking so there’s no “giving him a pass because he’s not handsome” thing going on here, be careful you sound like you hold a grudge against him. I think I already know why you’re so worked up, any chance you like wu yifan or luhan? LOL

      • 22 thoughts on “Dark trailer for Edge of Innocence with Huang Zi Tao

        Sigh. His striking features and feline eyes have had me fascinated and anticipating for the longest time to see his face on celluloid and it’s finally happening.
        But even I couldn’t give him a pass if his acting isn’t up to the mark. His performance in the trailer thus far seems impressive enough, hoping it translates to the film, too.

  5. 22 thoughts on “Dark trailer for Edge of Innocence with Huang Zi Tao

    OK, my comment will be superficial, but I find Yang Cai You exceptionally beautiful, and her thick eyebrows are a distinctive feature. Does anyone else also think she looks like the young Brigitte Lin?

    • 22 thoughts on “Dark trailer for Edge of Innocence with Huang Zi Tao

      *raises hand* She does. She has that classic look about her. Reminds me of the Taiwanese actresses from the 70s.

    • 22 thoughts on “Dark trailer for Edge of Innocence with Huang Zi Tao

      Yes, Bridgitte Lin! I actually agree. Not the face shape but something about the overall features, strikingly beautiful.

  6. 22 thoughts on “Dark trailer for Edge of Innocence with Huang Zi Tao

    This movie looks interesting! I will add it to my watchlist.

  7. 22 thoughts on “Dark trailer for Edge of Innocence with Huang Zi Tao

    The emotions in the trailer are soooooo overwhelming. I think Ztao did great, hoping it’ll continue through out the entire movie. JIAYOU! ??

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