Movie Date with Kap (34): Love O2O (China, 2016)

Can you believe our last movie date was in 2014?! This poor feature being forgotten and shoved in the last bunk of this ship. Let’s bring it back for our Saturday’s movie night! Feel free to drop movie suggestions through here or our twitter and if we can find quality sources, we’ll share it here. If you would like to review any movies, also let us know! It’s a one-time commitment to share your opinion!

Chinese Title: 微微一笑很倾城
Cast: Boran Jing, Angelababy, Johnny Yu Bai, Seven Tan, Janice Wu, Li Qian
Date Released: August 12th, 2016
Link To DL: 540p ZASK (Hardcoded Eng & Chi Subs) (Let me know if there’s problem!)
Synopsis from Wiki: Xiao Nai (Jing Boran) is a gaming expert who is also the most popular student on campus. One day, he comes across the campus goddess Bei Wei Wei (Angelababy) and it was love at first sight. However, it was not Wei Wei’s looks that he noticed, but her skills mastery of the online RPG game. Now, Xiao Nai must use his skills both in real life and online to capture Wei Wei’s heart. But does their love have the EXP to succeed, or will this relationship never level up?

Summary and Comments:

People marry in the game for many reasons relating to power ranking and weapons. One thing is for sure: if divorce court looks this pretty in real life, we are in trouble. Lol.

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Game characters Wu Xiang (Johnny Bai Yu) and Wei Wei (Angelababy) get a divorce. She’s as cool as a cucumber.

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Just like my brothers in real life. They sit side-by-side but talk curse at the monitors. HAHA.

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Wei Wei impressing the boy aka Cao Chang aka Wu Xiang from the Journalism Department, putting his twisted view to rest about her sugar daddy.

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Janice Wu and Seven Tan. CUTEEEEEE girlfriends system. You can’t go wrong.

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Li Qian‘s appearance as Xiao Nai’s supporter. Aww. Poor thing gets rejected.

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To enter a couples competition, Xiao Nai approaches the only female in the top 10 players and proposes marriage.

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Her internal reaction. Lol. “You are strength!”

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The glamorous wedding. *_________*

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My favorite moment! Giving The Red String of Fate life in a virtual world. It’s beautiful and magical, as is the scene.

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Xiao Nai makes petals fall for his lovely bride. Anyone wants to count them petals? LOL. (Inside joke.)

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Yes. We have a pony! Flying horse! Virtual wedding FTW!

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Very, very, jelly beans in the case of these two. I still don’t know how she moves her head with those buffalo wings on each side.

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Real life Wei Wei is smitten with her virtual hubby. Who isn’t?

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Getting married online and a dating proposal offline? Girl is busy.

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Unfortunately, her heart has a reel man already… She confesses her feelings, unaware that Xiao Nai is standing right behind her.

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*I wish I could dig a hole and hide in it*

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This type of scene never gets old. The friends mimicking Wei Wei’s confession. LOL!

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Jelly bean wife schemes to kick Wei Wei out of their faction. No need, she’s leaving ya’ll!

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With the onslaught of badmouthing his new wife, Xiao Nai challenges jelly bean ex-husband to a dual.

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Real world camaraderie. hehe.

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I wonder how ridiculous they felt posing like F4 in the computer center. =P

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Xiao Nai beats the crap out of jelly bean ex-husband.

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He then takes his wife to a beautiful, bewitching spot reserved only for the top five game players.

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Then he looks at her like this…. GAHHHHHHHHHH.

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Wei Wei is a done deal. Lol.

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They beat down couples after couples and in the finals round, Xiao Nai never shows up. Car of doom, anyone?

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Once they know of the what and when, they race towards the magical vortex!

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Xiao Nai apologizes for making her wait and asks to meet in real life.

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Cue make-over scene!

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Her glorifying hair…

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Xiao Nai looks adorable, waiting for her to recognize him on the other side of the bridge. Kiyak!!

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Confused, she doesn’t know why he’s approaching.

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The classic conversation. “What a coincidence.”

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Girls and their super short dresses! Like why?! He buys a bag of snacks and lets her use it to cover them chicken legs. Lol.

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Another favorite moment of mine. When the star player scouts the crowd to locate his lady. >.<”

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Ah, there she is….

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Afraid his staring will grill a hole in her forehead, she hides behind the snacks. heh.

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Too bad, he sees you!!

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OHHHHHH. He’s walking toward her sitting area!

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Wei Wei trying to look calm…. All eyes on the couple.

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LOL. Janice’s eyes never shift when Xiao Nai asks them to scoot over. XD

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Vacation time. She’s leaving first. I love their hugs. It feels wholesome and sweet.

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He makes her New Year’s night an unforgettable one. 😀

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Second favorite scene! When Xiao Nai and friends are fooled by the gaming company, he opts to brood alone on campus. Once she knows of the news, Wei Wei and friends hurry back to find him. What I love about this scene is the role-reversal. He’s always been her uplifter/supporter in the virtual world, ready to protect and comfort her. And now, she’s the sparkling bright spot in his real life. I cannot stop grinning.

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Touched by her gesture, Xiao Nai lets the boys exit the elevator first and pulls Wei Wei back for a release of passion. Lol. I was waiting for one kissing scene ya’ll! The drama has so many!

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All in all, I enjoyed the movie. I can’t compare it much to the drama (or the novel) cause I didn’t get very far because of work and uploading. I definitely really love the directing and virtual game scenery, was breath-taking and convincing of why many people would spend hours immersed in the virtual world. Boran was stiff in the beginning but gradually loosened up as Xiao Nai and I started to swoon in the latter 2/3 of the movie, especially when he looks at Wei Wei with a satisfied grin. Angelababy’s Wei Wei is likable and never over-the-top as a gamer.

– Story: ✪✪✪✪
– Chemistry: ✪✪✪✪½
– Acting: ✪✪✪✪
– Directing: ✪✪✪✪½
– Entertainment Value: ✪✪✪✪✪

Use this star symbol ✪✪✪✪✪. Half a star = ½

  1. 24 thoughts on “Movie Date with Kap (34): Love O2O (China, 2016)

    angelababy vs zheng shuang: i do like hard gamers like angela and it’s easier to relate to her outward passionate display of love for games, with zheng shuang, i didn’t feel it as much. angela has better styling too with clothes and hair, while the stylist made zs hair too stiff. lol

    boran vs yang yang: i think i too slowly liked boran’s version. he didn’t have 30 episodes to ooze into the character, less time to mess up. yang yang started out stiff too and the drama has way too many cheesy lines which he delivered them quite smoothly. lol!

    chemistry: i think the movie wins for me. the movie while only has one kissing scene, it was damn hot and sizzling and you can see wei wei’s reaction from nervous to full on im-liking-this. yang yang is the better kisser but his was more technique than emotions. and ya’ll know how i feel about zheng shuang’s dead fish face. lols

    friendship: a little sad we didn’t get to see the friends interact!! they have some hottest friends!

    • 24 thoughts on “Movie Date with Kap (34): Love O2O (China, 2016)

      I haven’t seen intense kissing scenes from Boran yet. He might be hiding his skills? Lol.

    • 24 thoughts on “Movie Date with Kap (34): Love O2O (China, 2016)

      I think ZS’s long locks in the drama were fake.

  2. 24 thoughts on “Movie Date with Kap (34): Love O2O (China, 2016)

    Drama wins hands down for me but the movie is also entertaining. Was surprise to see Jonny Bai Yu in movie and drama as same character, Wei Wei’s admirer. Rejected twice by both Wei Wei’s…..Poor guy!
    Boran and Yang Yang are good pals and both acting as Xia Nai…. I prefer Yang Yang even thru I like Boran personally more. I find him more manly and cooler.
    Thanks for the recap!!!

    • 24 thoughts on “Movie Date with Kap (34): Love O2O (China, 2016)

      Imagine during audition, who wanna be rejected by Wei Wei? Johnny: “Me! Might as well help the audience with my same face.” Lol. At least he got pretty and cute actresses as his girlfriends.

  3. 24 thoughts on “Movie Date with Kap (34): Love O2O (China, 2016)

    The movie was entertaining and I fangirled so much more over the two leads haha. Would rewatch the movie over the drama (I’d gladly stare at Yang Yang’s face all day but would not be able to sit through the cheesy lines in the drama again LOL)

    • 24 thoughts on “Movie Date with Kap (34): Love O2O (China, 2016)

      Then watching fan-made music videos is the best option! They have some talented fans out there! ;D

  4. 24 thoughts on “Movie Date with Kap (34): Love O2O (China, 2016)

    Watched this like five times since it aired. First, in front of my PC, then in front of my laptop with a friend while having a laid-back weekend in a cafe with free wifi, then with my kids who came visiting, then with another friend and just two weeks ago, had it on the tv while entertaining some friends. I like that there’s so much special effects in this movie and it has an easy and cheesy story line that one can easily catch even if you are busy entertaining/multi-tasking. It certainly helped that my hubby upgraded our home entertainment system a month ago. Now I have this huge monstrosity for a tv….100″ (or more? dunno, hubby bought it) UHD curved tv with some God-forsaken sound system. I think my hubby’s undergoing post-mid-life-post-retirement-syndrome! >__<

    • 24 thoughts on “Movie Date with Kap (34): Love O2O (China, 2016)

      I envy you Aryael!! Your husband spoils you!! Enjoy it!!

      • 24 thoughts on “Movie Date with Kap (34): Love O2O (China, 2016)

        No, Nino, he spoils himself! He’s a sports enthusiast and always gets the tv. I’m stuck to my old PC to watch my dramas! >_<

  5. 24 thoughts on “Movie Date with Kap (34): Love O2O (China, 2016)

    Now, hubby’s looking through some brochures for some camping holiday in the outback in late Nov when the weather’s warmer and near summer time. It’s not something I’m looking forward to since I have clean-toilet-no-insects-need-wifi-to-watch-drama syndrome! >_<

    • 24 thoughts on “Movie Date with Kap (34): Love O2O (China, 2016)

      I’m with you on the clean toilet, Aryael. My friends keep insisting a camping trip!

      100in curved TV. *inputs starry eyes.*

      • 24 thoughts on “Movie Date with Kap (34): Love O2O (China, 2016)

        He’s looking to rent a camper van. I soooo not looking forward to sharing a toilet that doesn’t flush properly and relies on chemical stuffs to ‘dissolve’ wastes. What if I need to do a BiiiiiIIIggg one??? What if I get diarrhea during the trip??? *horror*

        • 24 thoughts on “Movie Date with Kap (34): Love O2O (China, 2016)

          LOL! A big one. My brother lets one RIPPPPPPP every 2 days. XD

          I refuse to go camping! I like nature and all but once the sun is down, I need to go back!! hehe.

  6. 24 thoughts on “Movie Date with Kap (34): Love O2O (China, 2016)

    Thank you for this recap. I too preferred the movie ver. And wrote my piece on it on soompi
    Major plus was otp are comfortable with each other. Their hugs are heartwarming and that one kiss in the elevator was very good. Some variation from the novel whicb is a giveb since they obly hav 100 minutes. Some very sweetand memorable scenes. I like it was him walkin to her on their first date. I find Boran ver more relatable, friendlier and less back belly. Angelababy created a lively Weiwei who was outgoing and fun. As opposed to Zheng shuang who had vy little expression. The major flaw of the movie was not enough time so we din get as much bromance or sisterhood. I wished they would have told the story in a part 1 part 2 formula. So then we have 200 mins instead of 100.

    • 24 thoughts on “Movie Date with Kap (34): Love O2O (China, 2016)

      Was nodding along with all your points. Their close friendship showed really well through the scenes.

      Part 1 and Part 2 formula might drive me a little crazy. XD

      • 24 thoughts on “Movie Date with Kap (34): Love O2O (China, 2016)

        haha i was greedy for a lil bit more hence the part 1 and part 2 idea.
        Yes i read too that they are good friends and long time ago someone said Angelababy is Jing Bo rain’s type. But they are both happily paired now. He has NiNi now; that also from friends turned more.

  7. 24 thoughts on “Movie Date with Kap (34): Love O2O (China, 2016)

    Movie not enough time for the friends!! I love the friends!! Cant believe they briefly touched upon KOs romance.

    The transition in the drama is sometimes weird though. After a kiss with wei wei, xiao nai walks away like he just finished another job. But yes, Yang Yang is thr better kisser. <3

    Angelababy brought her natural charm into the role. I liked her more than Zheng Shuang, both are on the same acting level. Except one has school and one started out as a model. Lol.

  8. 24 thoughts on “Movie Date with Kap (34): Love O2O (China, 2016)

    The movie’s editing is a little bit choppy for me, but the graphics are a whole lot more impressive than the drama. The divorce island and marriage ceremony are so dreamy and beautiful! Baby’s looks fit Weiwei more, sexy, gorgeous and I love her hair 😀

    I’m more of a YY fan so… hehe. YY is the Xiaonai for me but he tends to overdo the cold expression? I realise Boran smiles more for his characters even though they are written as cold and aloof. I watched the movie version of Daomu and it was the same there – Xiaoge (Boran) actually had facial expressions, shocking lol.

    Like every one mentioned, the friends don’t have enough screen time! But oh, movie version KO was… ah haha ha…

    So! In conclusion, I wish it was Baby and YY as the OTP 😀

  9. 24 thoughts on “Movie Date with Kap (34): Love O2O (China, 2016)

    “Anyone wants to count them petals? LOL. (Inside joke.)”
    LOLS. Are you talking about Rookie Agent Rouge? *dead*

    Aniwhos, finally watched the movie version. Definitely like Angelababy’s version of Wei Wei more. Movie version was too short 🙁 wish they coulda made a drama version too.

    • 24 thoughts on “Movie Date with Kap (34): Love O2O (China, 2016)

      HAHAHAH. Yes, Rin. YES! I only need one person to get my corny joke! X)

  10. 24 thoughts on “Movie Date with Kap (34): Love O2O (China, 2016)

    I watched it yesterday. I was totally fangirling!!! The virtual wedding and game fighting scenes were ON POINT!!

    – Story: ✪✪✪ (I felt the main focus of the production crew was on the sets (game and RL), costumes, cinematography and the romance)
    – Chemistry: ✪✪✪½
    – Acting: ✪✪✪✪½
    – Directing: ✪✪✪✪½
    – Entertainment Value: ✪✪✪✪✪ (It was SUPER entertaining)

    All in all I score it 8.5 out of 10

    The virtual first meeting wasn’t really as good as the drama and book version. However the RL first meeting was slightly better. I also preferred Angelababy’s character of BWW – upbeat, energetic, and down to earth, but that didn’t stop people from appreciating her wit and intelligence.Zheng Shuang’s portrayal was also okay, but she was real calm, elegance, subtle playfulness, fragile and such. I think the book version is somewhere between.

    • 24 thoughts on “Movie Date with Kap (34): Love O2O (China, 2016)

      YAY! I love the virtual wedding so much. It’s so beautifully directed with a touch of magic for my inner unicorn. I want to marry in a game. hehe!

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