||The ideal audience for "Curse of the Golden Flower" would be fans of soap opera, grand opera, space opera -- as in "Star Wars'' -- and Cecil B. De Mille extravaganzas. This pseudo-historical drama about a 10th century Chinese dynasty right out of "Dynasty" is way over the top...Its overabundance is more blessing than curse, however, provided you can suspend disbelief over a campy plot and focus on one lush, eye-popping scene after another...The actors are lavishly costumed as well, particularly during wartime. One army covered in golden armor attacks another of black-clothed Darth Vader wannabes armed with spears and arrows, which they set in motion with the precision of a champion baton team...Everything else comes from the vivid imaginations of writers Wu Nan and Bian Zhihong, both barely over 30. I'd bet the palace they grew up on the "Star Wars" saga.