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Nezha (2019)

Ne zha zhi mo tong jiang shi (original title)
The Primus extracts a Mixed Yuan Bead into a spirit bead and a demon bead. The spirit bead can be reincarnated in human to help King Zhou establish a new dynasty, the demon bead will create... See full summary »

Director:

Yu Yang (as Jiaozi)

Writers:

Yu Yang (as Jiaozi), Yunyun Wei (story)
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The Primus extracts a Mixed Yuan Bead into a spirit bead and a demon bead. The spirit bead can be reincarnated in human to help King Zhou establish a new dynasty, the demon bead will create a devil and harm human. Ne Zha is the one who should be spirit bead hero but he becomes a devil incarnate, because the spirit bead and the demon bead is switched.

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

26 July 2019 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (Dolby Surround)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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The story is based on an ancient Chinese novel named Fengshenyanyi or The Legend of Deification.This novel tells the stories of Chinese gods from thousands of years before. See more »

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It's Fun, Albeit Unspectacular
4 August 2019 | by kenthesweetSee all my reviews

I speak very little Chinese, but I saw this film with my girlfriend (native speaker) at the cinema. She helped me understand plot points and certain dialogue that I was struggling with. This film is a great step in the right direction for the Chinese 3D animation industry, but in no way is it worthy of a 10/10. This film falls drastically short of the high bar set by films like those from Pixar.

The good:

-The landscapes and effects are bright and beautiful

-The voice acting is solid

-Some of the humor works even despite the language barrier

The bad:

-Most of the characters look like they're from different movies. The juxtaposition between young/transformed Nezha, his parents, the bad guy and the villagers just feels off. This film would benefit from more consistent character design.

-Some of the jokes are based more on Chinese meme culture, and as all of us know in the west, using memes in films is lazy pandering and sure to age very poorly.

-There are some emotional cliches regarding sacrifice and character reactions to events in the film. These things have been done a million times before and they are not exceptional here at the least.

All in all, I thought the film was decent. It was fun and looked a lot better than most 3D animation in China. But oh man are people riding the hype train on this one! It's really not a perfect or even great movie, but it is a step in the right direction. Hopefully Chinese films in the future will build off of this and produce films that are worthy of being called true classics, Chinese or worldwide.


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