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Ne Zha (2019)

Nezha zhi motong jiangshi (original title)
Born with unique powers, a boy is recruited to fight demons and save the community that fears him.

Director:

Yu Yang (as Jiaozi)

Writers:

Yu Yang (as Jiaozi), Yunyun Wei (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yanting Lü Yanting Lü ... Ertong Nezha (voice)
Joseph Joseph ... Shaonian Nezha (voice) (as Jiongsensefu)
Mo Han Mo Han ... Aobing (voice)
Hao Chen Hao Chen ... Lijing (voice)
Qi Lü Qi Lü ... Yinfuren (voice)
Jiaming Zhang Jiaming Zhang ... Taiyi zhenren (voice)
Wei Yang Wei Yang ... Shengongbao (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuxiang He Yuxiang He ... (voice)
Junpeng Ren Junpeng Ren ... (voice)
Xinglinr Xinglinr ... (voice)
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Storyline

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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I am the destiny (Australia/New Zealand/UK/Ireland) See more »


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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

26 July 2019 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Nezha See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,015,755, 1 September 2019

Gross USA:

$3,307,561

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$663,428,297
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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (Dolby Surround 5.1)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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The story can be recognized as a rewritten tale based on the 16th-century Chinese novel "Investiture of the Gods" (Fengshen yanyi). This novel tells the stories of Chinese gods from thousands of years before. The novel itself is based on Chinese folk legends. See more »

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Version of I am NeZha (2016) See more »

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A New Era for Chinese Animation
17 August 2019 | by nick-caddySee all my reviews

I did not originally want to watch this film as I do not like the story it is based on but I am glad I did.

I am a huge fan of myths and legends of different countries and cultures and I liked the old Chinese animations. 4 years ago, they made a Monkey King animation which I loved and finding out that that team helped on the Nezha movie was one of the reasons why I chose to watch it.

The core concept is about fighting fate and against how others see you. Another point I loved about it is as it is a Chinese movie it is told from a Chinese perspective and from Chinese culture. This is great way for people to learn more Chinese people and culture. The down side is it is different to movies that we are used to and a lot will not be understood if we are not Chinese or know much about Chinese mythology. Also some of the jokes reference Stephen Chow's work.

The English title "I am the destiny" makes sense to Chinese viewers, it is meant to be artistic with deep meanings (I spent a day discussing the title with my wife who is Chinese, she was explaining why she understood this title while it would not have been her first choice). Think of it as "I make my own fate" or if they just chose "Nezha: Fate"

The animation is amazing, the difference between the characters (humans, animals, clouds) and the scenery is marvellous. I wished to look at more of the buildings but that's just me being weird.

The music is great. Very exciting and also a lot using traditional Chinese instruments (one part is a tribute to the Terminator movies with traditional Chinese instruments) also the credits music is a great song they made for the moive with a lot of great lyrics (in Chinese)

The action scenes are beautifully made and flow very well. Also the pacing of the movie is perfect, at no point did I feel they dragged a joke or a scene on for too long.

The story is a retelling so some people may be annoyed that it deviating from the original but Disney does it all the time so leave them alone. The story is interesting and the changes makes it more relatable.

There are some bugs with the animation but they almost didn't finish in time for the summer holidays so I'm willing to overlook that.

What's more is the director's backstory. He studied medicine in University. His animation background, all self taught. Made a 3d animation by himself and won a lot of awards. The company he works for now collected a lot of animation companies together to make this movie. They risked a lot but this movie is the director's dream which he had been thinking about for years.

This can be seen in his attention to details. One of the charecters has a different accent because of where this character is from. And the director spent a lot of time to find the perfect voice actors for his characters (which I find to be a major failing of the Chinese animation industry in general, some beautiful animations ruined by frustratingly annoying voice actors)

Background information you should know. The old guy is the most powerful in heaven. In China, a master takes disciples for training. He is like a parent, teacher and master at the same time. Choosing a master or a disciple is not entered into lightly. At that time, monster attacks are common and many people have lost family to them. Might need to find a Chinese friend to help explain other points you may find confusing

I've seen it 7 times and I advice you to watch it on IMAX, looks better.

I hope they get a good subtitles team, a lot of jokes will be hard to translate. I also hope that they don't dub it. The dubbed version of "Hero is Back" the Monkey King animation was terrible and ruined it Also hope that they will release it in China with the English subtitles so that I have an excuse to watch it again


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