The spring of China movies was abandoned by the cinema?

During the Spring Festival, Hi, Mom, a masterpiece of dark horse, and Detective Chinatown 3, who have been waiting for a long time, kept searching all the way.

Comparatively speaking, Andy Lau, the heavenly king of exploring the universe in Tang Dynasty, is faced with the situation that the pre-sale of his new work Crowd is low and the film arrangement is insufficient.

Don’t, just sent to Shock Wave 2 tianwang liu missed again?

Perhaps, all these questions need to be returned to the turbulent crowd to find the answer.

There are spoilers in this article.

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The vast sea of people, most people are in their own life track step by step, living a repetitive life that can be seen at a glance.

But Chen Xiaomeng is different because he chose to end his life today.

As an extra actor, 32-year-old Chen Xiaomeng still lives a hard life with no hope of becoming famous. She owes money for eating, smoking, drinking and renting a house, and is severely abandoned by her ex-girlfriend.

After burning the old photo and ID card, he put his head into the hanging rope prepared in the morning.

However, at this time, the mobile phone suddenly rang, and he immediately shook his shaky desire for death, and the rope seemed to be broken.

At this time, Chen Xiaomeng found a bathing center experience coupon in a garbage dump-like home, and he decided to enjoy it again before he died.

It’s just that Chen Xiaomeng didn’t expect that an opportunity to "restart life" came to the fore.

Because the hand slipped, the soap that Chen Xiaomeng dropped caused another customer to fall to the ground. It happened that the other customer’s key fell to the ground and was discovered by Chen Xiaomeng.

As early as before entering the bathroom, Chen Xiaomeng found that the other party was wearing famous brands and watches, so he made a bold move-exchanged the locker keys of the two.

What surprised the furtive Chen Xiaomeng even more was that this key also brought him luxury cars, luxury houses and endless money, which simply opened the door to a new world.

However, Chen Xiaomeng, who is worried about being a coward, secretly came to the hospital to "visit" the owner of the key-Zhou Quan, only to find that the other party actually lost his memory.

Since then, a small group of people who attempted suicide have successfully stayed in a luxury house for free, and the rich who have slipped and lost their memory live in low-rent housing, but they can’t remember who they really are.

However, with the arrival of a work phone call, Chen Xiaomeng found himself making a big mistake.

Because, the job content received by Zhou Quan is: kill Zeng Jiurong, the fox who seduced his man, for the catering tycoon Hui Jie.

This means that in order to continue to live as a comprehensive person, Chen Xiaomeng must boldly open a completely different life.

At the same time, the fake Chen Xiaomeng, who is slowly looking for herself, is also undergoing a test.

Out of obsessive-compulsive instinct and work habit of being good at analysis and planning, Zhou Quan, who has amnesia, began to record and analyze Chen Xiaomeng’s personality characteristics and life rules with a notebook.

He not only made the low-rent house which was originally a garbage dump neat and comfortable, but also carefully read all the acting books in Chen Xiaomeng’s family and became a professional actor in the future.

Moreover, in this period of life, he met an unexpected love.

It’s a pity that nature has tricked people. Just when the fake Chen Xiaomeng was ready to take another step towards his lover, he regained his memory.

Confronting the thief Chen Xiaomeng and solving the mess left by the other party, we still have to find ways to keep our sincere love and remember who we are, and we still face a series of problems to be solved.

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In the plot setting, Crowd of People is more like a luxurious version of the film and television "deformation meter", and even the film propaganda also focuses on the slogan of "changing the living method, turning the cow into Kun".

The eye of the story lies in the exchange of two men in life-Andy Lau, who plays the killer, and Shawn, who plays the group role of Chen Xiaomeng.

Andy Lau, who has participated in many classic works, has completely interpreted two different identities, from her caution and contrast after her amnesia to her decision of war and her tender feelings after her memory was restored, and is worthy of being the best actor.

In recent years, Shawn, his opposite, has captured a large number of fans with her good reputation in Sheep Without A Shepherd, and also proved her good acting skills.

The most interesting thing is that after a thorough memory recovery, the middleman, who is a killer, is thorough and ready to use Chen Xiaomeng’s suspended animation to solve the mess left by the other party. The two of them started a rehearsal about death.

At first, Chen Xiaomeng, who played the deceased, played many plays and died slowly. After being rejected, he died too simply. Zhou Quan had to personally demonstrate the whole process from surprise and fear to unconsciousness, convulsions and death, so that Chen Xiaomeng could study hard.

This means that Andy Lau needs to provide a death performance that can convince the audience, and Shawn needs to perform three different death performances.

The finished product proves that in the process of frequent laughter, both of them have contributed seemingly basic but distinct performances.

In addition to the two men who have achieved each other, there are two important women in Crowd.

One is Li Xiang, a self-media person played by Wan Qian.

As a professional woman, she works vigorously, and as a single mother, she also has her own vigilance and kindness and sincerity.

At first glance, her love with Zhou Quan was abrupt, but actually it was logical, which enriched Andy Lau’s consideration.

Another eye-catching woman is Sister Hui played by Huang Xiaolei.

Speak authentic Sichuanese, she fought ferociously in front of the younger brother for a while, and then she became a bitter girl who was cheated by love rat and love rat. Her performance was relaxed and her sadness and joy were just right. She was an indispensable villain in the whole film and an important comedy output.

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In fact, The Crowd is adapted from the Japanese film The Method of Stealing Keys. Before that, South Korea also remake Lucky Keys, and the douban scores of both of them are not low.

Therefore, when this script came to China, more questions were: Why did it have to be remake again?

Just like The Perfect Stranger and The Invisible Guest, the story of the exchange of life between a small group performance and a killer has been put on the screen again and again, mainly because the script is solid and far-reaching.

No matter what the Japanese, Korean and Chinese versions of the killer are called, he always keeps a good habit of self-discipline, neatness and organization in different situations, so he has changed the life of group performances.

And the group performance that did something wrong with a single thought is always kind in the process of unlocking different life experiences, and eventually becomes the protagonist of his own life.

Two characters collide frequently, just to prove to the public that habit changes life and kindness saves it.

Under the theme of such a high-value output, the real problem that we have to face when we come to China is how to realize localization and adaptation.

With the help of his experience in dealing with the crime comedy Nobody, director Rao Xiaozhi obviously provided a useful attempt-just leaving the framework and recreating the plot.

Therefore, compared with the Korean version, which pays more attention to love than plot, the China version pays more attention to shaping the protagonist image.

Compared with the Japanese version, which strengthened the plot and the abrupt turning point of the emotional line, the China version laid a complete emotional development vein for Zhou Quan and Li Xiang.

Although faced with questions such as the lack of preparation for the self-transformation of the two men, the suspension of love drama and the lack of grounding gas in the comedy of little people, at least this story from Japan has been trying to adapt to the soil of China.

What moved the fans even more was that they traveled all over the studios and paid tribute to the famous scenes in Andy Lau’s works again and again, and invited The Wandering Earth director Frant Gwo to say, "Thank you for your contribution to China’s films."

Just like Andy Lau and Shawn who made guest appearances in Detective Chinatown 3, actors Lei Jiayin and Guo Jingfei who appeared in Crowd, directors Lu Yang (A Writer’s Odyssey) and Frant Gwo (The Wandering Earth) are all conveying one thing: behind the war-torn Spring Festival at the box office, there are always a group of creators who love movies. No matter whether it is remake or originality, everyone is looking forward to the next spring of Chinese movies.

The picture in this article comes from the Internet.

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