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Sunday, February 14, 2016

【Movie|电影】The Mermaid|《美人魚》

February 14, 2016, Sunday
A movie that my mom insists to watch because she saw it has broke numerous box office records since the beginning of the day and now became the highest grossing film in China.
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因爲才上映幾天的破億票房記錄,讓我媽媽很想看這部電影。所以在年初二晚上我就自個兒到現場買票,只是沒有想到它的口碑真的那麽好,七點到九點的票都已經賣完了,無緣下我惟有回家上網買了來臨的星期日年初七和情人節的戲票。

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Mainly environmentalism story here. As a group of merpeople almost lost their species due to some businessmen tended to do a sea reclamation project near to their home, the Green Gulf. So they started came out an idea to kill the businessmen to stop everything. Unfortunately the person they sent to kill him has fall in love with him. End of the story is businessmen willing to give up the business and setting up a scholarship for research into environmental protection.

After wait for two years, finally another movie from Stephen Chow, compare to those previous one, I'm more recommended this due to the story line. Indeed not people aware of it nowadays, all those pollution they have done, they might stay alive long enough to see how bad the consequences are, so don't really care, but it does matter to our next, next, next generations in the future.
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周星馳電影系列内真的少有看到的愛護大自然題材,現在環境的變遷,金錢的利益,大自然和金錢的誘惑相比,相信多數人都是傾向于金錢。喜歡引用我三姐的一句話“你是不是希望以後你的孩子,你的孫子和垃圾一起睡?”

以愛護大自然為題材的故事開始于美人魚一族,因爲受到聲浪的影響而嚴重受傷。所謂聲浪就是企業大商家爲了即將展開填海的海灣而發射出來的聲浪。所以美人魚族開始設計想殺死這位商人,他們密謀派了一位美人魚接近商人,而故事總是老更的讓他們倆愛上。故事的結局依然美滿,商人將他的產業投資到大學獎學金,讓學生們對環境生態保護進行研究。

星爺隔別兩年的電影,不負所望的搞笑而驚喜的還帶出一線教育性的電影,雖然不像是傳統的賀嵗片,但似乎他要的,都已經做到了,難怪它會穩坐榜首。


Country: China, Hong Kong
Language: Mandarin, Cantonese
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Running Time: 94 minutes (1 hour 34 minutes)
Directed by: Stephen Chow 周星馳

Playboy business tycoon Liu Xuan (刘轩, played by Deng Chao) purchases the Green Gulf, a wildlife reserve, for a sea reclamation project, and uses sonar technology to get rid of the sea life in the area. Unknown to him, the Green Gulf is the home of merpeople, and the sonar has caused many of them to die or get sick. The few survivors live in an abandoned shipwreck in the gulf, and want to assassinate Xuan for his deeds. The merfolk send Shan (珊, played by Lin Yun), a beautiful mermaid who's trained to walk on her fins and hide among humans, in a "honeytrap" plot against Xuan. On the night of Xuan's party celebrating his success, Shan, pretending to be a dancer, gives her telephone number to Xuan.

Xuan, believing that Shan is a prostitute, calls her number in order to make his business partner jealous. Shan goes to Xuan and tries to kill him but her attempts keep backfiring. In the end, Xuan decides to send Shan back home, and along the way Shan takes him to a funfair that she works at. While there, Shan tries to show Xuan there are more important things than money, and Xuan is impressed with Shan's simple, funny antics. They spend the day together and develop feelings for each other. When Xuan finally takes Shan home, Shan quickly sends Xuan away before her people can kill him. The next day, Xuan takes Shan for another date and proposes, but Shan rejects him.

That night, Xuan goes to Shan's house to talk to her, and discovers the truth that she and her family are merpeople. Against Shan's wishes, the others capture Xuan and tell him how he's killing them with his development project. Xuan is about to be killed when Shan helps him escape. Xuan returns home and, after the shock has worn off, decides to investigate the effects of his project. He turns off the sonar but mistakenly tells his business partner that Shan is a mermaid and where the other merpeople live. The merpeople are attacked, and many of them are killed. Xuan arrives in time to save Shan before she's killed, and sends her back into the ocean so she can escape.

Three years later, a student arrives at Xuan's home to thank him for setting up a scholarship for research into environmental protection. The student asks Xuan whether merpeople are real and the story that he fell in love with a mermaid is true, but Xuan denies it. Xuan then introduces the student to his wife "Lucy", who is actually Shan.

劉軒的地產計畫涉及填海工程,威脅靠海為生的居民。背負美人魚家族秘密的珊珊被派遣前往阻止。二人在交手過程中互生情愫,劉軒最終因愛上珊珊而停止填海工作,但他的合夥人及情人若蘭嫉妒劉軒與珊珊相愛,誓要滅殺人鱼族。而劉軒為救珊珊及人魚族,不惜與若蘭為敵。

Sources from Wikipedia and 維基百科

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20 comments:

  1. 这是我大爱的电影作品之一,我看了两次。哈哈

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    1. 這哈哈哈,怎麼愛他?它太長啦,不然我也是會看兩次的,呵呵!

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  2. Oh? This is not the same as The Mermaid that I saw when I was young, starring Ivy Ling Po & Li Ching...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZCLO_POdng

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    1. Hahaha, this is 2016 version, very different...but when you're young?? Means even years before I born, hmmm...interesting.

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  3. I did not watch this, but I heard it is the best amongst all other CNY movies woh.. still the Stephen Chow's 無厘頭 style but then it brings out a very meaningful message behind.. at least there's a message and not all about disgusting jokes on gambling hor?? hehe~~

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    1. Yea, sort of...the rest I better not comment much, we know the cruel truth can't really said it loud much.

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  4. 这是一部让我对周星驰改观的电影。

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    1. 也許年紀大了,看法也不一樣,所以題材也不一樣了

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  5. I heard that this movie ia a box office hit but I have not watched it. Good to see your mother and you enjoyed the movie with its save the environment message.

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    1. Yea, and actually are those we are doing daily.

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  6. I saw this movie is one of the recommended movies during CNY time.. Got Huat the Fish, Ola Bola, this mermaid one and a few more..

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    1. Now recommend the other one to you "A kid from Big Apple" that's really good.

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  7. 新年期间想和家人去看《美人鱼》都爆满啊~~结果我在上个星期才有时间看第一部新年电影,《美人鱼》真的没让我失望也选对了电影,如果有周星驰就更好了!:D

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  8. Wanted to watch during CNY ..but didn't materialised. Will wait for DVD.

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