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Wine.Luxe Magazine
Nov 3, 2017

一代巨星出戰狼The generation of Wolf Warrior

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動作巨星的成長都有一定的軌跡,像甄子丹浮沉于八十年代,直至1992年在「黃飛鴻之男兒當自強」做李連杰的對手才令他的名字讓觀眾記住;吳京出道于九十年代,一直半紅不黑,直至在2005年的「殺破狼」得到一個反派角色,在冷巷與甄子丹一場盤腸血戰,加上他金髮白衣的造型成功出位,奠定他的巨星地位!

 

 

All action movie stars have their long and uneasy journey to become famous, for instance, Donnie Yen was an unknown actor in 1980s, until he rose to fame when playing the rival of Jet Li in “ Once Upon a Time in China II” in 1992; Wu Jing entered the movie industry in 1990s but he was not widely noticed by the audience. Until he played an antagonist in “SPL: Sha Po Lang” in 2005, there was a scene mentioned he fought with Donnie Yen fiercely at a cold alley. His memorable image of blond hair and white shirt at the movie establishes his celebrity status!

 

吳京的新片「戰狼II」以愛國掛帥,票房大捷,全片精心計算如何激起國人的愛國之心,當中亦有揭露中國經濟起飛過程中的眾生相,包括地產霸權壓迫平民百姓,中國商人混水摸魚及一朝得志語無倫次的醜陋百態!影片背景設定非洲某國內戰,叛軍與政府軍交戰殘殺手無寸鐵平民百姓傷及中國僑民,主角冷鋒被逼出手救傷扶危本來合情合理,但看他以一人之力對抗整個軍隊、機槍、大炮、坦克車,令人看得疲勞,所謂愛國情操只當是商品來硬銷罷了!

 

The recent hit movie of Wu, “Wolf Warrior 2” hits the box office excellently. The whole movie is meticulously calculated how to evoke the Patriotism of the national people, as well as revealing the multi faces of the economic booming process in China, including how the real estate monopoly oppresses the residents, the Chinese business people took advantages from a confused situation and their ugly side of being successful! The movie background was set in a civil war in an African country, where the joint army force of rebel army and national army kill so many innocent citizens and Chinese immigrants, the plot was supposed to make sense when the main protagonist Leng Feng fights for the innocent people. However, when I saw Leng Feng fought against the whole army, machine guns, cannons, tanks on his own, which is extremely exhausted to watch. The so called “Patriotism” is just a hard selling method for the product!

 

 

反觀他的上一部作品「戰狼 l 」的格局雖然比較少,但多了人情味,包括男女主角的微妙感情和軍人之間的互相扶持,動作戲多了戰術運用和團隊合作,雖然未算完美,起碼令人看得舒服多了!兩套電影都有中國白酒茅台出現,借豪飲白酒來展現軍人豪邁氣概,痛快淋漓,算是酒中有戲了!

 

In contrary, Wu’s previous collection “Wolf Warrior”, has more touching scenes, including the delicate love between the main male and female characters, and the mutual support between army. The action scenes involves more tactics and team-work. Although the movie is not perfect, at least it makes the audience feel more comfortable to watch! Both movies embody the Chinese Baiju scene- Maotai, and reflects the heroic spirits of the soldiers.

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