It has been a full month since the end of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, and the victory of Argentina and Messi has fulfilled the expectations of many fans for many years, while at the same time intertwined with the news of the East Window incident of corruption in Chinese football, one joy and one sadness, one laugh and one cry, can not be described as a mirror.
Coinciding with the upcoming Chinese Spring Festival, and the films of the Spring Festival schedule have indispensably become the focus of attention during the Spring Festival every year, especially last year affected by the epidemic, the film market sluggish year urgently needs to start the Spring Festival movies to boost confidence, especially with the blessing of blockbusters such as "The Wandering Earth 2", "Manjiang Red" and "Nameless", the box office is very likely to surpass last year, making a good start for the revival of the film market throughout the year.
It is said that reality is more exciting than the movie, even more absurd, more bizarre, and extremely scary to think about, recall that if the two-and-a-half-year journey of the Chinese men's football world preliminary round is regarded as a big movie, then this long movie is like many domestic films criticized or complained about by fans and the media, it is a "story outside the movie" far more "wonderful" than the movie itself, it is a film that discusses off-site, interacts and discusses the content presented >by the film story itself.
Remember the famous screenwriter Reed said: Chinese movies and Chinese football are a level, think about it is terrifying! And the men's football team's trip to the World Cup is not a movie! This two-and-a-half-year journey is like a two-and-a-half-hour movie, full of dramatic scenes, unexpected plots, overlapping suspense, hidden foreshadowing, the presentation of cause and effect, the ups and downs of the fate of the characters, the tragic ending, and the many reflections it brings.
The big movie of the men's football team in the 2022 World Preliminary Round, co-directed by 3 directors, is like "Changjin Lake", but unfortunately the box office and word of mouth are far apart, even if there are also foreign actors joining in.
The movie kicks off with the men's football team participating in the Asian Top 40 Tournament, and the 8 matches to be played in the Top 40 tournament are like the first 8 scenes of the movie, which together constitute the first act of the movie. The opening men's football team of the film after a wonderful start to two big wins, followed by a series of draws, a sudden plot, a sharp turn, and the resignation of foreign director Lippi angrily, which is stunning, but this leads to the emergence of the "motivational event" mentioned in the theory and law of film play to attract the audience in the first 10-15 minutes, at which time the characters have to make choices and implement actions.
Therefore, as the film producer's football association quickly carried out the selection of the coach, Li Tie as a firefighting coach was quickly finalized, becoming the second director of the men's football world preliminary film, and at this time the plot is also in accordance with the law of the ups and downs of the movie, out of the trough, Li Tie led the men's football team to fight back, desperate, won the last four top 40 matches that must be won, there is no danger, quite a surprise to advance to the Asian round of 12, but also brought the film into the second act of the main film.
At this time, the director's reputation reached its peak, and he signed a five-year contract by the way, and the producer football association also gave the director great trust, voice and control, and the morale of the men's football team was strong, eager to try, ready to show their skills, fans all expected to rekindle, confidence increased dramatically. As the most important part of the film, the main part of the film, the second act, also officially begins.
However, as the main part of the second act of the World Preliminary Round movie story, there are many domestic movies that rely on gimmicks to attract attention and strange settings to attract the audience, but find that the story is lackluster, lacks novelty, and has no highlights, the main plot of the men's football team - the battle of the round of 12, in addition to the more or less frightening of Vietnam in the last moments of the second game, the plot has no ups and downs, no waves, no suspense, all the way down, familiar routines, familiar tastes, mediocre stories, weak plots, déjà vu, The past reappears.
As a director, the scene scheduling (on-the-spot command, changing formations, substitution), rhythm control (ball control, passing and cutting), acting guidance (player command) is confusing, inexplicable, and lacks logic, which directly leads to the plot being out of control; And the acting skills of the actors or the technical doubts and criticisms of the players' feet have also become clichés, and there is no feeling, which makes people repeatedly recall those old drama bones or the players of the golden generation of men's football.
In this way, based on the weak storytelling ability (performance pressure: 3 losses, 2 draws and 1 win in the first six games), the director's sharp personality and the pressure on the men's football round of 12 series of movies has always been highly concerned with the media and fans, the second director also resigned sadly, and the entire World Preliminary Round film entered the "darkest hour" of the story rhythm - the biggest trough, and also brought the film into the third act.
And the third act of the World Preliminary Round movie, like a movie that started shooting in a hurry without thinking about the ending, was a little flustered, wanted to end this unpleasant journey quickly, and wanted to complete the storytelling in the dull, but unexpectedly reached a big climax that the film did not write into the script in advance, or even did not want - losing to Vietnam for the first time in history on the first day of the new year, formally pushing this men's World Preliminary Round movie to a climax in the real sense. At the same time, at the end of the film, there are also unexpected cameos and innocent lying guns of other actors, which originally wanted to end low-key, but did not want to cause greater chaos. In the end, after the film lost a "battle of honor" that could not be honored even if it was won, this high-investment, large-scale production, with foreign directors and actors joining, big-name stars and many old actors to help finally come to an end, some lost their souls, and some left the scene sadly. Of course, as a movie, the most disappointing thing is the audience.
Throughout the World Preliminary Round movie, it is like a fantasy journey, full of hope and disappointment alternately, not comedy but full of black humor. Although the movie did not release flowers at the end, as a series of movies, the sequel will continue to be prepared, but I hope that the next sequel to the series will have a better reputation regardless of the box office.