The premiere of the spy war drama "Huan Yan" is coming! The 3 highlights were popular before they were broadcast, and "Xu Tian Universe" added new actors
After Liu Yunlong, there will be no spy war dramas!
This statement is not groundless, but has a factual basis.
In 2006, "Dark Calculation" was born, opening a bright door for spy war dramas.
It didn't take long for "Lurking" to be unstoppable, not only breaking ratings records, but also sweeping the Golden Eagle Award, the Flying Sky Award, and the Magnolia Award.
Then to 2017's "Kite", but it drew a perfect end to the spy war drama.
Since then, the spy war drama has fallen into a long silence.
The reasons for this are nothing more than two aspects.
One is that the creation has encountered a bottleneck, and the other is that in terms of human nature and thought, the space that can be dug deep has become narrower and narrower.
Although in recent years there have also been many fairly good spy war dramas such as "Infernal", "Thin Ice", "Glorious Era" and so on, they always feel that there is less taste.
Is the spy war drama really going to end?
I don't think it may be, there is a spy war drama recently, which may be able to revive its glory.
Before it was broadcast, "Huan Yan" had already revealed the potential of "King Fried".
After watching the trailer, many viewers shouted: It's too enjoyable!
In my opinion, this spy war drama hides 3 major attractions and has an irresistible attraction.
The first big attraction is hidden in the cast
Zhang Yi, Zhang Luyi, Liao Fan, Dong Zijian, Tong Liya, Tian Yu, Wu Xiaoliang....
It's hard to see so many powerful people who can appear in the same TV series.
The second major attraction is hidden in the sense of chronology of the story
The background of the story is set in that era of change and heroes.
Behind every victory, there is a history of blood and tears, which undoubtedly affects the nerves of the audience.
The third major attraction is hidden in the poster suggestion
Take a closer look at the official "red annual ring" concept poster, creating layers of suspense.
A person pilots a small boat, rowing in a red "whirlpool" like a growth ring, and the slightest mistake will wreck the ship and die.
Despite the difficulties ahead, there are sparks in the growth rings that are about to sprout, illuminating the road ahead.
With these three highlights, can "Huan Yan" really win back a game for spy war dramas?
Then, Seventh Brother took everyone to dive into the "inside" to find out and find the truth.
First, three gold bars, many forces fight openly and secretly, "Huan Yan" is another big chess game.
At the beginning of the story, Xu Tian (played by Dong Zijian), a 21-year-old young man, adhering to the beliefs and instructions of his father, decided to carry out a very dangerous mission.
The organization required him to set out from Nanyang to Guangdong and send three gold bars to the front line to support the great cause.
However, enemy agents also quickly received the news and decided to lurk in Xu Tian's path to prepare him for assassination.
Obviously, Xu Tian alone could not complete this arduous task.
Therefore, there is the help of Zhang Jiayi (played by Zhang Yi), Lao Sun (played by Liao Fan), Yu Yixiu (played by Zhang Luyi) and others along the way.
They all embarked on the front line of life and death, only because they had a common belief in their hearts - the rise and fall of the country is the responsibility of the husband.
In the end, the task was successfully completed, and everyone also showed "joy".
It is not difficult to see that the story of "Huan Yan" is progressing layer by layer, and the atmosphere is very strong.
In my opinion, the whole drama allows the audience to taste two different "tastes".
The first taste - spy war.
Obviously, "Huan Yan" has done its homework in spy warfare and set the tone for the entire drama.
The story goes from shallow to deep, with both conflicts between forces and games between individuals.
It is no exaggeration to say that the trailer paints an extremely complex picture with just a few strokes.
The second taste - suspense.
Since it is a spy war drama, it is inevitable that there are elements of suspense.
Perhaps many viewers do not understand, isn't it just three gold bars, why will it lead to such a big battle?
In fact, from this conflict on the train, you can see some clues.
While transporting gold bars, Lao Sun and Xu Tian were sitting on a speeding train.
Lao Sun closed his eyes and raised his mind, not wanting to expose his identity and cause any trouble.
However, the whereabouts of the two were still exposed, and the two sides immediately fought each other.
After the conflict, three layers of suspense followed.
Did Lao Sun sacrifice?
Can Xu Tian escape?
What secrets are enemy agents looking for, or do they just want to get three gold bars?
Thinking of this, I can't help but look at it.
Second, the story is tragic, literary drama and martial arts are equally important, and the selling appearance of "Huan Yan" is really tempting
The biggest feeling of "Huan Yan" is that the story is too tragic.
In order to escort the three gold bars, a group of people died generously just to complete the mission.
There is a line in the play that makes me cry: "There are some things that someone must do, even if it is death in the end." ”
In the past, spy war dramas were all heavy on literature and light on martial arts, wanting to highlight the elements of suspense and brain-burning.
However, "Huan Yan" is unusual, finding a balance between literary opera and martial arts.
In the trailer, there are two scenes that are impressive.
The first was a battle of wisdom, and not long after Xu Tian set out, he was captured by an unknown group.
The other party wanted to learn some important news from his mouth, but Xu Tian was not worried about his own life and death, but wanted to know what they wanted to know?
So he made a plan and found the connection behind the truth through three gold bars.
The second scene is a martial fight.
Although Zhang Jiayi escorted Xu Tian out of the pursuit, he was accidentally caught.
The police took him to the interrogation room and forced him to ask where the three gold bars were.
At this time, Zhang Jiayi chose to show weakness, saying that he did not know anything.
As a result, the other party did not eat this set at all, and said impatiently: You are not interesting like this!
Seeing that the situation was not right, Zhang Jiayi suddenly showed a murderous aura in his eyes and directly knocked the other party down.
I have to say that "Huan Yan" really understands the audience.
Third, take small people as the core, and then look at director Xu Bing's "Xu Tian" universe
Director Xu Bing's plays, although not all of them are classics, but his works are strong in realism and full of the vivid atmosphere of the times.
If you look closely at his works, you will find that there is one thing in common, that is, the same name will appear - Xu Tian.
In "New World", Xu Tian is played by Yin Fang.
His character is straightforward and stubborn, he is a policeman with a sense of justice.
In "The Best Arrangement", Xu Tian is played by Fu Xinbo.
His personality is a rich second generation, impulsive, egoistic, and passionate about everything.
In "Red", Xu Tian is played by Zhang Luyi.
This version of Xu Tian is a talented young man who knows right from wrong.
For the sake of his family and country, he resolutely embarked on the right path, stood up many times, and was not afraid of life and death.
It is not difficult to see that the "Xu Tian" under Xu Bing's lens has many similarities.
With small characters as the core, Xu Tian, who has flesh and blood and a distinctive personality, truly restores the ups and downs of ordinary people in different eras.
From the perspective of ordinary small people, the story is more infectious and easier for the audience to resonate.
Considering the general environment and the aesthetics of the audience, "Huan Yan" undoubtedly fills the gap of the current spy war drama.
Strong suspense, strong narrative, strong plot, a series of "Rashomon" incidents, people are amazing.
Although "no spy war after Liu Yunlong" has become an obsession in the hearts of the audience, "Huan Yan" has the strength to break this curse.
How to break?
As long as this drama can make the story precipitate and bring the audience a full sense of substitution from shallow to deep, it can be a blockbuster.
Perhaps, the birth of "Huan Yan", Liu Yunlong finally has an opponent this time.
I hope that from this drama, I can regain the familiar feeling of the spy war drama of the past!