The first half of the year is over, and these films should not be forgotten
In the first half of 2023, the number and quality of movies exploded diarrhoea-like and last year's haze never seemed to have happened.
It's hard to imagine that in just 6 months, heaven and earth seem to have changed their appearance.
Not only are imported films released, but synchronous and quasi-synchronous blockbusters line up every week to rush to the cinema; The performance of domestic films is also remarkable, and the box office even rubs imported films on the ground.
For the Chinese film industry, this half year has been full of magic. I also don't rank them according to any evaluation word-of-mouth, just list the 10 movies that I think are significant in the first 6 months of this year, and I believe that time will not forget them.
There are too many good movies to watch, it is recommended to collect them before watching. Worried about the film shortage, it is enough to pay attention to Su Mo!
"The Wandering Earth 2" will be released on January 22 (good film index: 80 points)
It was said that the sun was about to be destroyed, and in order to keep as many humans as possible, people began to build planetary engines on Earth, but not everyone agreed with this plan.
Standing at the crossroads of life and death, Liu Peiqiang, Tu Hengyu and Teacher Zhou have become important figures who have changed the fate of mankind.
The advantages of "The Wandering Earth 2" are the grand story background, advanced industrial technology, serious production spirit, and eye-catching sci-fi ideas.
While this movie complements the setting of "The Wandering Earth", it also leaves us with many mysteries, what role Tu Hengyu and Moss will play in the "Wandering Earth" plan, and what is the truth of digital life, these answers are all expected, I believe that the rigorous director Guo Fan will definitely give a satisfactory answer.
The downside is that the film is not quite like the structure of a regular movie, and the three clues advance in parallel with almost no intersection, and it is even impossible to pull out a main line in one or two sentences.
Of course, we already know at the end, the main line is actually the artificial intelligence Moss that is outside the story. Although this construction of the structure completely jumps out of the formulaic script of "responding to the crisis", it will also make some audiences feel a little tired when watching.
Months have passed, and "The Wandering Earth 2" is now almost certain to be a milestone in the history of Chinese cinema. Domestic films need projects like "The Wandering Earth 2" to explore technical boundaries and provide experience for future generations.
"Keep You Safe" will be released on March 10 (Good Film Index: 76 points)
It is said that the down-and-out middle-aged Wei Pingan made a living by live streaming and selling cemeteries, and his customer Han Lu was smeared by artificial rumors when he passed away, and Wei Ping'an decided to refute rumors for the deceased when he saw the grievances, but he himself fell into rumors and online violence.
I once thought that Dapeng was a lucky man with mediocre qualifications, whether it was the popularity of "Disi Men" or the directorial debut "Pancake Man", luck accounted for most of the credit.
However, a "auspicious ruyi" made me impressed by Dapeng, and also saw his strength, which shows that he can make movies and can also follow his heart.
Therefore, although "Keep You Safe" looked like a street, it still reversed its reputation, and finally the box office exceeded 700 million yuan.
And the helpless tragic atmosphere revealed in the movie also adds more layers to "Keep You Safe".
On the other hand, the audience has not seen a comedy movie of qualified quality for a long time, and the last comedy with an impression was "Walking on the Moon Alone" last summer.
Today, when happy twist is becoming more and more patterned, you can always look forward to Dapeng's next work.
"Space Exploration Editorial Department" will be released on April 1 (good film index: 77 points)
It is said that Tang Zhijun is the editor-in-chief of the editorial board of "Space Exploration", and now that the magazine sales are dismal, he is still obsessed with finding extraterrestrial civilizations.
On this day, he once again found clues to extraterrestrial civilizations, so he gathered a few unreliable companions and embarked on a journey to find aliens again.
The script level is extremely polished and the rhythm is very stable. Although as a science fiction movie, the shooting is indeed a little rough, but you will be completely attracted to the story along the way.
This is not only a matter of the script, the director's control and actor's performance are also of a superior standard, and Kong Dashan may be the next Guo Fan.
But what touched me the most was actually the paragraph at the end of Tang Zhijun's poem, the most ethereal extraterrestrial civilization and the most down-to-earth personal emotions intertwined, faded all absurdity, this is still a sad story.
"Slam Dunk" will be released on April 20 (good film index: 87 points)
After a long wait, the five players of the Himakira basketball team finally stood on the national competition against Japan's strongest Yamano Industries.
Parallel to the fierce ball game is the growth history of Miyagi Ryota, who wants to become a good basketball player like his brother, but has been helplessly living in his brother's shadow.
Miyata's perspective is a puzzling, thoughtful and reasonable entry point at first glance, and the whole movie is like "Miyagi's persistence", completing the last piece of the puzzle of the Xiangbei team.
The director probably wants to refer to "Slumdog Millionaire" or "Lost" and use memories to correspond to each reversal of the situation. However, Miyagi's story has no highlights and nothing to do with the course of the game, and parallel advancement does not play any bonus role other than cutting the game to the fullest.
"Slam Dunk" could have been better, but regret is part of youth, and it is precisely because of these flaws that the movie looks more perfect.
"Guardians of the Galaxy 3" will be released on May 5 (good film index: 85 points)
It is said that the members of the Guardians of the Galaxy have settled in the Void, but in order to save the seriously injured Rocket Raccoon, Star-Lord must unite his team to follow the clues and embark on a dangerous journey.
In the case of Marvel's fourth phase of collective rottenness, this "Silver Guard 3" is still very conspicuous. However, there is still a gap compared to the peak of Marvel.
After so many movies, there is little room for growth for the characters. The new character Adam the Warlock is still quite characteristic, but the villain is too weak and does not have the slightest sense of oppression.
In addition, the bad taste of the movie is slightly more, and it almost cuts off contact with the Avengers, and there is no interaction.
Overall, it's unsuccessful, watching the rolling director give each character enough tenderness in his last Marvel movie, this one is still worth watching in the context of Hollywood big productions collectively ignoring the script.
"Spider-Man: Across the Universe" will be released on June 2 (good film index: 88 points)
It is said that Miles has undergone the trials of the first part and has become a full-fledged "Spider-Man". Gwen from another universe suddenly visits, and they travel through the multiverse to embark on a grander adventure.
Faced with the fate of losing every Spider-Man, Miles heads up, and he wants to find his own heroic path.
If you like the "Parallel Universe" from five years ago, then "Across the Universe" is a sequel movie with almost no slots. The reason why I say "almost" is because the movie tells 140 minutes, but it stops abruptly at the climax, and there is no sense of the completeness of a story.
This is very different from "Avengers 3", because "Avengers 3" alone is also a complete story of "Thanos successfully destroying half of the creatures in the universe", but "Across the Universe" can only be regarded as half a movie.
But even so, this is the film with the highest good film index so far this year. Excellent story, brilliant art style, fateful ending and funny bridge, everything is just right, it's hard not to look forward to the third part.
"The Flash" will be released on June 16 (Good Film Index: 72 points)
It is said that Barry used his superpowers to return to the past and change history to save his family, but inadvertently changed the timeline, the Justice League did not take shape, the villain General Zod was ridiculously strong (and did not), and the entire earth would be destroyed in this catastrophe.
While he seeks the help of the old Batman of this universe, he rescues Supergirl and trains another silly version of himself.
After talking about Marvel, we said DC, overall, all of the "Flash" I wanted to watch, and the places I didn't expect exceeded expectations. This is not a dim DC style, but a commercial movie with a smooth narrative, cool and fun, and touching at the same time, which can be regarded as a good level in entertainment movies.
The multiverse and the plot of returning to the future are not novel, but the director is very good at shooting, the screenwriter is very good at writing, and Flash is very good at acting, but the special effects are a little worse.
However, such a movie did not achieve the box office it deserved, in addition to the film's delayed release date is tiring, the male protagonist's Hawaiian God of War possession behavior has also dissuaded many passers-by, resulting in the film promotion has no point of strength.
And this masterpiece also came too late, the original Justice League has fallen apart, all are offline, suddenly came a handsome farewell performance, making people sigh what Warner did earlier?
"Shocking Rescue 2" will be launched on June 16 (good film index: 72 points)
It is said that Brother Hammer is difficult to die at the end of the first part, and this time he takes on a dangerous mission to rescue a family from prison.
Over the past few years, as people have been staying at home for longer, streaming movies have gradually become able to compete with the original movies.
However, with the activation of theaters this year, there are no topical masterpieces online.
"Shocking Rescue 2" quickly attracted a large number of audiences with the popularity of Brother Hammer and the foundation of the hardcore action film laid down by the previous one.
This time Brother Hammer's rescue operation was further escalated, the villain was like a zombie pouring in from all directions, and although several long shots were deliberate, the action scenes were indeed decompressed.
I was originally hesitant between this and "Fast 4", IMHO, although "Fast 4" is still good-looking, many routines are fixed compared to the first three, and the story is not clear this time.
"Shocking Rescue 2" is still evolving, with a lot of improvement over the first one.
In 2023, when excellent action movies are becoming more and more rare, the "Shocking Rescue" series is another rare successor.
I love you! " released on June 21 (good film index: 77 points)
It is said that empty nesters often fight with the lonely old lady who collects waste for the sake of abstinence, and the two secretly have a relationship.
The elderly Xie Dingshan and Zhao Huanxin make a living by collecting and selling waste products, while his wife Zhao Huanxin has been plagued by illness.
Han Yan's "I Love You! " rarely focuses on the love and elderly groups of the elderly, and has an inherent unity with his previous "Get Out" and "Send You a Little Red Flower".
I also like his "Animal World", and although I know that it is impossible to make a sequel, I am looking forward to him touching this field again.
And this "I love you! Another killer feature is the terrifying acting skills of the four old actors, whose performances make the whole movie extremely powerful and raise the film to a higher level.
"Disappearing Her" will be released on June 22 (good film index: 66 points)
It is said that He Fei's wife mysteriously disappeared during the wedding anniversary trip, and suddenly a beautiful woman appeared and claimed to be his wife, and also produced irrefutable evidence to prove her identity. But He Fei couldn't be happy, because he was extremely sure that he had never seen this person.
With the help of gold-medal lawyer Chen Mai, they discover a more mystery, and He Fei is not as innocent as he seems.
"Disappearing Her" was selected to be released in the Dragon Boat Festival, which was not very popular, and did not expect to become a box office hit. Now that the total box office is about to exceed 3 billion, it is only a matter of time to catch up with "Detective Chinatown 2" directed by Chen Sicheng himself.
To say that this story does not seem to be too brilliant, suspense is not brain-burning, audiences who have watched "Invisible Guest", "Stickman", and even the "Mission Impossible" series will see through the ultimate trick created by the movie very early.
But He Fei's behavior was too scummy and anti-human, but it piqued the curiosity of the sisters, and watching "Gone Her" became a social currency overnight, because everyone was talking about the movie.
Coupled with the simple and easy-to-understand plot knocking on the door of the sinking market, although it is full of loopholes, it is worth looking forward to what height the final box office can reach.
We talked so much about the movies in the first half of the year, and there were some alternative movies that I liked very much that were not put in, mainly because the number of ratings was relatively small, or the influence was not enough, such as "Babylon", "Promised Land", "Internet Mysteries", "Air Cushion Legend" and so on.
Finally, I want to say more, the update in the first half of the year is very erratic, not that the movie is less seen, I still run to the cinema almost every week to squat new films.
Mainly there are some small changes in life, moved to a strange city to start from scratch, this feeling has been experienced when going to the United States, going to Africa, and settling in Dalian, this time settling in Suzhou, I hope to slowly settle down, continue to find time to inventory the movies we love together.