"Super Family": "Twisted" Super League of Nations
Following "Walking on the Moon Alone", after a year, Happy Twist Movies entered the summer season again with its new work "Super Family". The film is preset to be fantastic, starring well-known actors such as Allen and Shen Teng, and was highly anticipated before its release. Maoyan Professional Edition shows that by the time of publication, the number of people who want to watch the film has exceeded one million, and the number of people who want to watch ranks first.
"Super Family" is adapted from the Russian fantasy comedy "Super Power Family", telling the story of the protagonist Zheng Qian, who is tired of his family, who has left his hometown for many years, but has to return to his homeland due to the death of his grandfather, but unexpectedly the whole family gained superpowers due to the fall of a meteorite. At the same time, the local beggar who covered the sky with one hand wanted to use the App developed by Zheng Qian to carry out illegal acts, and Zheng Qian could only unite with his family to fight against it, and in the process, he truly understood the meaning of home.
Since the release of "Charlotte Troubles", Happy Twist has launched a variety of movie themes, and this time he has set his sights on "superheroes". In the film, Zheng Qian's family unexpectedly has four superpowers of stealth, flying sky, vigorous and undead, and the film presents a novel and interesting "laughing fruit" under the blessing of many "twist-style" baggage, which is hilarious.
According to reports, Happy Twist invested a lot in "Super Family", which took 171 days to shoot, traveled to six places, and cross-border filming. The film production team is also quite eye-catching, director Song Yang is well known to the audience for his role in the movie "Charlotte Troubles", and later, he directed "Iron Fist of Shame" and supervised the film "Me and My Fathers" "Youth Row". "Super Family" is the second film he directed, continuing the fantastical character of his work.
In addition, a number of senior filmmakers also joined the film, in addition to Zhang Ying, the director of photography of "Manslaughter" and "A Thought of Ignorance", Huang Meiqing, the art director of "Mengjia" and "Soul Hunting", Wu Gang, the action director of the "Detective Chinatown" series, and Jiang Xian, who has participated in Hollywood special effects films such as "Ant-Man", "Black Panther" and "The Hunger Games", as the special guest visual effects director, which has also become an important selling point of the film. There are more than 1,700 special effects shots in the film, injecting fresh looks into the "twist series" comedy, such as Zheng Qian's sister's stunning flying dance, grandfather's cool electric door leading dance, and the final climactic fireworks show, all of which support each other in visual presentation and laughter production, leaving a deep impression on the audience.
Whether it can be successfully localized is an important criterion for testing remakes, and "Super Family" borrows the original story framework, but the texture is very different. Although the film partially retains the Russian cultural symbols of the original in terms of character modeling and visual elements, it is interspersed with more "twist" jokes and details, such as the ultimate design of "matryoshka dolls", face recognition, brain melon collapse, etc., as well as the implantation of happy twist elements, all of which make the audience smile. The plot design in the film pays tribute to the classics, such as the drunken beggar Cove performing the Michael Jackson space walk, as well as paying tribute to "Thief Family", "The Matrix" and "Marvel Series".
It is worth noting that the emphasis on Chinese "family culture" in the core of the film is easy to trigger audience recognition. Compared with the original work, the theme of "Super Family" is clearer - "family is my superpower", Zheng Qianqian is tired of family life, dedicated to the pursuit of freedom, to accept the imperfect family, in the changes of departure and return to complete personal growth, which injects warmth into the film under the shell of comedy and fantasy. The open ending at the end of the film provides the possibility of serialization for subsequent films, but whether this "twist" superhero work can go further remains to be tested by the market.