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"Wading through the Sea of Wrath": A good and bad movie | Talk movie review

"Wading through the Sea of Wrath": A good and bad movie | Talk movie review

"Wading through the Sea of Wrath": A good and bad movie | Talk movie review

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From the perspective of various elements, "Wading through the Sea of Wrath"

(hereinafter referred to as "The Sea")

is a film work that does not lack topics. Director Cao Baoping's new work after "Dog Thirteen", with a number of powerful actors such as Huang Bo and Zhou Xun in charge, has been postponed for four years after a difficult review, and the actual rating effect of "it is recommended for audiences over 18 years old to watch" on the film.

As a genre film with commercial elements, the two labels of "crime" and "suspense" are hung above the head, and the scale is the topic that "The Sea" is least afraid of, whether the conflict is bloody or not, it is an appetizer for people's appetite. Whether it's the R-18 specially noted on the poster or the trailer, which shows the unstable mental state of everyone in the play, it will only raise people's expectations.

The result seems to be the same, the results of "Wading through the Sea of Wrath" are indeed the most confident films before the arrival of the Chinese New Year.

It was released on November 25, and as of the evening of November 27, the box office exceeded 200 million, ranking first on each list. (As of press time, the cumulative box office is 219 million) At the same time, the discussion of the movie has not stopped since the day of its release.

It's just that, just like the paragraph design of the film deliberately split into the AB side, the reputation of "Shiding the Sea" is also like a magnetic field, differentiated into a completely different world.

(PS. There are a few spoilers below, so please watch carefully)

"Wading through the Sea of Wrath": A good and bad movie | Talk movie review

Is the other side of anger sanity?

The sea of anger, as the name suggests, is a sea of emotions. Whether you can reach the truth after wading through this emotional piece of chicken feathers seems to be the story that this movie tells on the surface.

Usually, after watching the whole suspense movie and then tracing the story of the film from the beginning, it is often clear and simple, as presented in the trailer of "Wading the Sea", on the surface, this is indeed a story of a father looking for a female murderer, and the structure is indeed a suspense film.

"Wading through the Sea of Wrath": A good and bad movie | Talk movie review

But in the second half of the picture, the onion skin is almost peeled, and the film shows its true core - this is a family ethics film. It's just that because several people who make up the family have their own problems, they have to be tied together because of blood.

In fact, the movie tells three stories - Nana's murder, the story of Li Miaomiao's original family, and the story of Nana's original family. This is a Rashomon of a family problem, and in the last ten minutes, it is restated from Nana's point of view, and all the constructed answers and the world are overturned.

The huge contrast between the front and back and the sympathy for the girl in the flower season, the experience of watching the movie is - even if there are all kinds of complaints in the first half, but after experiencing the role of the daughter in the second half, all that remains is shock and heartache. But such statements often lead to the fact that, in the time just after coming out of the cinema, we only remember the last story and use it as the answer that the film gives us.

Everyone in the movie seems to be acting a little crazy, but this is an extreme choice made by people in extreme circumstances, but the motives behind each person are not pure, with a strong sense of proof. Just like Nana's shocking sentence at the end, "Love, no." It's not just that Nana has never felt love, it's that in this extreme environment where all parents are busy proving that they love their children, there is no love in reality.

Li Miaomiao's mother, Jing Lan, who has been avoiding confronting her at a critical moment, finally chose to drive into the sea, she was coerced by huge anger and desperately proved that she loved her children. The golden meteorite who claimed to be avenging his daughter, said in the hotel closet that his head was bleeding, and said "That's your daughter, you have to hurt", but it seems to be a kind of self-persuasion to himself.

"Wading through the Sea of Wrath": A good and bad movie | Talk movie review

Returning to Nana's point of view, she calmly waded through the sea, looking at her father's body, hanging from the pendant. This is her anger alone, about the patriarchal judgment.

The audience wades through the sea of anger to reach the truth, but the other side is not the end of the imagined sanity.

Nana is innocent, can the golden meteorite really be the ultimate culprit of all events? From the perspective of the golden meteorite, isn't the strong love he gives Nana that he understands? But how can each other, who have cognitive differences and cannot understand each other, break through the boundaries of cognition, understand his daughter's pain, and give his daughter the love she wants?

Love itself is an unsolvable proposition.

"Wading through the Sea of Wrath": A good and bad movie | Talk movie review

spectacle

I have to say that in the current market, "Involving the Sea" is indeed a special film, and she has dabbled in creative topics that have not been touched on for a long time, including family issues. Although this may not be a new topic for Cao Baoping, the experience of crying in the middle of the night when KK watched "Dog Thirteen" is like a new memory when recalled.

It's just that when the problem is the same problem, the film has a high and low evaluation.

is also a gaze and criticism of patriarchy, "Dog Thirteen" is a calm and realistic narration, she is too close to the truth, and easily touches everyone.

Belonging to the category of genre films, "Wading the Sea" has to establish more spectacle in the story, even surrealist expressions, in order to achieve the purpose of constantly tightening the string in the audience's mind, such as catching a plane on a typhoon day. These bridges that are detached from reality eventually become the problem of audiences who leave the immersive scene and return to life to examine the movie.

For the sake of commercial elements or fullness of characters, Nana and Li Miaomiao were set as "two-dimensional" cosplay lovers in the movie, and at the same time, in order to plump this image, the film added cos elements. It involves real anime works and characters, and it really offends the fan crowd, and even kk, as a non-two-dimensional person, is also uncomfortable in the theater.

The most typical thing is that the golden meteorite is in the taxi, and the cosers outside are looking at the car with hideous faces, which is too deliberate. In reality, KK has also participated in various large and small comic exhibitions because of his work, which is not the case. No wonder the audience has come down to comment - only the two-dimensional injured world has been achieved.

"Wading through the Sea of Wrath": A good and bad movie | Talk movie review

After all, it has been four years since "Wading the Sea", and in the four years that it has been waiting for review, "Death" has come to an end from a popular serialized work, and is gradually replaced by other works. And the second dimension has already changed from a slightly niche subculture to a popular subculture.

Therefore, when the image in the Grim Reaper anime appears on the screen, most people's perception is unfamiliar. It's not the second dimension that everyone remembers, obviously, it's a spectacle that has been introduced, whether it's music or other subcultural elements, it can have the same effect here.

"Wading through the Sea of Wrath": A good and bad movie | Talk movie review

But the offense to subculture lovers is real.

Several protagonists of "Wading the Sea" have some extreme problems to a greater or lesser extent, Nana's background is depression, Li Miaomiao is anti-social, and the meaninglessness of the family that gave birth to these two personalities is extremely problematic, and "Wading the Sea" is an extreme dramatization that puts special examples in the same airtight box.

And under such a premise, it is not reasonable to use the perspective of ordinary people to examine the logic of the character's actions, we can find resonance from Nana, but we will not become Nana.

Despite its polarization, "The Sea" is still one of the most popular and loved films in the current market. On Douban, the score of "Involving the Sea" still reached 7.7 points.

"Wading through the Sea of Wrath": A good and bad movie | Talk movie review

Perhaps, the director's original intention was for the audience to wade through this sea full of anger and spectacle together, and finally reach the other side of reason.

Source: Weibo, Douban, invaded and deleted.

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