Ne Zha wows Chinese viewers
《哪吒之魔童降世》让国漫燃起希望之光
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BY wangxingwei from 21st Century
Published 2019-08-20
Chinese film Ne Zha has been praised as “the glorious light of domestic anime”. ENLIGHT PICTURES
导读:动画电影《哪吒之魔童降世》中的一句“我命由我不由天”燃爆了这个夏天。该片自7月26日上映以来,接连打破多项纪录,获得无数观众的支持与认可,被誉为“国漫之光”。

It’s not easy for a mythology-based movie, which has been changed a number of times, to keep wowing viewers.
对于一部被多次改编的神话电影而言,想令观众感到眼前一亮并非易事。

But the popular summer movie, Ne Zha, which came out in Chinese mainland cinemas on July 26, has done just that. This month has seen it break a box office records to become the biggest ever animated movie in China. Many Chinese internet users have praised the film, calling it “the glorious light of domestic anime”.
但今年7月26日上映的暑期档大热电影《哪吒之魔童降世》就做到了。该片已于本月打破了票房纪录,成为中国影史上票房最高的动画电影。许多中国网友都盛赞这部电影,称其为“国漫之光”。

The success of the film comes from the clever take on the well-known work of classical Chinese mythology: The Investiture of the Gods. Ne Zha, one of the work’s main figures, has traditionally been seen as a loveable child hero, but this newest retelling has made him into a rebellious underdog who has to overcome hardship and his dark destiny to become a hero.
这部电影的成功之处在于巧妙地呈现了家喻户晓的中国古典神话《封神演义》。故事的一大主角哪吒向来都被塑造成一个可爱的少年英雄形象,但在这部最新的改编作品中,他成了一个被人瞧不起的叛逆者,历经种种艰险,不惧坎坷宿命,最终才成为了一位英雄。

The new story of Ne Zha, as China Daily put it, has a strong faith in the traditional Chinese culture, giving it a “modern meaning”. The film is the “epitome of the rebellious but righteous youth”, which young Chinese people can relate to, encouraging them to become dream-chasers and fate-changers.
正如《中国日报》所言,这部哪吒新传对中华传统文化有着强烈的自信,并赋予其“现代意义”。这部电影正是“叛逆却又正直的年轻人的缩影”,令中国年轻人感同身受,并鼓励他们勇敢追梦,改变命运。

(Translator & Editor: Wang Xingwei AND Luo Sitian)
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辞海拾贝
The Investiture of the Gods  《封神演义》
   
Rebellious Underdog  叛逆的劣势者
Destiny  命运
   
Epitome  典型
Righteous  正直的