看电影:黄飞鸿之英雄有梦 : Rise of the Legend

第一次发现电影比它的预告片来得精彩。

在一片大家只讲 ‘他的肌肉’和看了剪得毫无重点的预告片的情况下去看这部电影,实在没办法有很高的期望。虽然个人喜欢彭于晏大大小小的戏剧表演,可那和这部电影好看与否并无关系,剧本和剪接本来就是带出演员功力的首要条件,非常重要。实在害怕练就一身武功的彭于晏在一部故事说不好的戏中被浪费掉。

还好,少年版的黄飞鸿属于应该掏钱到电影院去看的一部片子。故事不走宝芝林和十三姨,也没有以往的笑料,这次是青春少年未成材的事迹,电影中心思想还是正义的济贫。既然青春版,自然是血气方刚和友谊万岁。彭于晏演得亦正亦邪,眼神总像在《寒战》中的感觉,有凶狠有黑暗有贪婪,混黑道找歌姬闹赌场,有一种我们从没有见过的黄飞鸿,(李连杰及赵文卓都如此敦厚),和前辈截然不同。无法比较也不必相比,每个时代都需要一位黄飞鸿,加上这个故事说的是成长中的各种历练和悲愤,光明来临之前有黑暗也不为过。

海报
海报

功夫打斗是这部黄飞鸿的主题,反正还是邪孩子一名,那打得再无法无天和血腥也情有可原,只是难为了不是武打出身的彭于晏。功夫要有点底子才能摆出个像样的姿势,加上这次宣传还用他的武打做噱头,没有两下子肯定让人唾弃。还好他毕竟是有潜力,各种场面hold得住,加上武打演员像洪金宝和张晋等助阵,《英雄有梦》武打美术设计的有头有面。

虽然武打为主,故事剪接还是做得很好,没有为了武打而断了链的感觉,前因后果说得清楚,该打时打,该慢时慢,顾全大局。用心玩弄镜头效果让整部戏更多元化,特技丰富了每个场景的内心戏和深度,却没有喧宾夺主的意思,恰到好处的做法非常可取。

本地观众,如果可以的话去看中文版吧,那粤语配音让我毛骨悚然,更让黄飞鸿毫无气势,搞得我气难平再看了一次中文版。

宣传
宣传

最难忘?牙擦苏看黄飞鸿的眼神 - 那几眼让我感觉他对黄飞鸿的感情比赤火更要深,更有革命感情。非常配角似的出现却是唯一笑将,还带动了起义的真意,王祖篮的演出是个大惊喜。

PS: 创新的海报设计非常合我意,感觉和这次的主题很搭配,用墨滴和楷书的方式涂鸦了整道黄墙,震撼力强。还有五月天的《将军令》,一开始配搭预告片听并没有发挥效力,直到看了电影才恍然大悟所有的联系,完全吻合故事的feel。

黄飞鸿 x 五月天 - 这海报很好看
黄飞鸿 x 五月天 - 这海报很好看

<Rise of The Legend>

The new Wong Fei Hong movie focuses on the early life of the legendary kung fu master – how he became a great man and why he dedicated his life to saving the community. Naturally this is a fiction story, and skewed towards friendship and growing pain. Here the young master Wong is passionate, but not without violence and hatred in his heart. But yes, darkness always come before dawn.

Kung fu fighting scenes take center stage, with strong emphasis on the gruesome effect of the clashes, which is used as the selling point. Again this is new to the Wong Fei Hung movies. The Jet Lee and Vincent Zhou versions are both on the softer side with kung fu being a beauty to watch. Here, Eddie Peng trained eight months prior to the shooting, focusing on giving a whole new look and feel to the young master. Eddie Peng admitted his slack in kung fu basics made him nervous, yet, no one will notice his shortfall, there is no lack of conviction on his side. Along with well-known gurus like Samuel Hong and Zhang Jin, the scenes are well choreographed, with fun cinematography techniques applied. Refreshing.   

Personally, I am glad the focus on kung fu scenes did not overshadow a proper story line, the movie flows and plots are clear. Surprises along the way with guest stars such as Angelababy, Tony Leung and Wong Cho Lam appeared to connect the important dots. Love Wong Cho Lam’s version of Soo, Master Wong’s best friend (in his later stage of life). Very well-played. 

 

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