If you watch 5 Chinese films this year, let them be these!
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23 Mar 2016 - 9:23 PM  UPDATED 23 Mar 2016 - 9:23 PM

So many films to watch, not enough time. 

To save you the time and effort, we've picked 5 films (released and to be released) from this year for you to definitely watch! 

5. The Three-Body Problem

An adaptation of Liu Cixin’s sci-fi trilogy, the film directed by Panpan Zhang revolves around a group of scientists racing to stop an alien race from reaching Earth.
Starring Feng Shaofeng (William Feng) and Zhang Jingchu, it’d be incredible to see if the film does the award-winning, best-selling novel justice. It’s slated for release in July.

 

 

4. The Great Wall

With Matt Damon, Andy Lau and Luhan on the bill, this film sounds like a recipe for success. The Sino-American  co-production is a 3D action fantasy set during the Northern Song dynasty. The film suggests that the Great War of China was actually built to prevent monster invasions and not the nomads. Written by World War Z author Max Brooks, the visual effects alone are set to be worth the view.

 

 

 

3. So young 2: Never Gone

Another film to star a former EXO member, Kris Wu headlines this film about young love that takes you from high school through to college. Kris and Liu Yifie (Su Yunjin) play young lovers that see their share of obstacles in life. The "will they or won't they?" will no doubt leave you hooked. 

 

 

2. The Monkey King 2

Sequel to the 2014 hit “The Monkey King,” this Hong Kong-Chinese film resurrects the 16th century classic “Journey to the West” by Wu Cheng’en with a 3D twist. Starring Aaron Kwok and Gong li, the tale follows the adventures of young monk Tang Sanzang as he encounters demons and other mythical creatures. 

 

 

1. The Mermaid 

Recently becoming the No.1 film in China, “The Mermaid” is a sci-fi romantic comedy that’s been written, produced and directed by Stephen Chow.  Starring Deng Chao, Show Luo and Lin Yun as the titular mermaid, the film is about a playboy businessman (Deng) who falls for his assassin mermaid. Kris Wu also makes a cameo. That should be incentive enough XD

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