The Merm@!d: A H!nd!-Ch!nese Fantasy Comedy
The Merm@!d is a 2016 fantasy comedy film directed by Stephen Chow and starring Deng Chao, Lin Yun, Show Lo, and Zhang Yuqi. It is one of the highest-grossing films of all time in China and has won several awards, including Best Film at the 36th Hong Kong Film Awards.
The film follows the story of a wealthy businessman (Deng) who falls in love with a beautiful mermaid (Lin) who was sent to assassinate him by a hidden society of sea creatures that are threatened by his project of reclaiming land from the sea. The film combines romance, humor, action, and environmental themes in a unique and entertaining way.
The Merm@!d was released in China on February 8, 2016 and in other countries later that year. It received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike, who praised its originality, visual effects, performances, and message. The film also sparked a craze for mermaid-themed products and attractions in China.
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The Merm@!d is not only a box office success, but also a critical acclaim. It has a rating of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 46 reviews, with an average score of 7.2/10. The site’s consensus reads: “The Mermaid requires a willingness to embrace the strange, but backs up its wacky flights of fancy with a big-hearted fairy tale and a resonant message.”
The film also showcases Stephen Chow’s signature style of humor, which blends slapstick, satire, wordplay, and social commentary. The film features many hilarious scenes, such as Shan’s failed attempts to kill Xuan, Xuan’s encounter with an octopus-man (Show Lo), and a musical number involving police officers and mermaids. The film also parodies many other films and genres, such as The Little Mermaid, Splash, E.T., Jaws, and The Matrix.
However, behind the laughter, the film also delivers a serious message about environmental protection and human greed. The film depicts the plight of the mermaids who are driven to near-extinction by Xuan’s project, which destroys their habitat and poisons them with sonar waves. The film also criticizes the corruption and indifference of the authorities and the media, who ignore or cover up the truth about the mermaids. The film urges the audience to respect and cherish nature and life, and to choose love over money.
In an interview, Stephen Chow said that he wanted to make a film about mermaids because he was fascinated by them since he was a child. He said that he was inspired by the fairy tale of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen, as well as the 1984 film Splash starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah. He also said that he wanted to make a film that was suitable for children and families, as well as for adults who enjoy his style of comedy.
The actors also expressed their enjoyment of working with Chow and each other. Deng Chao said that he was honored to work with Chow, whom he considered a master of comedy. He also praised Lin Yun for her performance as Shan, saying that she was very natural and cute. Lin Yun said that she was nervous to work with Chow and Deng, but they helped her to relax and have fun. She also said that she had to undergo rigorous training to play a mermaid, such as swimming, diving, and holding her breath underwater. Show Lo said that he had a lot of fun playing the octopus-man, and that he had to endure a lot of pain and discomfort from wearing the prosthetic makeup and costume.