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The first part of “The Creation of the Gods” hits theaters in France for two days.
CINEMA – Be careful, the stopwatch has already started. As godzilla minus one before him, the Chinese blockbuster Creation of the Gods I: The Kingdom of Storms He won’t stay on the show for long. It is even a euphemism: the film of the event, a true phenomenon in its country, hits theaters only for two days, this Saturday, February 10 and Sunday, February 11.
What is the fault? The long process to obtain the issuing visa. “ We had the option of waiting a little longer and releasing the film in March or April, or offering a shorter release, which requires much less paperwork. “explains Sindo Chen, partner of the distributor Heylight Pictures, in Parisian.
The concept is not new. This is what was done last. godzilla which, given the success of its two-day screening in December 2023, finally returned to theaters a month later. Similar strategy at Disney, which decided to give the opportunity to reach theaters, for a single day, to some of the Pixar films that landed directly on its streaming platform. For Red alertIt will be this Sunday, February 18.
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“’The Creation of the Gods’ was seen by many more people than expected in China. That is why we wanted to present it to other audiences, such as in France, after the United Kingdom in December, South Korea a few weeks ago and soon in Germany. continues Sindo Chen in the columns of Parisian.
The first part of a trilogy currently in production, the film had a bombshell effect in China, where it was released in 2023. With 60 million viewers, Wu Ershan’s film grossed $372 million at the box office.
Creation of the godsa cult story in China
Adaptation of The investiture of the godsone of the great classics of Chinese literature that, among other things, has inspired religious cults and video games, Creation of the gods immerses us in Antiquity. A prince named Yin Shou (Fei Xiang) inherits power after the unexpected murder of his father at the hands of his brother. And as a curse falls on the kingdom during its inauguration, Yin Shou becomes a true tyrant.
Are you really in control of your decisions? Or is his new concubine Su Daji (Naran), a princess possessed by the spirit of a fox demon, controlling him? To restore balance to the kingdom, a young warrior is aided in his quest by an immortal sage, a descendant of the sacred Mount Kunlun. with his two disciples with very powerful powers.
A mythological epic, where fantastic creatures and impressive battles intersect, the blockbuster – which many describe as Lord of the Rings Chinese in the press: multiplies digital effects (often very questionable), sometimes giving the impression of watching scenes from a video game. The integration of the characters’ names when they arrive on the screen contributes to this.
The discourse on transmission, filiation, honor and respect for the patriarch is given to us in an incredible, disproportionate and exaggerated scenario, reflecting the filming conditions of the film. It took place over 18 months, required a team of 8,000 people and the creation of a 3,000 square meter studio, equivalent to twice the size of the Stade de France. Not even Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Ninho can compete.
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