NE ZHA (Theatrical Release China 2019)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.0|5.0 Starsììì 

Ne Zha can be followed until the middle of the story; then, due to its complicated story structure begins to fall apart. The movie does not cross international borders well as it relies on a series of metaphorical references and a cultural backdrop that cannot properly be understood unless one is part of the culture’s folklore. A child may be vexed and eventually bored with the movie due to the many scenes that stack one on top of the other without providing clear understanding of the movie. This Chinese movie breaks apart the Ying/Yang symbol to leave its audience gasping for air to understand.  International audiences may find themselves wondering why the story has significance.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia  


Humans, spirits, and demons interact.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Yu Yang for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Wenzhang Liu and Yunyun Wei for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Ertong Nezha (Voice of Yanting Lu), Shaonian Nezha (Voice of Joseph), Aobing (Voice of Mo Han), Lijing (Voice of Hao Chen), Yinfuren (Voice of Qi Lü), Taiyi zhenren (Voice of Jiaming Zhang),  Shengongbao (Voice of Wei Yang), Ne Zha (Voice of Jordan Cole), and Ya Ya-newborn (Lexie Foley). 

Buy a ticket? Yes? No Maybe?

Maybe. The movie’s story is difficult to follow. Read a plotline before you go.

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Ben Meyers


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