Mech Movie ‘Warriors of Future’ Releases, Combining Sci-Fi and Traditional Myths

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Just on the Big Screen August 5th Movie Future Warriors is marketed as China’s first hard-hitting sci-fi mech film with its discussion of climate change, pollution, and the future of human beings.

From the recently released animated film Rainbow Sea Fly High to the national hit Mozart from Space, which explores the relationship between music and the universe, Chinese directors have focused their lens on discussions of futuristic worlds.

“I wish more young people would show interest in producing more high-quality sci-fi movies after watching this,” said Louis Koo, who produced the multimillion-dollar sci-fi action flick. dollars in Hong Kong. Future Warriors.

“I would say we have to be bald in our attempts, especially at a time when China is still at an early stage of producing sci-fi movies. But now I think we’ve opened the door to that area. and for other young men, I suggest insisting and lingering on this path, no matter how difficult it is to pull off a sci-fi movie,” said Koo who spent 6 years producing this film. with his team.

The story takes place in a future where human beings are paying the price for years of environmental destruction. One day, a meteorite strikes Earth, taking with it the extremely deadly alien plant known as Pandora, which begins to devour everything it encounters and endanger life on Earth. The two main characters Tai Lai and Zheng Chongsheng must lead a team of robots to defend the Earth from Pandora. However, a mysterious conspiracy could hamper their efforts.


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<p class=Promotional material for the cinema Future WarriorsChina’s tough sci-fi mech movie hit the big screen on August 5, 2022. Photo: Courtesy of Zhang Hanrui

Hardcore chinese romance

In the trailer released on social media, futuristic mechs named after mythological characters such as Xingtian and Qiongqi captured viewers’ attention, an ingenious combination of traditional Chinese culture and the futuristic technological world.

The names of the robots come from the ancient book The Classic of Mountains and Seas, a treasure trove of information about mythical characters, rituals and natural history.

According to the myth, the Xingtian deity lost his mind in battle. Unwilling to give up, he uses his nipples as his eyes and his navel as his mouth to keep fighting with a shield in one hand and a battle ax in the other.

The film also names a robot after Qiongqi, a mythical demonic beast. The beast is said to have been exiled by Emperor Shun for despising faith and loyalty. He was described as resembling a tiger with a pair of wings.

Being in an environment where the end of the world is approaching, the protagonists work together to solve the crisis, and the national cultural connotation can be seen from their names: Tailai, Chongsheng and Panpan (meaning peace, rebirth and expectation ). The film is guided by a central theme: finding hope in despair.

The film also talks about the scientific exploration and technological progress of human beings, their admiration for nature, their worries and their hopes for the future.

The story sets its background in the environmental deterioration of a dark future world that aims to provoke thought about contemporary environmental issues.

The film studio worked with the special effects team behind the Chinese sci-fi blockbuster Wandering Earth. According to reports, the film’s budget is HK$450 million ($58 million).

Directed by Hong Kong visual effects artist Ng Yuen, the film stars Louis Koo, Sean Lau and Carina Lau.

A rare example of its kind, Future Warriors currently ranks second on the list of most anticipated films on Chinese cinema ticketing platform Taopiaopiao.

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