花木兰真人版预告先睹为快:Teaser for Disney’s live-action Mulan remake

 

Disney released the first teaser for director Niki Caro’s upcoming live-action remake of the 1998 animated film Mulan on Sunday. So far, so typical for the studio behemoth, which rarely misses a marketing trick. But this time there’s a twist, because the live-action Mulan has a surprising advantage over the rest of Disney’s live-action remakes: It looks good.

First of all, this is a spectacularly well-made trailer. The opening is not that different from most trailers. But after that first fade to black, we get something that probably won’t be in the theatrical version of Mulan: a montage.

 

The gradually-accelerating action sequence montage is a trailer cliché, but this is executed flawlessly, down to the little “It is my duty to fight” epilogue slowing the pace as efficiently as a brake run on Space Mountain to give the audience time to catch its breath before the title. It’s a spectacular trailer for what looks like it might be a good movie.

Mulan is a story with set pieces that are better suited to live-action than animation, and a heroine whose feats are more impressive if we see an actual human body performing them, whatever wires or special effects are involved behind the scenes. This feels less like Disney’s other cash grabs and more like a story finally landing in the appropriate medium.


重点词汇

teaser /ˈtiːzər/

n. 预告片;先导广告

live-action /ˌlaɪv ˈækʃn/

adj. 实景真人的

remake /ˈriːmeɪk/

n. 重新拍摄的电影;改编

animated /ˈænɪmeɪtɪd/

adj. 动画制作的,动画的

behemoth /bɪˈhiːməθ/

n. 庞然大物;强大的事物

miss a trick

错失良机

twist /twɪst/

n. 变化

spectacularly /spekˈtækjələrli/

adv. 极其地,非常地

trailer /ˈtreɪlər/

n. 预告片

theatrical /θiˈætrɪkl/

adj. 戏剧的,电影的

montage /ˌmɑːnˈtɑːʒ/

n. 蒙太奇手法;蒙太奇式的剪辑

cliché /kliːˈʃeɪ/

n. 陈词滥调,老生常谈的想法

execute /ˈeksɪkjuːt/

v. 执行,实施;表演,做(技术动作)

be down to

由…引起或造成

epilogue /ˈepɪlɔːɡ/

n. 收场白;后记

brake run

(特指装在过山车轨道上的)刹车,制动器

catch one’s breath

缓口气,歇口气

set piece

具有众所周知的固定形式的文学、艺术作品的片断

suited /ˈsuːtɪd/

adj. 合适的,适宜的

feat /fiːt/

n. 英勇事迹;功绩;壮举

cash grab

设计出来主要为了为赚取利润的产品

land in

达到…状态

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