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BBC推荐:四月份最值得一看的4部电影 Four films to watch this April

中国日报网 2019-04-02 09:02




Shazam! 《雷霆沙赞》

DC is wisely shifting its superhero films away from the grim and gritty territory they used to occupy toward somewhere more light-hearted. A case in point is Shazam!, a Superman-style blockbuster, but also a kid-in-an-adult’s-body comedy in the tradition of Tom Hanks’ 1988 hit, Big. Its main character is Billy Batson (Asher Angel), a 14-year-old foster child. After meeting an ancient wizard (Djimon Hounsou), all he has to do is say “Shazam” and he turns into a fully-grown hunk (Zachary Levi) with all the abilities of the “immortal elders”: Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury (note the initials). The AP review enthuses that the film is “a lightning bolt of unexpected joy that is certainly worth your time and money”. Fun fact: the character was known as Captain Marvel for decades before the cosmic Avenger played by Brie Larson came along, but his name was changed recently to avoid confusion.


hunk[hʌŋk]: n. 壮汉

enthuse/ɪnˈθjuːz/: v. 兴奋地谈论


Pet Sematary 《宠物坟场》

Stephen King’s It was made into a spine-tingling mini-series in 1990, but that didn’t stop 2017’s film of the same novel being a critically lauded hit. Maybe that’s why Pet Sematary has been brought back from the dead, 30 years on from the last time it was adapted. As in the previous film, a couple (Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz) hears about a poorly spelt cemetery in rural Boston where the occupants keep getting up and strolling home. But the (burial) plot that King fans know and love has been changed – for the better. At the time of writing, the creepy new version had a score of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes. ComingSoon.net applauds “a whole new trajectory for the story that takes things to a much deeper, much darker place”.



Avengers: Endgame 《复仇者联盟:终局之战》

Last year’s apocalyptic Avengers: Infinity War ended with purple meanie Thanos (Josh Brolin) obliterating half of the lifeforms in the universe, including Spider-Man and Black Panther. How can the survivors defeat him? And how can they revive his victims? All we know for sure is that our heroes have got three hours to get the job done, making Avengers: Endgame the longest ever film Marvel has produced. But there are rumors that, as some of the stars’ contracts are up, several major characters (Captain America? Iron Man?) will die – and this time they’ll stay dead.


meanie['miːnɪ]: n. 反派



Missing Link 《遗失的环节》

Don’t miss Missing Link. While most US animation studios concentrate on computer-generated cartoons, Laika has advanced the art of stop-motion animation via the quirky likes of Corpse Bride, Coraline and Kubo and the Two Strings. Their current film is written and directed by Chris Butler, who made Laika’s Oscar-nominated ParaNorman. A family-friendly adventure, Missing Link features an arrow-nosed Victorian explorer (voiced by Hugh Jackman) and a mild-mannered, fur-covered giant (voiced by Zach Galifianakis) who happens to be named Mr Link – Susan Link, to be precise. The odd couple sets off around the world in search of more Yetis, and on the way they bump into characters voiced by Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry, Matt Lucas and David Walliams.





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