Mermaid

Mermaid (2016)

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Xuan, a business tycoon, falls in love with the beautiful mermaid sent to kill him after his latest project kills many of her people.

  • Native title:

    美人鱼
  • Also Known as:

    The Mermaid

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kennetskyz
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Jul 26, 2016
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
At first I thought this movie is just another typical mermaid movie because I have watched a lot of mermaid movies and the stories were all kinda' same, when the mermaid grew feet and fell in love on prince yada yada yada. But this is completely different! This is way better than all of those mermaid movies that I've watched. This was so hilarious, I mean really hilarious! HAHAHA actually there was read more a time that I just burst in laughing while watching :D it was also has a romance and some action scenes. I also love the CGI effects. It was pretty cool actually! The effects are so astonishing that you can compare it to the hollywood movies.

Stephen Chow have made a good job on directing and producing this film. Although he was not on the movie but he picked the right character to play the male lead role instead of him. The female lead role was also great and funny, you would love her :) <3

I give it a 10 stars! I'm so picky in giving a 10 stars on a movie because it is so hard to find a movie that deserves to give a 10 stars. But this one really deserves a 10 star ratings. You would love it! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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absinthe_feane
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Sep 7, 2016
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 5.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 2.0
Well... I was quite irritated when I started watching this (and almost dropped right away).

The first reason why people would actually get interested in this movie must be that beautiful poster. Hands down, they did a great job with that. But don't get your hopes up if you expect something epic.

The story is quite simple. A business man is developing a new area and in the process is killing mermaids read more whose existence he of course doesn't know of. Therefore the they send their most beautiful girl to kill him. That doesn't go so well because she falls in love with him - and he with her. Naturally.

Well, storytelling is as fast as a high-speed train (write off authentic feelings). The scenes are completely exaggerated and (in the beginning) went over the top. After a while though it achieves a balance and holds its ground to a point where the jokes are getting quite funny. There are some hilarious moments that really stuck in my mind. And suddenly the story turns from comical to sober within seconds. The movie takes on a new perspective and shows some really nice action scenes and drama. Adding some beautiful sceneries and sometimes well done CGI and it was easy to go on with the film and finish it.

Like this the movie managed to keep me watching till the end despite all the flaws, and the leads were also kinda charming.

To summon it up:
I went from "Oh sh**, what's that?!" to "Oh well, it's nice and sweet and stupid but enjoyable."
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Its also a mermaid story. Bt much bettr than " the mermaid". The only thing is its a Korean drama
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When you watch them you have the special feeling of similarity. Both are just soo sweet and soo funny in the same way.
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    egg-mont 8 days ago

    it was hilariously bad and stupid and surprisingly brutal. but it had quite nice cinematography
    5/10

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    Mimi Jun 22, 2017

    This was hilarious I laughed the whole time

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    LadyVengeance Jun 19, 2017

    I laugh so hard when he went to the police station and they start drawing "mermaids" haha

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    Suicidal_Hermit May 11, 2017

    Can't say I was a fan of this movie I'm actually surprised I finished it. Lin Yun was pretty though.

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    Soju May 10, 2017 - edited

    I gotta ask~ the ending is sad isn't it?

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    TeleriFerchNyfain Apr 5, 2017

    So wrong, so funny LOL Stephen Chow, gotta love him! & Kris Wu does eventually show up LOL

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    Arty Mar 25, 2017 - edited

    I feel like this is the movie version of Trump just without the childish insults and tendency towards social destruction, in that; I've really no idea how it got to where it did, but apparently it's the third highest grossing film after Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Jurassic World? I stopped laughing when I saw that ^^" Like, it was funny, but at the same time my nerd soul is crying that this is an insult to film ^^' :P

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    LuvK Nov 27, 2016

    Okay, this was strange but hilarious movie, made me cry towards the ending and like the ending. Is all.

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    Shizuku Nov 22, 2016 - edited

    Stephen Chow is so good at keeping the action genre and the development of romance in his films and he did it again in the mermaid!! Loved it!! so funny and the rich boy typhoon acting was my favourite throughout the film!!

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      Arty Mar 25, 2017

      I would really like to see a rich boy typhoon XD

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      Shizuku Apr 9, 2017

      oops I meant tycoon* lool

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    PrettyBrown_Eyes Oct 25, 2016 - edited
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    Venus Jul 29, 2016

    This movie is weird but I really really enjoyed it! Deng Chao all the way!!!~

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    beloved89 Jul 23, 2016 - edited

    So bad...but so damn funny. I was legit laughing like a crazy person. If you enjoyed movies like Kung Fu Hustle, Kung Pow, or Kung Phooey then this is right up your alley ;)

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    TheGrowlingStomach Jul 12, 2016

    this movie was really weird in a strange endearing kind of way. There were alot of funny parts where I couldn't help but laugh. If you're into weird/touching/funny movies this is for you

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    Palani Jul 7, 2016

    Funny movie, also touching one with awareness call on the global marine species extinction.

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    just1morepisode Apr 29, 2016

    Weirdest movie of the year! (Or maybe ever) Hahaha!

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  • Country:

    China
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Feb 8, 2016
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 34 min.

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    6.9 (scored by 528 users)
  • Ranked:

    #2138
  • Popularity:

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