Put people in the disaster, and then rescue, with the inherent tension of drama, intense. The main point of this rescue play is the actual competition between the positive and negative aspects. The rescue battles against people, such as Saving Private Ryan and fleeing Teheran, are very dazzling in terms of sensory stimulation. Of course, there is also a rescue war between man and nature, such as Titanic. These films, taking human death as the sword of Damocles, show the conflict and struggle of human nature through the interlocking links. In terms of film visibility, this type of film has the prerequisite of convenience.
If Titanic is to show the horror, struggle and Transcendence of human nature in the face of death in the form of water burial, then the film "escape from life" starring Liu Qingyun and Gu Tianle undoubtedly inherits an ancient film proposition by cremation. This type of film, first of all, must restore the scene of disaster with scene drama, through the high degree of return to the original show terror, and finally through the horror of death consciousness to awaken the noble quality of people in front of life.
In terms of the scene design and special effects production of the film, "escape from the sky" is steady and steady, which has a tendency to close the Hollywood film with the same production funds. To a certain extent, the restoration of the fire scene will give the fans a sense of suffocation. Water burial is sad, cremation is also cruel. The biggest attraction of the film is to lead the cinema audience into a real world of fire escape. Although the world is presented with the main melody features of the high Daquan image of firefighters, this does not affect its status as one of the best special effects films in China so far.
In order to coordinate with the tense and exciting scenes, the plot of escape from life follows the creation mode of each character with its own characteristics and personality weaknesses. The contradictions between husband and wife, brothers, money and egoism are concentrated in a narrow living space in this fire. In the face of death, those who do not surpass monetarism and egoism, because of their own mistakes, promote the development of the whole plot, but also create a tragic fate that can not escape death.
In dealing with the fate of the villain, the film "escape from the sky" is concise and straightforward. Two brothers who steal diamonds and want to escape one step at a time, one falls from the sky, the other is buried in the sea of fire, and is free from the conventional plot of "being brought to justice after escaping". There is enlightenment significance of punishment in the dark, which is not a kind of imaging display of Chinese traditional culture.
In the character conflict of positive characters, the contradiction between husband and wife and brother obviously gives way to the contradiction of survival against death. Liu Qingyun plays the role of a fireman, in exchange for his personal sacrifice to escape the fire. We can censure the main melody's enthusiasm for Gao Daquan's image, but we can't ignore the chivalrous heart that rises in front of death as an individual life. This spirit of sacrifice brings the whole film's Transcendence over cremation, which is similar to the "Titanic" of water burial.
Of course, "Titanic" finally ended with death and realized the ultimate boundary between life and death with love, while "escape from life" realized a firm belief in the will to survive by not dying, which lacks transcendence, but it gives more comfort to the audience who are abused in front of the fire. Although the tension of characters in this film is not as strong as that in Titanic, it also basically completes the rapid description of each character on the stage, and uses the disaster transition that makes the audience dazzled to improve the average score.
In the face of disasters, it is natural to reflect on human nature, but at the same time, people will be alert to the science and technology created by themselves. Titanic died in the deep sea because of its size, and the tall building of escape from the sky is also because of its height, and it is difficult to achieve rescue. This film, borrowing from the words of the fireman played by Liu Qingyun, says that "the higher the building is, the more difficult it is to rescue. There must be someone to plant the land, and there must be someone to rescue". It is a good inheritance of this spirit of reflection on science and technology.
With scenes, humanity and reflection, "escape from the sky" brings a good start to China's disaster films.