2014.04.26【英译中】《魔警》影评

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发表于:2014-04-26 22:10 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

‘That Demon Within’ movie review: Cinematic flair burns throughout

《魔警》影评:电影天资始终不灭


China Lion Films - Police officer Dave Wong (Daniel Wu), left, donates blood to injured Hon Kong (Nick Cheung), right, a decision that comes back to haunt him in “That Demon Within.”

警察王伟业(吴彦祖饰),见左,献血给了受伤的韩江(张家辉饰),见右,而《魔警》中,这件事使他不停与悍匪韩江纠缠。

The setup for “That Demon Within” is a film-noir cliché: A good cop begins to identify too intimately with his evil counterpart. Yet this tale is written vividly in blood and fire.

《魔警》的故事结构是一个有点老套的黑色电影的套路:一个好警察与他邪恶的对头过从甚密。但是这个故事的笔调却是和着血腥与烈火的。

Director and co-writer Dante Lam is a brilliant stylist who contrasts realistic Hong Kong locations with extravagant visual flourishes. His scripts, often centered on police officers who seek redemption, tend to be absurdly over-plotted. Yet such dazzling Lam efforts as 2008’s “Beast Stalker” are so kinetic that they vault over their contrivances.

导演兼合作编剧林超贤是一个才华横溢的设计师,他把香港场景里的现实和奢华的视觉繁荣形成鲜明对照。他的剧本,经常围绕那些寻找救赎的警察,这样便容易情节荒唐,弄巧成拙。但是出其不意的,林超贤2008年在《证人》中的表现却相当不错,林超贤他们成功实现了自己的构思。


“That Demon Within” is clumsier, but its cinematic flair nearly overcomes the awkward story. The movie is strikingly photographed and edited, with tightly framed compositions and buoyant camera movements that suggest, respectively, fate and free will.

《魔警》相形见绌了,但是它的电影天分几乎弥补了拙劣的故事的不足。电影的拍摄和剪辑引人瞩目,电影的紧致的框架成分以及轻快有力的镜头运动分别表达了命运和自由意志的意义。

The hero is police officer Dave Wong (Daniel Wu), who’s such a straight arrow that his colleagues consider him a pain. He’s settled into a solitary assignment, guarding a hospital emergency room. One night, a badly wounded man arrives, needing blood.

男主人公是由吴彦祖饰演的警察王伟业,他宁折不弯以致被同事们视为眼中钉。他得到了一个独立的任务:守卫一个医院急诊室。一天,一个受重伤的男人被送进医院,急需输血。

Dave is a match, and immediately agrees to be the donor. He’s unaware that the patient is Hon Kong (Nick Cheung), a notorious gangster that at least one veteran officer would happily watch bleed to death.

伟业与他血型吻合,并立刻决定捐血给他。他并不知道这个病人就是韩江,一个臭名昭著的悍匪,很多老警察都巴不得他流血致死。

Hon is soon feeling well enough to escape, and Dave holds himself responsible for the thug’s return to action. Thus begins a chase that’s complicated by the police officer’s sense that he is turning into his enemy. Sometimes, the screen billows with red, as Dave’s rationality is overtaken by bloody rage.

韩江很快恢复了便潜逃了,而伟业则觉得自己有责任将这个暴徒重新缉拿归案。随后一场“猫捉老鼠”开始了,这场追捕让王伟业陷入错综复杂的情愫,他正在成为自己的敌人。有时,当伟业的血腥暴怒征服理智时,屏幕上翻滚着红色的巨浪。

The movie doesn’t explicitly state that Dave and Hon blended personalities during the transfusion. In fact, it offers competing theories: Dave is tormented by childhood guilt and, according to a psychologist, could be schizophrenic; or, the policeman may be the victim of some really bad mojo.

这部电影并没有直截了当地说王伟业和韩江在血液传输时性格混合了。事实上,它给了一个相互矛盾的说法:伟业被幼年的过失折磨着,心理专家认为他患了精神分裂症;或者,这个警察中了一些坏的巫术。

The movie begins with a ritual invocation to the Demon King, a figure from Chinese folklore. Hon’s accomplices are followers of the nasty spirit and wear ominous demon masks when they steal a slew of diamonds. The crooks’ darkly picturesque hangouts include mortuaries and crematoriums.

电影的序幕,是一场向祈求鬼王(一个来自中国民俗的人物)的仪式。韩江的同伙都是这个邪恶信仰的追随者,他们在偷窃一堆钻石时也带着象征恶兆的鬼面具。这些恶棍的秘密而独特的巢穴包括太平间和火葬场。

Lam doesn’t insist that a supernatural rationale for Dave’s breakdown is any more plausible than a scientific one. But the director heightens the occult atmosphere by including several eerie ceremonies that commemorate the dead with traditional rituals and music. The latter is picked up by Leo Ko’s clanging score, which is suitably nerve-rattling.

林超贤并不认为伟业的崩溃来自于超自然的原理,也不认为这比科学原因更可信。但是导演却又刻意渲染神秘氛围,他增加了一些用传统习俗和音乐祭奠死人的诡异仪式的场景。音乐是古巨基弄出的铿锵的划痕声,相应地使人的神经也随之嘎嘎响着。(音乐是古巨基制作的铿锵的配乐,的确令人精神紧张

Some of Dave’s repressed memories involve fire, a motif of the policeman’s nightmares and hallucinations. Flame, often fueled by gasoline, also features in spectacular action sequences. The blazes are not purifying, though. When “That Demon Within” finally burns down, all that’s left is char and ash.

伟业的压抑记忆中包括火光,象征着这名警察的噩梦和幻觉。火焰,通常由汽油燃起,也是精品动作片的常用的意象。但是这些火焰却没有提纯。当《魔警》中火焰渐熄,却只剩下炭迹与灰烬。


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