Animal World

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  • NR
  • 2018
  • 2 hr 12 min
  • 6.5  (4,897)

Animal World is a Chinese action thriller movie that revolves around gambling and survival. It is directed by Han Yan and stars Yifeng Li, Yunhe Yi, and Bingkun Cao. The movie is adapted from the Japanese manga, "Ultimate Survivor Kaiji." The protagonist, Zheng Kaisi (Yifeng Li), is a young man living in poverty. He has a rocky relationship with his mother and is in debt to loan sharks. One day, he receives an invite to participate in a gambling competition on a cruise ship. Desperate for money, he decides to accept the invitation.

The gambling competition is set up by an enigmatic figure named Anderson (Michael Douglas). The competition has a grand prize of 5 million dollars, which is incredibly tempting to Zheng Kaisi. The gambling games on the ship are not your average casino games. They are designed to be lethal and put the contestants' lives at risk.

Zheng Kaisi finds himself not only fighting for the grand prize but also for his life. He is forced to not only beat his opponents in the games but also get through each game alive. The movie shows Zheng Kaisi's transformation from a timid youth into a fierce warrior. He is forced to think creatively and use his intelligence to survive, even when the odds are against him.

Accompanying Zheng Kaisi on his journey is the character of Liu Qing (Yunhe Yi), a woman who is also a participant in the competition. Together they form an unlikely alliance and work together to survive the dangerous games.

The movie has a unique blend of action, drama, and suspense. It keeps the audience on their toes throughout and has some unexpected twists that keep the audience engaged. The cinematography and special effects are top-notch, and the movie is visually stunning.

The performances in the movie are excellent. Yifeng Li portrays Zheng Kaisi with incredible depth and nuance. His character arc from hopelessness to survivalist is incredibly well done. Yunhe Yi's character, Liu Qing, is a strong complement to Zheng Kaisi. She is fierce, independent, and resourceful.

Bingkun Cao portrays Michael Douglas' character, Anderson. His performance is understated but powerful. He plays the role of the enigmatic puppetmaster to perfection.

Animal World is not just a movie about gambling and survival. It explores themes of hopelessness, desperation, and redemption. It shows that even in the darkest of times, there is still light to be found. It is a movie that will resonate with audiences, and leave them thinking long after the credits have rolled.

Overall, Animal World is a must-watch for fans of action and thriller movies. It is a movie that transcends language barriers and cultural differences. Its themes and message are universal, and it is a movie that is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who watch it.

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    6.5  (4,897)