What the HELL is White Snake?

2021 Хул 29-нд
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This was a beautiful Chinese animated film but it made me ask a lot of questions like "was this meant for kids?" cause the movie was rated for 7 year olds and up on Amazon but lemme tell ya...there's a LOT of spicy stuff in this film that would not fly in a Disney movie lol

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  • Yp but the bread winner has some heavy topics and the way it ends sheesh

    Mr peabody 569Mr peabody 56916 цагийн өмнө
  • Yep white snake I watched it in China

    Raymonticon SiRaymonticon Si17 цагийн өмнө
  • I watched this movie on a plane to China, but forgot the name of it :') Thank you for making this

    bookwormmaddybookwormmaddyӨдрийн өмнө
  • Actually yes, Chinese action movies do prefer very fast paced action with absurd movements. It's actually one of the things the Mulan live action actually faithfully followed, however it was something that Westerners, or people who weren't that familiar with Chinese cinema, didn't understand. I forgot, but there's a term for it

    Tyrn TlmTyrn TlmӨдрийн өмнө
  • Heyyy cam you make a list of your favourite chinese or non-American animated films?

    MicaMicaӨдрийн өмнө

    Doctor H.M.LDoctor H.M.LӨдрийн өмнө
  • White Snake is music for mommies and daddies.

    Fizzy SheepFizzy Sheep7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Enrico Pucci: Interesting

    Mr PersonMr Person8 өдрийн өмнө
  • Whitesnake is a jojo stand lol

    Jason StephensJason Stephens12 өдрийн өмнө
  • Lmao im laughing at the fact that nezha is not pronounced that way. I watched it, my dad told me the story, etc lol. It’s a chinese name so imma not say anything

    GalaxyFires313PlayzGalaxyFires313Playz14 өдрийн өмнө
  • "he reincarnates as samurai jack" really got me, wow.

    merkittenmerkitten14 өдрийн өмнө
  • *The General Car Insurance* I get that reference!

    Damian HandyDamian Handy15 өдрийн өмнө
  • So... they made a 3d animated film of an eponymous old 2d animated film?

    ChaosContrlChaosContrl16 өдрийн өмнө
  • NOPE Not for kids AT ALL very cute and promising begginning that goes down hill and then proceeds to roll off a cliff.

    sthiel126sthiel12617 өдрийн өмнө
  • *Me who watched this as a kid and didn't bother to think much and just liked the movie*

    ꧁AJK Wonders꧂꧁AJK Wonders꧂18 өдрийн өмнө
  • Jojo fans: disco....

    Joe KujoeJoe Kujoe19 өдрийн өмнө
  • If you get White Snake on like disc, they have a interview with Zhao and he outright said the film wasn't for kids. That china was finally pushing away from just being for little kids. The whole point of the story is that he's kinda boring, this is a story about HER, about blanca. It's to explain why she loves him in the future, being that he helped save her numerous times. There's a big difference between the concept of this is OUR story and this is MY story. For the feeling of the soap opera-ness I mean there's like 50 billion different soap opera versions of white snake. The whoe thing is a prequel for the folklore that has never really existed. The 1000 year gap at the very end of the film is the start of the folklore story, she already has all these feelings, and he's kind of a boring useless man, there's no reason why she should love him, this was simply to explain a concept of why.

    darkmikasonfiredarkmikasonfire19 өдрийн өмнө
  • I don't know why I can't send my comment, I actually did some research on Chinese animation, the Chinese animation industry started in 1942 and influenced Osamu Tezuka and Hayao Miyazaki, but after the reform and opening up, the animation production factories changed to private companies, which led to them not being able to maintain the high quality production they had before

    black wongblack wong20 өдрийн өмнө
    • At that time, China was undergoing reform and opening up, and the animation production factories were changed from state-run enterprises led by CCP to private enterprises, so Shanghai wanted to learn from Miyazaki about the experience of piece-rate pay, which was a great disappointment to Miyazaki and Takahata Isao. In an interview with a Chinese journalist in 2014, Takahata said, "Miyazaki's disappointment with China is unparalleled. I was the same at this point. Because we had a lot of respect for the Shanghai Animation Film Studio, I didn't realize that this was all they executives cared about. Once the piecework is paid, no more films of the Chinese style can be made." As a matter of fact, after Shanghai Animation Film Studio became a private enterprise, it never produced any good works, and Chinese animation was in a long-term slump, so in the Chinese view, Chinese animation now is not "starting to catch up", but "renaissance".

      black wongblack wong20 өдрийн өмнө
    • The first Chinese animated film, "tie shan gong zhu" (Princess Iron Fan), produced in 1942, even influenced Osamu Tezuka, who later made a special trip to Shanghai to interview animator Wan Lai Ming. Hayao Miyazaki was also influenced by Chinese animation, especially the ink animation made in Shanghai that amazed him. Interestingly, Miyazaki was once influenced by an animation produced by Toei, which was the Japanese adaptation of the "Legend of the White Snake" animation. Miyazaki later presented the film of "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind" to Shanghai Animation Film Studio in the hope that he could discuss business with them.

      black wongblack wong20 өдрийн өмнө
  • the powerhouse vs the new comer

    wrecked funtimefoxywrecked funtimefoxy20 өдрийн өмнө
  • pixar: yo lets make our movies have full ray tracing it would look good ray tracing: thank you i have gone on as a example of what your movies would've looked like later pixar: im still around im not dying any time soon

    wrecked funtimefoxywrecked funtimefoxy20 өдрийн өмнө
  • I watched this movie and I skipped the inappropriate parts ;w;

    Lea YT UwULea YT UwU20 өдрийн өмнө
  • 10:09 No one gonna talk about the N word?

    Alejandro OchoaAlejandro Ochoa20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Is that a jojo reference?

    gamingtimegamingtime20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Omg. I died at 8:37 LMFAOOO

    C.Jewel VlogsC.Jewel Vlogs21 өдрийн өмнө
  • Is that a jojo reference?

    CrunchyCubingCrunchyCubing22 өдрийн өмнө
  • snake fetish? the movies about snakes thats like saying balto has a wolf fetish. also I'd ask if theres a snake fetish but this is the internet so thats a given

    Frankie NolanFrankie Nolan25 өдрийн өмнө
  • sanber said nezha the zh as ch

    Kurt gamingKurt gaming25 өдрийн өмнө
  • Bruh who thought of here I go again by white snake the band

    Luke LyallLuke Lyall26 өдрийн өмнө
  • jojo

    my name is l u k emy name is l u k e27 өдрийн өмнө
  • Oyoy they are making white snake season 2, I'm a chaneese soooo I know it, they said it maybe will be Done at idk, they said maybe 2023? Something like that

    Tepes KrulTepes Krul28 өдрийн өмнө
    • July 23 this year

      中流击水浪遏飞舟中流击水浪遏飞舟21 өдрийн өмнө
    • Ow I'm so exited at it, like it starts with da fox demon

      Tepes KrulTepes Krul28 өдрийн өмнө
  • You forgot the loli fetish. ...Which is not why I'm here.

    volarecantarevolarecantareСарын өмнө
  • white snake is a stand of JoJo's Bizzarre Adventure, why?

    Dapu32 ROBLOX.Dapu32 ROBLOX.Сарын өмнө

    ODST AT1ODST AT1Сарын өмнө
  • I watched both version, frankly. That's on you and the dub. Butchering the original story to suit a dub for a western audiences is frankly a crime. They changed the story so much that i thought I was listening a horrible abridge on a good movie. This is why I admired Japanese Animated Film, they DO NOT cater to western audiences. They tell their story and don't give in to western censorship. Anything that is aired by 4Kids is butchered to suit western audiences, and is horrible and pathetic at its best. I get that you do not understand world building like.....at all. You sure you can review movies here? You didn't even see the story came from the world, the world inside this film is a story. To me is a very simple love story of a mortal and a fiend(beast demon) and a person will sacrifice anything for his love one, in a world where two relationship is taboo.

    Mr D JMr D JСарын өмнө
  • I have watched a few chinese 3d animated movies and they all had a few things in common to this -beautiful animation -pretty-looking main characters(yeah i love animated characters what look conventionally pretty bc why not)) -boring hetero lovestory line just for the sake of it(would be better off without them, but im gay so i obviously wouldnt like it that much haha) -some kind of fantasy or rpg-ish setting -snakes and dragons everywhere -boring plot, but its all compensated by beautiful animation

    Shiki AmabeShiki AmabeСарын өмнө
  • All the issues mentioned here are so Chinese omg. Clunky dialogue? Pretty sure they hired a poor translator who wasn't allowed/didn't rewrite the typical cringey writing Chinese fiction loves. Pacing being off? So typical with 99% of Chinese stories. Bland characters? Welcome to 90% of characters in Chinese fiction. The only good characters are characters who'd been given at least 100 full chapters to develop. The animation does look nice. They've finally moved on from the MMORPG aesthetic, yay.

    StrawationStrawationСарын өмнө
  • Chinese movies! We truly are in a cultural cold war

    Steffplays MappingSteffplays MappingСарын өмнө
  • Pleeeeeease check out the legend of lou xia hei. i beg you.

    Poggle XIVPoggle XIVСарын өмнө
  • Nah. The general isn’t boomer stuff. It was around for some time.

    The Dark Lizardon XThe Dark Lizardon XСарын өмнө

    45 Potato45 PotatoСарын өмнө
  • Yeah, my girls (11 and 7 year old) were unpleasantly surprised by that passionate scene with White Snake & Xuan. It is rated for 7+ on Prime. My $0.02 is that that rating is OFF.

    TalieTalieСарын өмнө
  • Summary of white snake myth mnnews.info/show/laaeyaiipaLUfGI/video.html mnnews.info/show/nbBvybKKrpTPg3c/video.html There you go

    dragoncatoverlorddragoncatoverlordСарын өмнө
  • Saber! If you're interested in a really good chinese movie you should totally watch "Legend of Hei" from 2019, the animation, story and characters are great! It became one of my favorite movies ever

    Sexy DangoSexy DangoСарын өмнө
  • 6:50 a prequel ? Good. Now when is the prequel sequel going to be released ?

    Darkdraco002Darkdraco002Сарын өмнө
  • What is it ? ART. And admittedly i had a couple questions but understood what i watched. And I'm a born and raised floridian. Either way i think this is my favorite movie now.

    Darkdraco002Darkdraco002Сарын өмнө
  • Ngl but white snake is the best-

    ♡ᏦᏬᏒᎾᎷᎨ♡²♡ᏦᏬᏒᎾᎷᎨ♡²Сарын өмнө
  • white snake pucci heheheheehehehehehehe

    Tah TabTah TabСарын өмнө
  • Its 666 plus with hell oh noo

    StephenStephenСарын өмнө
  • I was actually thinking of watching this one! I didn't even know Saberspark had reviewed it.

    Ditto 73Ditto 73Сарын өмнө
  • Too see this movie and understand it. You need to see to tv show. Like the creators of the movie said it a prequel.

    Pazuzu DeamonPazuzu DeamonСарын өмнө
  • Well I am already going to say that they Chinese government is just evil and must be stopped

    A DogA DogСарын өмнө
  • Luckily this was not Disney, and kids in China are not subdued to political correctness and are more allowed. By the way, Kungfu Panda was really not that much of a big deal in China, they are fed loads of animation from homegrown or from japan for decades, so they have been spoiled with animated films.

    GenericOpinionGenericOpinionСарын өмнө
  • Implied sex is nbd in China, they have a much healthier attitude around sexuality in most regards. The fact there was violence on this level is actually surprising though, they censor violence the same way the west censors sexuality.

    The SpiderThe SpiderСарын өмнө
  • Please, for the love of animation, REVIEW NE ZHA!

    The Lost ConcertsThe Lost ConcertsСарын өмнө
  • Nezha was one of the best movies ive ever watched. Me and my family were just mind blown by the story line and how it looked.

    FernzZeyFernzZeyСарын өмнө
  • 1:56 the background music...

    poppet is a treepoppet is a treeСарын өмнө
  • You should do dragon nest

    Lowell DejitoLowell DejitoСарын өмнө
  • Getting more rivals in animation should do great. Like anime rivals, it’s better for the growth of both parties

    BlaizeBlaizeСарын өмнө
  • Fast action worked in 1989

    Parody5GamingParody5GamingСарын өмнө
  • 0:46 shrek 5 looks good

    Parody5GamingParody5GamingСарын өмнө
  • So when is the CCP video coming? I'm rather interested in seeing your take on it.

    LoreNut NorLoreNut NorСарын өмнө
  • The general commercials still air, even on MNnews. Everyone just uses AD blockers these days =b

    ScarfFox and FriendsScarfFox and Friends2 сарын өмнө
  • Having watched both the 2019 & Light Chaser's new Nezha retellings, I really like the way these films operate with the assumption that you already know the legend. As an outsider, comparing adaptations for hints has been a lot of fun. It makes me want to learn more about the original stories. I don't like when western films explain their references, so I doubt I'd enjoy a Chinese movie that tries to handhold foreign audiences.

    IndybotIndybot2 сарын өмнө
  • Some of this was also the plot of A Chinese Ghost Story. Hell, even the visuals are similar.

    OberonjamesOberonjames2 сарын өмнө
  • 10:47 Christian parents when they found out their child is a furry

    Webber mainWebber main2 сарын өмнө
  • That movie is so pervert

    Hu familyHu family2 сарын өмнө

    Duwang KingDuwang King2 сарын өмнө
  • Kiss saves Christmas

    Joe dirtJoe dirt2 сарын өмнө
  • It’s not Chinese like fast pace actions, it just the budget isn’t enough to finish better scene. Also story board is not strength of Light Chasing, if you watch all their work

    Judy ZhuJudy Zhu2 сарын өмнө
  • I just finished watching nezha and its actually really good plsss review it!

    KeirahTKeirahT2 сарын өмнө
  • Why do I feel like there is gonna be a jojo comment in here

    Just a guy on youtubeJust a guy on youtube2 сарын өмнө
  • 1:59 All of them.

    WeebXanaxWeebXanax2 сарын өмнө
  • Lol he comes back as samurai jack

    Aaron MallettAaron Mallett2 сарын өмнө
  • Do you... Believe in gravity?

    over9000 tousandover9000 tousand2 сарын өмнө
  • What about it's other sequels "Sea Moon" and "Maiden Heaven"?

    Mugiwara DarwinMugiwara Darwin2 сарын өмнө
  • I always wanted to watch it but I don't know where to find it :(

    Watermelon MeadowWatermelon Meadow2 сарын өмнө
  • 11:12 Wait a second... DID HE JUST SAY WINGED HUSSARS?! Wtf what would winged hussars be doing in a movie about a Chinese snake demon? This is probably the closest thing to a heart attack that I've had this year so far

    Izabella YT TVIzabella YT TV2 сарын өмнө

      Sawyer JohnstonSawyer Johnston2 сарын өмнө
  • " Drill more into the sisters and what they're about. " In fact, let's just cut out the middle man. Drill the sisters.

    CoryllaCorylla2 сарын өмнө
  • I saw the California Republic flag and reflexively said " Patrolling the Mojave almost makes you wish for a nuclear winter. "

    CoryllaCorylla2 сарын өмнө
  • i just realized that one of saber's poses have 4 fingers in one hand and 3 on the other, help

    BlueBlue2 сарын өмнө
  • Bruh i just wanted to see jojo white snake

    This guy Has jashinThis guy Has jashin2 сарын өмнө
  • From my experience watching Chinese animations (mostly what I've seen from this studio), they seem to be more style vs substance. Idk if, like you said, its cultural difference that make me value different things when it comes to characters and story telling, but I feel like this studio is so close to making some really good movies.

    IrishxlilyIrishxlily2 сарын өмнө
  • My dad buy me this once when l was a kid and is not for kids me and my dad though is for kids but actually there's a gross scene

    Syania NardeliyaSyania Nardeliya2 сарын өмнө
  • Hehe its a disney version of adult content

    Mayon GoMayon Go2 сарын өмнө
  • 故事被改编的更现代化,原著里青蛇是雄性,自愿跟随在白蛇身边。因为中国人一般都熟知这个故事,所以我们都比较快的接受新的人物设定。大家能喜欢真的太好了,因为我在电影院看的时候哭了(damn)!

    無碼騎士無碼騎士2 сарын өмнө
  • I knew who you were referencing!!

    jnerdsblogjnerdsblog2 сарын өмнө
  • China is only catching up because they steal IP from the US and other nations

    PorkinsHoldItPorkinsHoldIt2 сарын өмнө
    • Any company that does business in China are required to give up some of their IP rights by law. They all realize this and do business there anyway.

      angelfox123456angelfox12345613 цагийн өмнө
  • Sounds like a van helsing falling in love with a vampire type dynamic. Should've definitely explored that more. Beautiful looking film though

    Amberlin McHughAmberlin McHugh3 сарын өмнө
  • Please do Nezha!

    Blossom49451Blossom494513 сарын өмнө
    • Watching that on Netflix right now... New Gods: Nezha Reborn Imagine The Legend of Korra rendered in CGI

      iwasanangryyoungmaniwasanangryyoungman2 сарын өмнө
  • Omg the animation and design in this movie is so BEAUTIFUL 🤩

    Jazzmin WilsonJazzmin Wilson3 сарын өмнө
  • Us white snake is a stand from the show jojo’s bizarre adventure part 6 stone ocean

    XenonYTXenonYT3 сарын өмнө
  • This is probably one of the first actually good adult cgi cartoons ngl-

    Corey HeheCorey Hehe3 сарын өмнө
  • okay i love the design for the workshop demon girl? with the human and fox faces on opposite sides of her head. that's cool as hell

    QhaZombQhaZomb3 сарын өмнө
  • The target was domestic market, maybe that's why some part of it feels confusing for diff-culture viewers. It's still a good movie and I watched it twice.

    XianyaXianya3 сарын өмнө
  • I’m getting demon slayer vibes.

    bleachchill’s Live-streamsbleachchill’s Live-streams3 сарын өмнө
  • Each orver the moon it is the werst

    Sarah FreySarah Frey3 сарын өмнө
  • *Do you believe in gravity?*

    ClocksClocks3 сарын өмнө
  • Don't forget Spain, with their movies such as Klaus and Nocturna.

    Li Dragonwolf The Cartoon KidLi Dragonwolf The Cartoon Kid3 сарын өмнө
  • this guy should review una película de huevos it’s a movie about eggs

    burnout necromancer 666burnout necromancer 6663 сарын өмнө
  • What was a bit stupid, again, at the end was when Shen|Swen saved Blanka. He used the special device to stop the red snakes and killed them then rushed into the ice with her. He could stop the machine, since he knows how to use it and wouldn't HAVE TO sacrifice himself to save her. yes it was noble to protect her and all BUT Shen could stop the device and saved both of them. Guess he forgot about it :S He's kind although should be more careful!

    Miss MangasMiss Mangas3 сарын өмнө