There’s a new movie on the block and it is on its way to knocking off its fellow competitors. It only premiered two nights ago in China on Thursday and on Thursday alone it grossed RMB 74.0 million which enough for it to knock Tiny Times 3.0 off its reign as king. It was only today that I heard about the release of Continent and I can’t believe that I didn’t hear about it sooner considering that it does star some big names both on-screens and off-screens. Directed and penned by multi-talented director, professional rally driver, screenwriter, blogger, author, singer and entrepreneur Han Han, Continent is a tale about three men from an East China island going on a road trip across the continent (hence the name, ahaha) while fulfilling some of their personal goals along the way. On the way they encounter a variety of people and they create numerous memories together but little did they that this journey would have completely changed the trajectory of their lives. Continent takes on a nostalgic path and really grips emotions through its intricate telling of friendship, affection and challenges that connects these three men together.
When I say that Continent has some big names, I mean it has big names. It stars Feng Shao Feng, Bolin Chen and Wallace Chung who are literally the Brad Pitt of China and Taiwan. The guys play some pretty ragged and rough men in the movie and while this might not be their most attractive sight, they’re still pretty handsome at looking not handsome. Their leading ladies are Chen Qiao En and Wang Luo Dan. CQE plays FSF and Bolin’s village neighbour while Luo Dan plays a con artist who tries to bluffs her way by pulling some impressive lies. Together, this ensemble cast are really something to watch for. Each of these leads have very powerful acting skills in one way or another. They are all capable of carry a movie on their own but put them five together and what you have is a very very powerful movie. Check out the trailers below which is hefty to emotions in just 60 short seconds.
You should also check out this adorable BTS. It looks so warm and packed full of happiness!
Oh, and check out some of the songs being played in the movie. Pu Shu sings the theme song “Ordinary Road” while G.E.M Tang sing the insert song by the same name of “Continent”.