Being a kid during the early 2000s has its advantages as we witnessed the transitioning of technology while still experiencing the joys of playing outside. But another perk we have is that we grew up with some of the most iconic movies we have today.
Here are some of the Chinese movies that kids who grew up in the 2000s can relate to:
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Despite having its live-action, no one could ever replace the impact that the animated movie has brought us with its iconic songs like “Reflection” and its witty characters.
“Mulan“ may be an English-language movie, but the movie is based on a well-known poem in China called the “Ballad of Mulan.” It does not, however, accurately depict the story in the ballad as it did not contain a hot general, ancestral spirits, or a dragon.
The Secret of the Magic Gourd (2007)
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For those Disney channel lovers out there, you may have watched this film during the daily 7 p.m. film viewing.
“The Secret of the Magic Gourd“ is known to be the “first CGI/animation full-length feature produced for the Chinese mainland market.” It’s all about a kid named Wang Bao who found a magical gourd who can grant him wishes.
Although the movie may look appealing for its fantastical features, it was not eye-catching for the public to truly appreciate it. Nevertheless, it still brings back childhood memories.
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“CJ7“ is known for featuring one of the cutest-looking alien characters that no one can ever forget. It is also one of those heartbreaking movies that can make anyone shed a tear.
This movie is all about a boy named Xiaodi Zhou who was constantly being discriminated against in school for being poor. Little did he know his life would change forever after meeting a cuddly alien who has supernatural abilities.
A fun fact about this movie, the actor who portrayed the boy is a girl in real life.
The Karate Kid (2010)
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And yes, we cannot end this list without featuring a Kung Fu movie.
There are many reboots made for the film “The Karate Kid,” but we can never forget the one that featured Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, and the song “Never Say Never” by Justin Beiber.
The story is about Dre, who migrated to Beijing after his mother was offered a job there. He met Mr. Han, an old Kung Fu master, who saved him from bullies and eventually became his trainer.