4 Movies Hitting Chinese Theaters in April 2019

By That's, April 4, 2019

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There aren't a lot of international releases this month, but with a blockbuster on the radar and some interesting animated films on screen, there’s still enough to keep you busy.*


Apr 5: Shazam!

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Image via X Studio/IMDB

As the newest installment in the DC Extended Universe, the release marks Shazam’s first feature film appearance since 1941. After a run-in with a wizard, young orphan Billy Batson (Asher Angel) finds that he can transform into an adult superhero (played by Zachary Levi) simply by saying the magic word – Shazam! With the help of his foster brother, Billy now has to learn how to put his newfound superpower to good use. But with great power comes great responsibility and, unlike most 14 year olds, Billy is tasked with defeating the dangerous super villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana. 


Apr 5: Wukong’s Christmas Adventures

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Screengrab via Vimeo

With so few English-language movies showing in China this month, now’s the perfect opportunity to check out one of the many domestic films hitting the silver screens. In this animated holiday special, you’ll find familiar faces like Rudolph and Santa Claus, but don’t expect a classic Christmas narrative. Connecting Eastern and Western traditions, values and holiday customs, this is a lighthearted film about family, friendship and cross-cultural understanding. Check your local cinema for showings with English subtitles. 


Apr 13: Tall Tales from the Magical Garden of Antoon Krings

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Image via Bidibul Productions/IMDB

While you're waiting for Toy Story 4 to come out in June, why not check out this quirky French film from 2017 which is making its Chinese debut. Starring the voices of Justin Long, Kev Adams, Anne Tilloy and Céline Melloul, this funny flick about a troublesome cricket who gets framed for kidnapping the queen bee is based on an acclaimed French book series, and is here just in time to satiate your animation fix.


Apr 24: Avengers: Endgame

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Image via Marvel Studios/IMDB

The new Avengers film is inarguably the biggest release of the month, getting its China release before the US. Like, two days before! No kidding! The sequel to Infinity War, Endgame sees the remaining Avengers reassemble to restore the world that bad guy Thanos has destroyed.


[Cover image via Marvel Studios/IMDB]

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