11导读：继电影《画皮》后，导演陈嘉上于今年国庆档推出《画壁》，解读情爱纠葛，还顺便映射(insinuate)了一下社会现实。影片上映后争议不断，观众对该片更是褒贬不一。1Mural explores the fine line between heaven and hell, when a small false step in love may lead you to a different world.1电影《画壁》很好地找到了天堂与地狱之间的区别，情爱中哪怕只是走错一小步，都会有一念天堂，一念地狱的差别。1“The movie consists of a love classroom. It’s about how to make choices with the heart,” director Gordon Chan was quoted as saying.1引述导演陈嘉上的话说，“这部电影包含一个爱情课堂。它告诉世人如何用心去抉择。”1 1“love should not be an investment, it has to be in the purest sense.”1“爱情不是投资，它必须是最纯洁的情感。”1 1It is based on the sixth article of the classic novel Strange Stories of a Chinese Studio, written by Pu Songling during the early Qing Dynasty.1电影取材于清朝初期由蒲松龄创作的经典小说《聊斋志异》中的第六篇。1 1The movie traces the adventures of three men lured into a world of fairies and demons. A poor intellectual Zhu Xiaolian (Deng Chao) and his servant visit the capital to take an examination, but they stray and fall into a fight with a bandit, Meng Longtan.1电影讲述了三个男人误入一个充斥着仙女与魔鬼的仙境的冒险故事。穷苦书生朱孝廉（邓超饰）和他的书童进京赶考，不料迷路，并与山贼孟龙潭发生争执。1 1A monk tries to settle their dispute. In an ancient temple, they see a mural on the wall. Through it, the males enter a fantasy realm inhabited by a group of beautiful fairies.1一个和尚试图从中劝和。他们在一座古寺里发现一幅壁画。三人误入其中，来到一处生活着一群美丽仙女的奇幻国度。1 1The men’s arrival stirs the love interest of the fairies, and disrupts the order of fairyland. Their friendship is also put to the test, with human desire triggering a celestial battle. Zhu himself gets tangled in a love dilemma.1男人的到来激起了仙女们的爱慕之心，也打乱了仙境的秩序。同时仙女们的友情也受到了考验，人性的欲望引发了一场仙界的战争。朱孝廉自己也陷入了爱情的困境，难以脱身。1 1The movie claims to be a sequel to the previous hit Painted Skin. Instead of focusing on the love triangle within marriage, the Mural deals with a broader range of relationships. It attempts to reflect modern perceptions of love.1《画壁》号称是上一部大热影片《画皮》的续集。它阐释的是更为广义的情爱关系，而不仅仅只是局限于婚姻里的三角恋情。它试图反映出现代人的爱情观念。1 1However, not everyone buys into the director’s trick of adapting a classic story into something new.1然而，对于该片导演将古典故事改编变脸这一“伎俩”，并非人人都买账。1 1Some viewers have complained that the key message of the movie is blurred, because it is trying to say too many things at once and none of them is clear enough. It seems that countless characters and diverging plotlines are also distracting.1一些观众抱怨道该片所传达出的关键信息含糊不清，因为它一直在尝试同时讲述过多的事物，但又没有一样足够清晰。似乎多到数不清的人物角色以及发散的情节主线也令人感到纷繁杂乱。1 1But the movie does offer elements of humor and laughter. Mural is considered the cinematic version of the popular TV program If You Are the One: fairies make comments about their pals and the male counterparts pick their favorite wife candidates.1但这部电影确实还是带有幽默元素和众多笑点的。《画壁》被认为是热门电视节目《非诚勿扰》的电影版：仙女们评点她们的男子，而男性们则要挑选他们最中意的妻子人选。1 1The script sounds very modern in contrast. “Men need to have a career,” said the fairy Shaoyao (Sun Li) at the end of the story.
.A fine line between heaven and hell 《画壁》：一场神话版的《非诚勿扰》文章来源头牌英语[实用英语]