Following a record-breaking release in the mainland last summer, which ended with Nezha crossing US$700 million to become the second most successful film of all time at China’s domestic box office, Hong Kong audiences now get the chance to experience Jiaozi’s animated fantasy blockbuster for themselves. Very loosely inspired by Xu Zhonglin’s 16th century novel, Investiture of the Gods, Nezha tells the origin story of the eponymous mythological hero, who was possessed by a demon before he was even born, but grew to become a fearsome immortal, and protector of his homeland.
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