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The Chinese fantasy film Super Me released on June 28, 2019. It was acquired by Netflix and premiered on May 8, 2021.
The film starts with screenwriter Sang Yu (played by Darren Wang). He struggles to make a script because of his persistent insomnia. After being rescued by an elderly food vendor, Sang realizes that he has a power: stealing valuable treasures from a monster in his dreams before receiving the final blow. When he wakes up, valuable treasures appear and he pawns them off for sooooo much money. As he tries to win the heart of childhood friend Hua’er (played by Song Jia), Sang finds trouble with a local gangster as well as disturbing thoughts about his travels to the dream world…
This film has an original plot but fell flat at the end. It tries to send a mind-fuck vibe to the viewer at the end but it can be interpreted as a way for a possible sequel. However, there is a moral tale behind the flat ending if you think about it: do you have to be rich to have a good life and, if the answer is yes, how much of your life will it cost to get there? That’s something to think about despite the Dorian Gray setup.
Give this film a watch before moving on. Otherwise, the visuals and character development are the only good things that hold a flat film together.