美人鱼 (Meĭrényú), “The Mermaid” is a 2016 smash hit movie directed by Zhōu Xīngchí, and one of the highest-grossing Chinese films of all time.
The fantasy comedy is loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, featuring a beautiful young mermaid who falls in love with a man – but with significant differences.
The lucky guy isn’t a sweet prince, but a selfish business tycoon with plans to destroy all the mermaids – and she isn’t just any other lass longing for legs – she’s sent by her downtrodden people to assassinate him! Of course they fall in love.
This is obviously complicated. Other highlights include a vengeful octopus ringleader, a crazy businessman with a jetpack, and an A+ funny scene where the businessman tries to explain to the incredulous police that he has seen a real mermaid.
We won’t tell you how it ends, but it’s exciting all the way.
Note how the fourth dot under the 魚 is actually a fish tail! Amazing! Baidu Baike