I tried watching Longman Leung and Sunny Luk’s Cold War but just couldn’t get into it. I found the direction a little too showy and it seemed as if every scene consisted of characters yelling at other.
I tried watching Helios, the duo’s sophomore directorial effort but again did not get far. I found the same kind of showiness in the direction but less yelling this time around, so that’s an improvement. Even with the always solid Nick Cheung, the movie just felt over stuff and incoherent at times.
I went into Derek Kwok’s Full Strike expecting an insane Hong Kong style remake of Dodge Ball but with badminton and don’t quite know what I ended up watching.
It’s not poorly made and the actors are all game (Ekin Cheng, Josie Ho, Edmond Leung, Ronald Cheng) but for some reason the entire movie is just kind of dull. It’s so middle of the road I can’t even come up with the energy to finish this review.
Sorry I’ll do better next time.
It has been awhile hasn’t it?
Let’s see what has happen to the world of Asian cinema, since this blog went dormant.
- China has played a more active role in shaping the content of films, especially the ones from Hong Kong.
- Sex and Zen 3D happened.
- Chow Yun Fat made his triumph return to Hong Kong cinema.
- Nick Cheung finally became a household name.
- Louis Koo decided that he would star in absolutely everything.
- Wong Jing now peddling his brand of smut in the mainland.
- Shawn Yue providing perhaps he’s not the leading man everyone thought he was destined to be.
- Jaycee going to jail.
- Paul and Kevin breaking up and getting back together!
- Kenneth and his podcast turning 200!
- From Vegas to Macau (ugh)
- From Vegas to Macau II (ugh)
- Grandmasters finally made it’s way to the theaters.
- Jackie Chan is still an asshole.
- The immediate rise and somewhat fall of Chapman To
- Jay Chou still can’t act.
- The anti-climatic return of…EDISON.
- Aaron Kwok still doing his acting thing
19. This fucker still hasn’t aged one bit
20. The Gigolo and Dominic Ho blows away the idea of double standards in Hong Kong Cinema.