Friday, August 19, 2016

Rise of the Legend (2014)

Watching a film about Wong Kei-Hung requires a suspension of disbelief, because of factual embellishments or fabrications. However, against all odds, Rise of the Legend, which was sold as a reboot of the Wong Fei-Hung series for the twenty-first century, turns out to be a pleasant entertainment.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Last Egg (Gái già lắm chiêu) (2016)

To launch my blog about films of any nationality you might overlook, let's begin with a Vietnamese film! My general impression is that Vietnamese movie makers seem more concerned about making money than actually making good films. The Last Egg is a living proof that Vietnam still has a long way to go in order to produce films that are entertaining AND good the way Korea does it.