23 August 2014


I can't believe I haven't posted about this movie but I guess I have really been very busy all these weeks until today when I am down with flu and can find some time to do some posting.

Huang and Fan
Starring Fan Bingbing, Huang Xiaoming, Vincent Zhao Wenzhuo, the movie started promising but slowly degraded into mayhem because it was so badly scripted that even guest star Cecilia Yip and Tsui Hark as artistic director could not save it. 

The plot was a complete mess with the interwoven storyline that couldn't quite decide whether it wants to be a love story, wuxia period drama etc. The characters were largely superficially portrayed without any depth, hence you don't feel anything towards them even when they were killed off in the battles. Even the love between Fan and Huang was unconvincing and it was unbelievable how the wolf-raised Lian Nishang could just fall hopelessly in love with Zhuo Yihang so easily and again out of love with her hair turned white just as easily for purely dramatic effect.

The previous 1980's version with the late Leslie Cheung and Brigitte Lin Chinghsia is still the classic.

A bambi eyed Fan

Vincent Zhao was the villain this time round