The Great Wall (2016)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) “Tao-Ties” – A monster for future spin-off movies.
2) Action packed entertainment with high production value.

 
Cons –

 

1) Boss-fight – too mediocre for such huge built-up.

 
Quote –

 
“William : I’m alive today because I trust no one.”

You Are the Apple of My Eye (2011)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 0

Verdict – 3/5

 

 

Pros –

 

1) The text-book slip scene
2) The climactic groom kissng scene

 

Cons –

 

1) Average romantic story
Quote –
“People always say that the most wonderful time of a relationship happens before it really happens. When two people are together, the magic vanishes easily.”

SPL: Sha Po Lang (2005)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 5/5

 
Pros –

1) Boss Fight : Donnie Yen vs Sammo Hung
2) Wu Jing as knife wielding “Jack”.
3) Somewhere between “Copland” & “LA Confidential”
4) Father’s Day sub-plot

 

Cons –

 

1) Nothing extra-ordinary ; average fight scenes
Quote –
“Even if you have the chance, you can’t fight your fate.”

Dance of the Drunken Mantis (1979)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –

1) Beggar So : family introduction
2) Hwang Jang Lee as Rubber Legs : and the Drunk Mantis music
3) The Grand Duel : Beggar So Vs Rubber Legs
4) Revelation of a astonishing mythology : “Books, Magic, Sickness and Wine”
5) Linda Lin Ying as Beggar So’s wife

Cons –

1) Yuen Shun-yee as Foggy

Quote –

“He’s like a dragon – he exists, but no one knows where.”

Ip Man 3 (2015)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 0/5

Pros –

1) Zhang Jin as Cheung Tin-chi the jinrikisha puller

Cons –

1) Lacking a good story or the emotional factor
2) Dying Wife angle
3) Tyson’s bad acting
4) No epic / worth remembering fight sequences
5) No antagonist
6) Bruce Lee’s angle wasted ; poorly written

Quote –

“Nothing is more important than being around your loved ones.”