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Thursday, February 7, 2008

CJ7 vs Kung Fu Dunk

CJ7 and Kung Fu Dunk both target the Chinese New Year season's movie. By the staring alone, you may think CJ7 has a slight edge with Stephen Chow name's is enough for an attraction to moviegoers. Kung Fu Dunk in the other hand staring by Jay Chow, Chen Bo Lin, Charlene Choi and Eric Tsang is also a strong casting.

I have watched both of these two movies at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. Overall, CJ7 is a bit below my expectation while Kung Fu Dunk is above my expectation. If you are in dilemma to chosse only one movie between this two, you may have some idea after reading this.

This movie is about a poor laborer father played by STEPHEN CHOW and his young son played by Xu Jiao. When a fascinating and strange new pet, CJ7 which come form another universe enters their lives, it is all the storyline started. Along the storyline, Kitty Zhang Yu Qi who played Miss Yuan as Xu Jiao teachers.
The story is really simple and to be honest, not much of comedian in this movie. You really can predict what will be happened next in the movie. Not much of surprise really. However, the visual effect of CJ7, the pet in the movie is cute and really enhance entertainment of this movie. Xu Jiao the young actress (who act as a boy in the movie) is actually the main character in this movie. The acting really add a lot of points for this movie.
Stephen Chow has said in the movie, "Although we are poor, but we aren't steal or rob,we ahve nothng to shame of. You must study harder, so that you can be someone that can contribute to society when you grow up". SOund faniliar of what your parents said to you whne you are still a child?
P/S: I notice this movie shooting is taken in ZheJiang Province.

Kung Fu Dunk
Shi-Jie (Jay Chou), grew up in a Martial Arts School. Hence he is well verse in Marital Arts especially Kung-fu. With his Kung-fu skills and his good reflex, Shi-Jie excels in basketball by mastering the slam dunk skill. On the pretext of helping Shi-Jie find his family, Wang-Li (Eric Tsang) invited him to join a university’s basketball team in hopes of making money of it. Along the way, Jay has falled in love with Charlene who is the sister of Chen Bo Lin, who is the cpatain of First University basketball team.
Don't put much hope of Jay acting to be honest. Charlene character in the movie is actually not important (She exists to attract more of her fans into cinema). The storyline is also predictable. However, the visual effects is quite good. The comedian is surprisngly better than CJ7. Eric Tsang, we all know a very experience actor really brings this should be a C+ movie up at least a class to B.
There is two version of Kung Fu Dunk. I have choosed the Mandarin version instead of the Cantonese version. I can tell you only Charlene is apeaking Cantonese in the movie. Yes, Eric Tsang also speaking Mandarin in the movie (he also speak some Canto in the movie). Of course, Jay fans will not want to see voice reaplced by a Canto one.


Joey said...

Honestly, CJ7 really disappointed me and Kung Fu Dunk is really more entertainment value than CJ7

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