Posts Tagged ‘Comedy’
Plot: Star Chow (Stephen Chow) is a SDU leader of the Hong Kong Police, highly skilled with his guns and fighting ability, but knows very little about team work. Because of his lack of teamwork, there is no other option than fire him. Chow begs for a second chance and ends up taking a very different assignment than usual. He has to go undercover in a college to find the whereabouts of a stolen pistol. The reason why he believes it maybe at the college is because a school trip took place the day it disappeared. However instead of going undercover as a teacher, Chow is going undercover as a student! Review: Stephen Chow tackles the life of a student in this wacky comedy. Now the cast includes Ng Man-Tat, as Chow's sidekick, who is trying to quit smoking so he is seen 'smoking' various substitutes, like a toothbrush or a piece of wood (which he some how manages to smoke!). Chow's main teacher, Miss Ho (Sharla Cheung) becomes Chows love interest and gives him the motivation to pass his classes. She even offers him after school tutoring. Chow's classmate Turtle Wong is the stereotypical class geek, who copies his homework for other students and pays off the bullies to leave him alone. But things change when Chow steps in. Roy Cheung makes an appearance as Big Teddy, a local triad boss whose younger brother is a student in Chow's class. As you can guess they are the main culprits for taking the gun. Story? Sure it's a little far fetched, but the movie is entertaining, seeing Stephen Chow being battered with a handful of chalk dusters or standing up to the class bullies! Ng Man-Tat even brings many comedy elements to the film; pretending to have Parkinson's Disease so he doesn't have to work hard, helping Sing cheat on his exam and so on. The film picks up the story in the last half where Sing steals a truck load of guns from Teddy Big and Teddy retaliates by going to the college and holding Sings classmates as hostages. This requires Chow to kick some butt! Final Thought, a great wacky comedy the chemistry between Stephen Chow and Ng Man-Tat is excellent as usual. Another classic Chow Sing-Chi movie! Enjoy!!
The lucky stars reunite again, Hooray! Kidstuff (Sammo Hung) has been asked from the police to investigate an international ammunition trade that involves two gangs. One is the Japanese underworld society that holds many stolen diamonds, and another he is the mysterious terrorist who owns an enormous amount of ammunition. Whilst visiting the police station he bumps into on of his friends from the orphanage, Quito (Sylvia Chang). As the two embrace each other in a friendly hug, some passing police officers get the wrong idea and decide to tell her husband, Albert (Karl Maka). Albert refuses to listen to Quito and attempts to battle Kidstuff, this soon leads to some very amusing scenes, including some pepper and tea. Even better when Kidstuff and Quito decide to dine together, but with Albert secretly hiding under their table. Kidstuff goes to visit his old childhood friends (Eric Tsang, Richard Ng, Stanley Fung & Miu Kiu Wai). Yet the past lucky stars want nothing to do with the police as they are proceeding with a life of crime! So Kidstuff begins looking for a new group of lucky stars! First off there is Top Dog (Alan Tam), he’s a natural with dogs, so natural he can actually speak to them. His character has the invariable and innocent look about him, but he is kindhearted. Fat Cat (Kent Cheng) the average lazy cop, who uses his gun and his badge to get his way. Although Kidstuff sways him to join the group by physically throwing money at him. Lambo (Andy Lau) the ass kicking member of the group. His introduction shows him participating in training exercise, where his character shows off some good martial arts and acrobatics. But he has the same faults as the rest of the group…women! Long Legs (Anthony Chan) and Libbogen (Billy Lau) are a couple of wimpy cops who run for the hills at the sight of danger. These two could be passed off as brothers by the similar appearances. The Lucky Stars group cant be complete with out the piece of eye candy ‘Yum Yum’ (Maria Tung Ling). A master of self defense and disguises. She is hired to teach the Stars everything she knows to them in two-three days. With out going into detail, Lucky Stars Go Places is silly, funny, humorous, naughty, a good laugh, anything that means the word comedy. This is a well worth a look at if you’re a fan of the Lucky Star films. Even though Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao aren’t in this movie, I don’t really think this would have suited them. But this is some entertaining harmless fun that any fan should enjoy.
Plot: Veteran Cop, Biu (Bill Tung) finds out he has bitten off more than he can chew when he attempts to apprehend a group of thugs making drugs in a warehouse. Biu seem's to have the upper hand until someone shoots him from behind. Since he never seen the face of his killer, the judge in heaven agree to let him into heaven if he admits his cause of death was Suicide, not murder. Biu can't let this lie, so he convinces the judge to let him return to the world and find his savour to avenge his death! Rookie Cop Sing (Stephen Chow) turns out to be savour to Biu and boy he isn't pleased. Biu decides to help Sing out by helping him win the heart of Ah Yuk (Vivian Chow), his bosses daughter. His Boss, Li Kam (Stanley Fung) was Biu's old partner and he's seems to be the keen praying to the gods, giving him some nifty powers. For example his super stretchy arms! Sing soon discovers that Biu's killer is the local gangster Lee Tang-Yang! Now with the killer discovered Sing and Kam must help Biu settle his debt with Yang, but it turns out Yang has something up his sleeve.. Review: Lau Sze-Yu delivers a delightful Supernatural Cop/Comedy with Hong Kong's King of Comedy - Stephen Chow. Equipped with the lovable Bill Tung and the grumpy Stanley Fung nothing can go wrong. Any familiar faces? Sex and Zen beauty Amy Yip makes a brief appearance as Kam's Superior. When Kam takes all the credit for a drug bust done by Sing, Uncle Biu casts a Lewd Spell (Love Spell) on Yip and she is all over Kam like butter on toast! Yet having your busty boss all over you doesn't sound that bad, until the spell wears off and she kicks his ass for groping her! The film could go along similar terms with Ricky Lau's "Where's Officer Tuba?" starring Sammo Hung and David Chiang. Both movies have a fight where the ghost helps the lead to do these magnificent flying moves, scaring the crap out of the enemy! Both that probably is the only similarities between the movies. Final thought a decent comedy film which should delight any Chow Sing-Chi fan!
Plot: Chow Siu-Lung (Stephen Chow), son of Chow Fei-Hung (Yuen Wah), Fei-Hung was a comrade of the late Bruce Lee, Fei-Hung admired him so much he even named his son after him (Bruce Chow Siu-Lung, using both his English first name and his Chinese name ‘Siu-Lung’). Now retired from his days as a stuntman he now runs a martial arts school on his ancestral land, Tai O. Chow who is a keen martial artist seems to have a stronger interest in Snooker instead of martial arts. He spends most of his time either playing Snooker, which doesn't impress Fei-Hung. When he is actually practicing martial arts he trains with his childhood friend Mo (Teresa Mo). Mo whose martial arts skills are superior to Chow has a bit of a crush for him, but he’s too slow to catch on. With the return of Fei-Hung’s god brother Yan (Leung Kar-Yan), Fei-Hung convinces Yan to take Chow over to Hong Kong and let him see what life is like in the real world. Yan, who really collects protection money in Hong Kong is actually quite bad at his job, it’s whether other gangs have taking the money first or clients refusing. Yan soon discovers Chow’s talent in snooker and decides to place bets on the side soon making both Chow and Yan very rich. Yan finds himself in trouble with a group of loan sharks (led by Shing Fui-On), Yan reasons with them and convinces them to organize a game of snooker with Chow and they could pick his opponent. The stakes are; if Chow wins, Yan's debt is cleared, if the sharks win, they win the rights to Fei-Hung’s ancestral land. Can Chow still win when he’s put under this pressure? Review: Another wacky Stephen Chow ‘Chinese New Year Movie’ (how do I know? At the end of the movie, Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah, Teresa Mo and Leung Kar-Yan wish you a happy new year!).The movie is great fun, whether it’s laughing at Chow falling a sleeping constantly or Chow worrying that he might have impregnated Mo by sticking his tongue in her mouth, your guaranteed at least one laughing out loud moment. Any guest appearances? Not much really although there is short but sweet appearances made by both Corey Yuen Kwai and Amy Yip. If you’re a snooker fan you'll be stunned to see the ‘Whirlwind’ Jimmy White makes appearances as one of Chow’s opponents. Lee Hoi-San makes brief appearances as a Mo's blind father. Also this is not exactly ‘in the movie’ but you briefly get to see director Danny Lee demonstrating scenes in the ‘NG Footage’ during the closing credits of the movie. Some other notes of interest, this movie has a musical score during the ‘Mo vs. Chow’ duel which was later re-used in Stephen Chow’s worldwide hit ‘Kung Fu Hustle’. Plus other notable music scores is the ‘Under the generals orders’ (aka the Wong Fei-Hung theme) which is jazzed up by the use of an electric guitar, this is played during the sequences where Chow battles the loan sharks after Yan. As you can tell this movie have lots and lots of references to the late, great Bruce Lee. Chows character name ‘Bruce Chow Siu-Lung’, character Chow Fei-Hung talking about how he doubled for Bruce Lee in his American movie, which is a nice reference to the actor, Yuen Wah, who was Bruce Lee’s real acrobatic stunt double, notable in the movies, Enter the Dragon and Fist Of Fury. I sense there are also references to another folk legend – Wong Fei Hung. Yuen Wah’s character is a martial arts practitioner, a doctor, just like the late legend, Wong Fei-Hung. Hell even Yuen Wah’s character is called Chow Fei-Hung and he whoop’s his enemies with the umbrella, signature weapon of Wong Fei-Hung. Final thoughts? a fun movie showing the early work of Stephen Chow.