Category Archives: Hongkong

Treasure inn

This movie from Hong-Kong was quite interesting.
Treasure Inn is a mixed story that contains comedy but also some seriousness.
Normally this wouldn’t have worked out well and it does make the movie a bit…..cheesy.
Some parts seem quite childish and simple-minded, but it isn’t meant for children.

In short:
Two skilled men are working for the police.
Even though being the ones with the most skills they have a low rank.
After a big murder the higher ranked officers  don’t know what happened to those people and after the highest ranked officer came by, they try to push the blame on those two lower ranked officers.
These two get confined to jail and just so happen to meet the dragon sisters.
These 4 people become close and try to find what happened to the treasure of the murdered household.
(one for the money and the other for their innocence)
Once arrived the riddle about the last murderer becomes clear and what the role was of the treasure.

In all it does seems a quite bit off and maybe not funny, but the characters themselves and some other figures make it funny (sometimes.)
If they didn’t put in those characteristics that makes them funny you would have a completely different movie.
(maybe a more realistic one that people sometimes like)
Still giggle at the monks part.

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A chinese fairy tale (Chinese/hong kong movies)

I watched the movie: A Chinese ghost story (or A chinese fairy tale), because the cover looked like a good horror story.
But it is a romance story about forbidden, forgotten and complicated love.
It does contain the characters for a horror movie but without the actual scary parts.
If you like romantic stories (no matter what) this might be the thing for you.

There is a confusing part in the beginning of the movie, but this ,I do have to say, will explain the rest of the story later in the movie.
It was good to watch, but since it was so easy to remember the story, it is a movie you’ll only watch once. (unless you really like the movie)

How the story goes: (without the flashbacks)
An official gets arrested for almost drinking water and is brought to the town that he needed to be.
The town hasn’t had much water for a while and need the official to find some in the mountains that no villager wants to go.
As innocent as he is he goes there for what he was ordered to do.
He arrives at a temple where there is lots of clean water, but something is living there that doesn’t want him to be there for the water.
He meets some one in the temple who saves his life.
These characters fall in love, but there is some one watching over her.
What would be the reason?

Well

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Mr and Mrs incredible(Chinese/Hong-Kong movie)

First time I see a movie that wasn’t released to long ago. (and again not from the usual countries that I watch ^^)
A comedy that I thought was good enough to watch.

In short: Two retired superheroes want to live their lives like normal people.
But to accomplish things they want, they need to do something about their lives.
Just when they are thinking how to do that, a tournament is planned to be hold in their village.
Only something is a bit off.

I laughed really hard, especially because it had some embarrassing things in it.
Some where a bit unclear, but to me still funny in a way. (not a kids movie)
I was fun to watch, because it mostly wasn’t predictable and even though it had some cheesy jokes in it there were also some good parts.

The things that bothered me is it took long before it became more active in the movie. (the main point only appeared after half the movie was seen)
The rest seems to be done hasty, because otherwise the movie became too long. (so the enemy doesn’t get much time at all in the movie)
Also it seemed that there are two stories running through the movie and the second was only an additive, so it is not something that should get your attention but they deepened it a bit which doesn’t go well for the movie’s storyline.

The rating the movie got was 5 out of 10 for “Mr and Mrs Incredible.”
But I would rather give it a 7 or 6.5, because it still got me laughing. (or I have a different sence of humour)

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Dating death (Hongkong movie)

So I finally seen an other movie and this time one from Hong-kong.
In short: One guy disappears after a troublesome night.
A year after the friends return to the hotel after getting a strange note.
The friends are getting killed one by one and they suspicious of each other.
Do you know who the murderer is?

Well yeah!
Right after the beginning actually the hint is already in the secret invites they get.
Also when they meet around a round table the focus was more on the chairs when they where standing up angrily then on the conversation.
For a supposed to be horror movie it wasn’t scary at all and the ending was supposed to be sad, but even though I cry easily no tears where coming.
Some things aren’t logical at all.
Why would some one run after her friend with a knife while she ain’t the psycho one.
And why is it called “Dating death” while there was no dating in the first place.
More appropriate was Nr.7 or room 7 since that was the main point in the movie. (at least so it seemed)
After watching the movie I searched a bit on the web and found that this movie  flopped after release.
If they had changed the story a little bit so that the reactions where a lot mor real, contained more logic and adjusted the characters it could have been a good story.

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