I shot in Hong Kong twice and took a bunch of photographs in the spare time, which I animated with Animoto. This is the result!
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Stephen Chow gained international fans with his last two movies, namely Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle – especially teenage fans and people in their twenties. CJ7 is his attempt to gain access to a even younger audience, as it really is a children movie – what a pity!
To be brutally honest, CJ7 is Chow’s more crazy interpretation of Disney’s Blubber or Flubber or whatever the name of that Robin Williams comedy was. Of course CJ7 features a more asian humor, but it’s way more family-friendly than his previous works. Chow plays a poor construction site worker named Ti, alone with his son. To provide a better future for his child, he spends every cent earned for an expensive private school for him. No money is left for toys, but lucky Ti finds a big gum ball on a trash site while searching for goods in the middle of the night. This ‘toy’ eventually finds his way into the hands of his boy, who is even able to ‘activate’ it into an cute alien being – chaos and fun start.
The biggest problem this movie has is it’s running time: Just when the movie is about to find it’s right pace and speed, it’s already over. It takes too long for CJ7 to finally appear alive and kicking on the screen, and Chow makes too little use of the lovely thing in various scenes. There are maybe three jokes that make you laugh out loud, but mostly you will just giggle here and there a bit. It’s a little bit funny to see Chow quote his own older movies every once in a while, but isn’t it also a bit too early for that? In 2010, Kung Fu Hustle 2 is supposed to be released – by then, most of us will have already forgotten about CJ7…
Conclusion: Too short, too childish fun. ** out of *****.
And just when you thought it was over a new story hits the internet!
So one of the girls Edison Chen (陈冠希) bedded, Gillian Chung, has been banned from the Beijing Olympics 2008.
Gillian Chung was supposed to perform during the the opening ceremony of the big show. Now she has been kicked out due to the scandal…
That reminds me, when do the pictures of Maggie Q (李美琪) finally show up? Har har har.
In case you have no idea what this post is all about, read my post ‘The Edison Chan “Sexgate”‘.
Shanghaiist reported some new stuff, too:
Three pictures of 19 year old Vincy Yeung (杨永晴), Edison Chen’s current girlfriend, have also been released by the mystery man “Kira”, and here’s where it gets a lot juicier. Vincy is the daughter of Ricky Yeung (楊超成), brother of tycoon Albert Yeung (楊受成), the boss of Emperor Entertainment Group who is said to have numerous triad affiliations.