The Myth~

Lazy Hazy Sunday~ the EXACT opposite. Today is NOT meant to be lazy at all. With the finals 2 days away... I'm starting to feel the pressure around me... and I just can't afford to feel "lazy" right now :(

Really feeling the need to de-stress, I went out for a "de-stress gathering" with my bunch of friends yesterday, to a dinner at Feeling Cafe (sucked), and followed by a Jackie Chan movie "The Myth". And also because Pei Chee was in town, and we wanted to meet up with her. During our initial discussion the night before, we hadn't decided on actually watching a movie. Like what I told them half-heartedly, "Nevermind-lah, having the company of good friends is good enough..."(which was NOT enough with my need to de-stress badly... i really, really WANTED to watch a movie, nevermind what. Hehee...)

So we went to THE MYTH. Wow... I truly think that this is the BEST movie Jackie Chan has produced since he went off to Hollywood (not counting New Police Story)... nice storyline (pls dun use your brain to watch an action flick), BEAUTIFUL, HOT CHICKS Kim Hee Seon and Malika Sherawat, and quite a laugh seeing Jackie Chan's nose bobbing on-and-off during his action scenes... :P

I found it funny at first glance of the opening scene where Jackie Chan put on a straight face acting as a serious general and all... damn all I could see was his BIG NOSE riding on the horse. He is so not cut out for serious acting/love scenes with Kim (hehe.. I agree with Nicholas)... look like father/daughter. Hahaha... and he didn't seem charming enough to have charmed the sexy Malika Sherawat ("Will I ever see you again?"... wahahaha... you think he is Indiana Jones meh...)

But I especially loved the scene where Kim Hee Seon flew in wearing long flowing robes to look at Jackie Chan fainted on the ground. She totally reminded me of those days of Joey 王祖贤 in those same long, white costumes... those 玉女派掌门人 who always acted as fairies or even pale fair ghosts... it's bad enough that we can't find beautiful actresses with the same aura in HK anymore, we can't even see the same romanticsm in movies that lay in the days gone by~

I guess we can only turn to Bollywood for the likes of Malika Sherawat... damn I love her body, really gotta slim down this time :P

Another part which I remembered to closely resemble another scene of the past was the part where Kim opened up her robe to hug Jackie Chan in the cold snow... isn't in an exact replica of the scene where Faye Wong did the same hugging Leon Lai in 原振侠? I still remember Faye Wong's character was named 海棠 back then... what a lovely name...

What I didn't like about the movie was Tony Leung acting beside Jacky Chan. Tony Leung can command a whole show with his own humour and comedic face, but somehow did not shine through in this movie (Do not put two monkeys in one show??) Hehe...

All in all, I felt that The Star was too harsh in rating The Myth as C+... maybe they have the same brains as Wei Xuan? Hehehee... Anyhow, again I stress, do NOT use your brain to watch an action flick. And you'll love The Myth as I did too. :)

P/S : The next movie I wanna watch is MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA... read the book by Arthur Golden... for someone who loves prose reading as I do... its descriptions are as vivid and intricate as the threads on a geisha's kimono itself... VERY good read :)

Comments

libelly said…
Good Luck Girl!~
morb said…
Never thought The Myth would be a show you'd watch.. ehehe.. I plan to watch it myself.. but not at the moment obviously...

I've read "Memoirs of a Geisha" as well.. that's a good read.. don't know if the movie will do it justice.. we'll find out soon enough I guess :P

anywayz.. welcome to the blogging world.. ehehe..

p/s.. Daniel won =P
weixuan said…
when you watch lots of movies and start to make comparisons, you'll beginning to demand more from movies. things that should have been told weren't; things that shouldn't were told instead; things that should have been more 含蓄 came straight at your face; things that should have been explained never got explained...
Joe G said…
The only way for you to not be disappointed with this movie is by not having any expectations at all, and then I can promise you that you will be walking into an all-out entertainer.
Dont hope too much on the 'thousand years romance' flick. anyway, thank goodness there were some eye candies in the form of Kim Hee Seon and Malika Sherawat, though Malika plays a bit of a dumb role in this movie. kakakakkakaka...:P

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