Tag: China

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Crazy Alien Review: Are You Guys Mocking Us?

Crazy Alien is a mixed bag that may admittedly play much better for local audiences. However, it’s a sluggish and confusing 1st act that prevents the film from really hitting its mark.

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The Wandering Earth (Liu Lang Di Qiu) Review: All Hype…No Bite

The sun was dying out, people all around the world built giant planet thrusters to move Earth out of its orbit and to sail Earth to a new star system. Yet the 2500 years journey came with unexpected dangers, and in order to save humanity, a group of young people in this age of a wandering Earth came out boldly and fought hard for everyone’s survival.

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Kill Mobile Review: Didn’t I Just Watch This Movie Like 6 Weeks Ago?

Last month, I reviewed the South Korean Comedy Intimate Strangers and when I saw the trailer for Kill Mobile, I literally thought it was the exact same movie…and I was right. The 2016 Italian film Perfect Strangers is currently spouting remakes all across the globe. So since I’ve already watched the South Korean version, let’s see how the Chinese version holds up.

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Project Gutenberg Review

Maybe there is a reason that the Communist Chinese government is cracking down on tax fraud in the country because how the hell is Chow Yun-fat worth 700 million dollars? Chinese actors seem to make bank in their home country and for good reason because if it wasn’t for Chow Yun-fat, Project Gutenberg would be a confusing unwatchable dumpster fire (with subtitles).

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The Liquidator Review

It has been a while since I’ve reviewed a movie from China, the trailer for The Liquidator was enough to get me off my ass and check it out during this holiday dead zone for film. The Liquidator is a story about a criminal psychologist (Deng Chao) and a forensic fingerprint expert(Cecilia Liu) who work together to take down a serial killer known as ‘The Light Of The City” (Ethan Juan). Our lead character, Fang Mu discovers the closer he gets to finding the killer, the closer the killer is to him personally.

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Reset (Ni Shi Ying Jiu) Review

The movie is silly at times, but it isn’t that bad, they competently tell the story of a woman who will defy the laws of space and time to save her son. Yang Mi really sells the role of a desperate mother teetering on the edge of sanity as the film progresses. Reset is a decent Sci-fi B-Movie but doesn’t reach any higher heights than that.