Dating a vampire chinese movie
The latest front-runner for worst Hong Kong movie of the year. A month or so ago, this site reviewed Don't Open Your Eyes, a Wong Jing-related horror comedy that was roundly criticized, then begrudgingly called "partially amusing." Given the general state of Hong Kong Cinema, some kindness in judgment is understandable, though that rationale sometimes seems like a catch-all excuse. Are we so desperate for semi-decent cinema that we would excuse a barely average piece of moviemaking like Don't Open Your Eyes?Well..you watch the recent Dating a Vampire, the answer to the above question is an unequivocal "Yes!Can he do it without becoming lunch in the process?Dating a Vampire is an obvious retread of the classic stories that also inspired the Chinese Ghost Story films, but Wong Jing also copies other sources with the Mister M character.These choices were likely made by the filmmakers to disguise the lack of budget and choreography, but really, they don't do a good job of doing that.Back in the eighties, a bare bones plot and a lack of budget were compensated for by actual creativity, be it hyperstylized camerawork, lurid production design, or entertaining action and wirework." Don't Open Your Eyes is definitely quality-challenged, but next to Dating a Vampire, it should play Cannes and take home an award. And to insure that someone updates the karma checklist, it must be noted that Wong Jing had something to do with both movies.Eric (Alex Fong Lik-Sun) and Cheun (Sammy) are two medical students who opt to rent a flat in a secluded housing estate, the reason being to concentrate on their upcoming exams.
But Eric won't be rid of that easily, and decides to save Jade from her upcoming underworld marriage.It blends aspects of the "hopping" corpses of jiangshi fiction with those of western vampires, while injecting elements of Chinese mythology and modern horror legends.The series is a tribute to Lam Ching-ying, the lead actor of Vampire Expert and a prominent cast member in the Mr.Knocking Wong Jing for lifting ideas would be like knocking Vince Carter for dunking basketballs; it's what they do best, and if they didn't do it then they probably wouldn't be themselves anymore.Besides, for an obvious cinema throwaway like Dating a Vampire, it shouldn't be that important if they steal an idea or two.