Sunday, August 26, 2007

200 Pounds Beauty at Flash Point

There is a Chinese saying 月满则亏,水满则溢, meaning when something gets to its peak, it will naturally go nowhere but DOWN! Hong Kong movie industry was thriving in the last century, but now it is still in a recession. The Korean movie industry was also thriving a few years ago, producing many high quality movies, but now, it is going nowhere but DOWN.

200 Pounds Beauty

The story is simple. A fat & ugly but talented young lady had a heart-broken experience because of her being fat & ugly. Then one day, she decided to tranform herself through cosmetic surgery. After a year, she becomes a slim & beautiful lady and starts out her successful singing career & wins the heart of the man she loves.

It is supposed to be a comedy, but unfortunately I don't find it very funny. If you say it is a serious movie to bring attention to emphasis on superficial beauty in the Korean society, then it is not really that serious. Neither here nor there is my comment. Nothing really interesting other than admiring the beauty of actress Kim Ah-jung.

This movie won the 2007 Grand Bell Awards for Best Actress & Best Cinematography.

Rating: 2.5/5

Flash Point 导火线

A Hong Kong movie directed by Wilson Yip, starring Donnie Yen, Leslie Khoo, & Fan Bing Bing.

Typical Hong Kong police-gangster movie, with lots of fighting, lots of blood but lack of a more exciting plot. Everything is well-planned, everything happens as expected. There is no surprises, no twist, no turn, it is so straigh-forward that it becomes boring.

Rating: 1.5/5

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