A TAILOR-MADE ROLE FOR CHOW
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've always been a hard-rock fan of the God Of Gamblers series. The original movie shot the coolest actor to fame all around the world spurned lots of other copycats. Stephen Chow was the Saint of Gamblers on his own, then in GoG 2, he met Knight Of Gamblers Andy Lau (Knife Chan) and became the God's disciple. In GoG Return, there was one extrememly memorable line...when the God said to Long Wu, "Knife and Sing are famous now, I'm so happy to know that." Well, I was even happier when I heard that because though this movie does not show the 2 disciples, at least they are mentioned by their master to keep the sentimental charm of the 1st 2 movies intact!=) This movie reveals the more "cheeky" side of the respectable God (remember the scene where he cut off the whirling cloth the stupid officer was holding?). I especially LOVED the part where he acted as Andy Lau, his own disciple! When Ng Sin Lin asked him to sit on the bed and face his back towards her, man....he was so charming with his forehead resting on his hand from the back view!! The whole plot of this movie is a clever one, where the God set his revenge plan exactly for 1 year, due to the last promise of his wife. At the final confrontation, he once again beats his opponent effortlessly (his acting IN THE SHOW itself indeed earns him the title as the reigning God Of Gamblers e.g pretending to sweat in fear...have that losing look on his face...etc), and shows everyone how he did it. A clever plot that starts off with a good bang and ends with a cunning joyful twist that leaves Chow leaving the gambling arena triumphant. A MUST for ALL fans of GoG.By the way, I've created a mini-poster on the whole GoG series, where I've put images from all my GoG collection together. Awesome! If U want this poster, contact me."
Such a disappointment!
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Although I'll be assassinated for writing this (as others gave it such a good review), this was truly a poor film. Chow Yun-Fat deserved a better vehicle to bring back the legendary figure of Ko San. Wong Jing again shows his aptitude filling films with his usual crass comedy. It's sad to think that 'The Boss Of Dross' made such films as Last Hero In China and of course the original. Basically, if Wong Jing had released his holiday snaps under this title it still would have cleaned up at the box-office."
A Chinese Landmark of Cool
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This Saga is to Chinese people what Stars Wars was to Sci-fi nerds. Chow Yun Fat is so cool in this movie and I personally believe that everybody will simply adore Mr. Chow for his graceful charms and his rasor sharp guile. Ask any Chinese kid and they will tell you"this movie is a must" also If you have time and you like Kung fu ,movies... YOU MUST see Drunken Punch 2 with Jackie Chan . This is the best Kung Fu Movie EVER!!!!"