210 – Infernal Affairs (2002)

Fuck! Me car!

Fuck! Me car!

For anyone who has seen The Departed this is the original.And for the most part it’s a scene by scene remake.There are a few parts that were added to the U.S. version to make it more commercial and appealing to the general audience;few back stories , more tits , more drugs and more deaths.But trim it all away and it’s all the same.I preferred the departed but mainly because i new who was who in the beginning.The trouble with the Chinese version is the everyone looks the same so it takes a while before you recognise who’s who.If you haven’t seen The departed then see this first,wait a few weeks then watch it.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     7.1
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     NOT IF YOU’VE SEEN THE DEPARTED
OVERALL     –  GOOD STORY FOR A 10 YEAR OLD FILM.

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215 – Ip Man (2008)

someone dead

someone dead

A good Asian fighting film set against some sort of communism war background shit.I got a bit confused at one point during this film thinking it was flash forward and flash back sequences but , eh , nope it wasn’t. It’s fairly linear.In the beginning they’re rich and shit goes down the pan and ip man has to go working in the mines,but then the dirty Japs start a war and he stands up for the little guy.Good film.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     7.5
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –    NO
OVERALL     –  WATCH OUT FOR THE HILARIOUS LOOKING CHINA MAN.

248 – In the mood for love (2000)

The best part of the film.

The best part of the film.

This one’s set in some Asian county,probably China or somewhere like that.It’s about this woman in her 30’s,who wears nice dresses,that rents a room in a house.There’s a guy next door who rents a room there the same day and moves in.The first 30 minutes of the film consists of people asking each other to buy them stuff ; a tie, hand bags ,a rice cooker and some other stuff.As it turns out,or so i reckon,the guy and the woman’s husband and wife turn out to be having an affair with each other.I think.This film trys way too hard to be like a French love story with it’s slow motion shots of people smoking and standing under street lights or looking wistfully out of windows and all that kind of rubbish.In some ways it’s  a lot like Lost In Translation,it doesn’t have a beginning middle or and an end and they’re both shit.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     4
SEEN BEFORE     –     NOPE
RECOMMEND?     –     FUCK NO
OVERALL     –     ARTY RUBBISH,WASTE OF TIME