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    Lost In Hong Kong (2015)
Directed By: Not Available

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Last/Last Reviewed:2016.05.06/2016.07.07

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While well done, this film and its prequel of sorts (Lost In Thailand) have an indescribable annoying quality that just got on my nerves. I know that the "annoying inept character who turns out to have a heart of gold and ends up being a good friend" is a stable of Chinese comedies, but here, for some reason, i just couldn't take it. Stephen Chow for example has mastered that type of characters, both in his writings and impersonations, but here, it just didn't work for me.

Overall though, the movies are quite well done with great art direction and cinematography, and competent direction and editing. This film is a bit better than its prequel with a few moments that really succeeded in playing the right emotions and laughs. The final cliffhanger (literally) for example was really well done and got my attention all the way to its conclusion. However, it simply took way too long to get there, and on the way, we had to suffer through so many over the top and poorly executed slapstick moments.


- Laurent Hasson