Fen bei ren sheng (2017)57K
Fen bei ren sheng: Directed by Seng Kiat Tan. With Jack Tan, Sylvia Chang, Angel Chan, Mei Yan Gan. A poor family struggles to cope with tragedy and mental illness in a fractured society.
“Like many comic-book fans I was expecting the worst from this movie. This is not because the character has any less depth than other super-heroes, but I knew that it would be extremely difficult to transition Steve Rogers to film in a serviceable way. The guy is called u0026quot;Captain Americau0026quot; for heavenu0026#39;s sake.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAny comic-book reader would probably appreciate the ironies and idiosyncrasies behind such ostentatiously patriotic code-name, mostly because in print Cap has challenged the assumptions behind his symbolism, becoming a more conflicted and universal figure.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eBut its hard to translate any of this idiosyncrasy successfully in 2 hours. Fortunately the film, instead of getting to political, is more old-fashioned pulp like Indy or u0026quot;Sky Captain,u0026quot; which thankfully never takes itself too seriously (which was one of the flaws of u0026quot;Thoru0026quot;).u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI had my doubts that Chris Evans could pull off the modesty and heart needed for the role, but I was wrong. As the Red Skull, Hugo Weaving was wonderfully evil in a nostalgic, serial-villain kind of way. Haley Atwell is a sidekick/love-interest with the rare quality of not being incredibly annoying, and Tommy Lee Jones is perfectly cast as Tommy Lee Jones.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe reason I found this to be a good movie was because I enjoyed it, plain and simple. Itu0026#39;s well-photographed and well-acted. Like its titular hero, it modestly embraced its silliness, creating a charming B-movie experience.”