Hung sau wan mei seui (2016)

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Hung sau wan mei seui: Directed by Herman Yau. With Janice Man, Andy Chi-On Hui, Ka Tung Lam, Hin-Wai Au. Primary school teacher Brian Fong (Andy Hui) becomes depressed after his wife’s suicide. Unable to take care of his dog, he decides to leave it with Beloved Pets, where he befriends founder Jasmine Tsang (Janice Man). Pressed by her family, Jasmine agrees to a marriage of convenience. A week before her wedding, she gets cold feet. Jasmine looks for Brian in the country side to find out if he shares her feelings. Only then will she have a reason to try to live the life she wants. Unfortunately, Brian is unwilling to commit. The heart-broken Jasmine drives home alone and is attacked. When she finally comes to, she finds herself locked up in a room naked. During her confinement, her captor seems to be sleepless and she often hears the theme song Nessun Dorma from Puccini’s masterpiece Turnadot.

“The story of a horrendous script ruining a whole movie. It is notable that this is the first movie that Hosoda wrote the script for and I genuinely hope he doesnu0026#39;t write the script for his next movie.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI liked the directoru0026#39;s other work (Summer Wars) a lot, but this movie is like a spiritual sequel which leans into Summer Warsu0026#39; most negative aspects, and also add an astonishingly terrible script. Some lines in this movie rival The Roomu0026#39;s mastery of nonsensical, non-self-aware and completely serious lines.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSome parts of Summer Wars donu0026#39;t make sense? Well almost all parts of Ryu to Sobakasu make no sense.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAside from the impressive visuals and really great music (Iu0026#39;m a casual fan of the singer before this movie), there is nothing that is really good in this movie.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMob character reactions are EXTREMELY unrealistic and cringe-worthy. Hosoda completely misunderstands internet/Japanese SNS culture (just like in Summer Wars, but it wasnu0026#39;t the focus in that movie)u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eCharacter subplots add nothing to the overall theme or plot of the movie. Characters (especially side-characters) are extremely underdeveloped and the main character is unlikeable because she is basically a passive actor in the whole story (except for when she magically becomes interested in a random person online for no reason at all), and itu0026#39;s hard to sympathize with her anxiety when itu0026#39;s not well-developed.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003ePlot contrivances are absolutely insane and I genuinely thought I was watching a student film plot at some points with how stupidly heavy-handed the movie was with pushing its shallow themes. Flashbacks galore and I was genuinely laughing when they did a CSI scene and the scene in Tokyo.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis story is trying to do too many things at once, but above all the script was TERRIBLE. Cut the pointless subplots (i.e. Needless romance subplots and needless class drama subplot that added literally nothing) and focus on 2 or 3 main ideas.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIf it wasnu0026#39;t for the great visuals and music, this movie would have been a 1/10.”


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