Ji su tian shi (2011)

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Ji su tian shi: Directed by Jingle Ma. With Tang Wei, Rene Liu, Jae-Suk Han, Jimmy Lin. After being recruited by a race car driver coach, a female taxi driver joins the Speed Angels racing team.

“The movie is beautifully shot, and production is tight. And no wonder, Jingle Ma is directing and producing this movie. But unfortunately thatu0026#39;s about the only thing going for this movie.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eA group of woman racers and two male managers comprise a racing team. The women characters experience the angst of overcoming problems in their personal life, and life as a professional racer. But what happens in the end is quite predictable. Popular Japanese actor Kazuki Kitamura plays the role of the bad guy who jilts his Chinese fiancée, and the manager of the rival Japanese team.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe movie is very shallow, and thatu0026#39;s probably why itu0026#39;s panned by many who sees it. It just cherry picks the glamorous aspect of racing, and tries to make a drama around it. The credibility is zero, and China doesnu0026#39;t have the kind of technology or industry to produce the kind of goods the characters are using. Everything is borrowed from the Japanese. The style, the helmet, the car, theyu0026#39;re either Japanese or a carbon copy of Japanese culture. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIf it had substance to portray authentic culture of China, the film would have been far better. Not doing so makes this movie cartoonish in a bad way. The lifestyle, the technology shown in this movie is what China might have in 10 years. The gap between reality, and fiction is too wide in this movie to pass the credibility test.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe movie might be propaganda passing as entertainment. See it for the beautiful visuals, but donu0026#39;t expect much else.”


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