4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days - 觀後感
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days realistically describes the process of a girl helping her friend to arrange illegal abortion in1987.
There are several very long shots which help elaborate on the girl's hopelessness and worries. However, that's also why the audience needs to have a longer attention span and the film isn't for everyone. Besides, some people complain that not much happens in the screenplay: 1. The girl looking for a hotel room (35 minutes) 2. The doctor explaining the procedure and bargaining over the price (35 minutes) 3. The girl feeling worried at a party and... (45 minutes). Some people believe this movie might have been more impactful as a short film. In short, some think the long shots are intense, while some find them boring.
The director does not judge whether it is right to undergo abortion and the ending won't surprise you with a twist or dramatic moments. He just realistically describes the suffering of two girls living in a country without freedom. The mainstream audience may find this slow-paced movie boring, but the story looks painfully real.
軍雞 - 觀後感
This adaptation of the comic surprises me visually, which is as surprising as the visual of 狗咬狗. The director successfully creates a world which seems alien to us. Some visuals are comic-like. Well done.
I also love the cast. Mr. Yu Man Lok tries his best to fight with professional fighters, though he looks thinner than the others. I can imagine the difficult time he has gone through. I really appreciate his professional attitude. The girls have functions in the film, instead of serving as "vases" like Ar Sa in "KUNG FU Basketball".
However, the film feels too long and it drags in the middle. Too many fighting scenes which look similar.
Besides, what Mr. Yu fights for is unclear, for his sister? for his own glory?
Moreover, his master teaches him lots of skills and says a lot to inspire him. However, it seems that Mr. Yu has not used those skills in the fighting.
It is nominated for 最佳改編劇本, 最佳動作設計 & 最佳攝影 in 金馬獎入圍名單 this year. I think this film deserves our attention, though my friends were not so satisfied with the mediocre directing.