Sunday, December 17, 2017

My Hero II (1993)

Dicky Cheung plays a comic book writer who has two major problems: 1) his mum is insane 2) his comics are crap. His boss tells him to come back with a good story or else... He then runs into a bona fide triad hoodlum, how better to get inspiration than to watch the real thing? By a strange co-incidence the triad is his neighbour... and has the hots for his mum. 

Singer Vivian Lai is also in the film and has the hots for Dicky, but she remains unfulfilled. Never mind, she can maybe comfort herself that her part in the film probably contains some of the worst acting in history of movies. Perhaps that's why Vivian did not make that many movies...

Dicky gets drawn into the triad world... and ends up the hero of course. And his comic sells huge. Bizarre humour, sometimes hilarious, often just weird and a good lash of violence. Plus a good dollop of fantasy and weirdness... far too much weirdness.

Often the film slips into comic mode with several strange tangents. Its basically a car crash of a movie. You remain on edge watching it, torn between switching it off and destroying the VCD into a billion pieces and continuing to watch this... crime (for that's what it is) onscreen.

Is it worth seeing? I think there is just enough goodness to recommend a viewing, at least just to see how bad some things can be. If you like Vivian Lai as a singer this is worth seeing her on screen on one of her few outings.