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Monday, May 24, 2010

[4.25/10] Just Another Pandora's Box (2010)


Just Another Pandora's Box (2010)

Short review: Like his earlier films, Jeff Lau’s "Just Another Pandora's Box" combines slapstick humour revolving around movie spoofs: John Woo’s “Red Cliff,” “House of Flying Daggers” “Kung Fu Hustle,” “Kung Fu Panda” – to name a few, with silly romance to create ridiculously cheesy comedy, featuring a whole a horde of stars from mainland China and Hong Kong. The non-existent plot, with Cheng tangled up with both sides in the "Red Cliff" battle, is simply an excuse for endless word-play jokes and star cameos, but the handsome mounting is eye-catching on its own terms, with lush photography and detailed production design by Bill Lui. A certain level of stupidity and lameness is good enough to make a nonsense comedy like "Just Another Pandora's Box" entertaining and fun to watch, but when it goes beyond that it just becomes annoying. It is a hit and miss affair that depends largely on audience knowledge and goodwill to make it a success.

  • My Rating: 4.25/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
  • IMDb: 5.0/10

2 comments:

Jaccstev said...

According to your review I think it just another average and silly Hong Kong comedy. And I definitely have to pass this class.

Nebular said...

The film was even below average. It tried to be funny, but it failed miserably! Avoid at all costs. ;)