Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Great Magician 大魔术师

What happens when highly acclaimed actors/actresses come together to make a Chinese New Year film? The Great Magician is precisely that, a movie which combines magic, action, philosophy, traditional and new elements and romance.

Is the film trying to accomplish too much? Perhaps. But did they pull it off? Yes. Although the transition between scenes wasn't smooth all the time, the characters of some actors weren't developed fully (making you think that their role in the movie was redundant), and the movie finished rather awkwardly, this movie fully plays on the potential on the heavyweight actors who have not lost their shine at all in so many decades.

(photo credit: onmovie)

This movie is about a magician who comes back for his fiance, who has been abducted by a warlord. His fiance is unwilling to be with the General, yet she continues to stick by his side, because her father has been thrown in prison. It later turns out to be a love triangle of sorts. For the rest of the plot with twists and turns, you have got to watch the movie itself. No spoilers here!

The movie has a few funny moments and I was actually misled by the thriller itself. The thriller of this show portrays this as a show which is very serious and leaks nothing about its comedic elements. Nonetheless, you can be assured that the movie theatre was roaring with laughter at some moments.

With the stellar cast of Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Lau Ching Wan and Zhou Xun in this movie, complete with the elaborate sets and comedy elements, there's every reason to watch this show! It's like paying for movie ticket to watch a movie and to catch a magic show at the same time! 


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