28 July 2015 | contradiction_1981
A reboot of the 80s vampire
This movie attempts at rebooting the old hoping vampire and taoist priest with yellow robe and talisman burning.
A yawn fest to be honest, the story are all over the place, the character fails to develop any sort of bond with the audience. Ronald Cheng's character attempt at being funny ended up destroying any sort of continuity in the movie. Yuen Biao is too serius and not fit to polish Lau Ching Yun's boot, the later at least is good and seriously witty (I don't know how to describe a person being funny while not trying to be funny).
All sorts of cliché in this movie has been done in the past, the hoping jiang shi, the hold your breath and someone fart, the beauty with the boob, even the out of luck hot female ghost, the stupider than the stupid sidekicks, the sifu's sidekick good at kungfu, you name it.
Not a bad movie to spend your popcorn with, but there is really nothing new here other than reminiscing the old days of hoping vampire. Rigor Mortis was miles better as they have good choreography and actually rebooting instead of making it a shoot to shoot remake with modern costumes (and the costumes isn't even modern)