23 November 2017 | simonize850
Some questions I have were never answered
Note: I watched this film on OMNI TV, a multicultural station in Vancouver, in a two hour time spot, where, given the film's 86-88 minute running time, there were commercials aplenty.
Mr Yau has a reputation as a filmmaker, as does Wong Jing: I think he's considered somewhat better. We are introduced to two of the three principles as the film begins with a performance of Puccini's TURANDOT. Their response to the aria "Nessun dorma" is so different, one is meant to wonder, why are they together, and then of course, why are they engaged? Though the wedding is upcoming, the fiancé takes off after the performance, to pursue his usual circle of partygoing girls.
We can only guess that she is trying to break loose of her controlling mother, but it's obvious her fiancé is not going to be any less controlling.
Somewhere along the way we meet the third element in this triangle. He's very different, but as we find out, equally controlling in his own way.
My question is, how did the Janice Man character Jasmine meet her fiancé Vincent in the first place, as her work in a dog shelter staffed largely by volunteers suggests someone very likely to meet Vincent, a villain if there ever was.
I rather liked the solution given us about childhood friendships being key to motivating this tale of revenge, but the manner in which it is sprung on the audience, is unsatisfying.
I feel there was better film possible given the story and its main characters; a better script and delivery would have helped.