I went to one of the two opening movies for the fantasia film fest (what used to be an asian film festival, but is now “genre”, as if that’s a… genre). The film I saw was called Seven Swords, by hong kong director tsui hark (who is also responsible for dirty ho, an older kungfu movie that will also be screened at the festival).
seven swords was … okay. or at least that’s what I’d think if I watched it on my own (it was quite cheesy actually, oh the horse, the horse!). but in a packed theatre full of film buffs it becomes truly entertaining. people should always be more reactive/proactive when watching films!
for some reason I’m really stoked to see this movie: I love the silliness of the plot. or maybe it’s just the pic. which is enough, really.
Yeah, it’s exactly what I thought too! My friend who saw it in DVD thought it was close to the worse movie of the year. But suddenly, with a crowd of “genre” movie viewers, Leon Lai’s lines seem a lot more entertaining. 😀
And if I’m not mistaken, Executive Koala is made by the same people who did some giant calamari wrestling flick a few Fantasia ago (forgot the title).