Well, depends, if you like Wong Jing comedies, you won't find it very funny. But if you like all the UFO comedies (light comedy, some interesting topics, good casts), then you will be delighted. It's definately another kind of comedy, some people finds it boring and uninteresting. But between this kind of movie and an Irresistible Piggies, the choice is easy to make for me...
I watched Golden for 2 times. Highly recommend to those people who like hk culture. "I hope there are some hk culture lovers" :p
Almost all of my friends feel touching after they watched Golden Chicken. We are so suprise that the director can express the main hk history in 108 mins. The story of Golden chicken is absolutely truth. For those french people who dont understand hk culture, it jsut a funny movie, maybe. But acturally, It is talking about bad story. It should be amazing that the director can pack the sad story in that way. My conclusion, if you understand or want to understand hk history, you will feel golden chicken is good and touching . Overwise, you dont have so much feeling. Again, its not funny story at all. Its sad story ::::>.<::::
I’ve just seen it. Without being enthusiastic as François, I found it interesting. The scenario is intelligent with his historical prospect. It’s a dramatic comedy (difficult style) sometimes amusing but with weaknesses of rhythm and a mixed acting performance of Sandra Ng who’s too “demonstrative” for the tone of the movie (I usually don’t like Eric Tsang acting, so…).
> there is a happy ending
Yes, and I found that money take a very large part in it, like in hk life I presume. I d’on’t know if it’s intentional (I think it is) but we can reduce all Golden Chicken plot to a matter of money, a race to an hk way of life … If Kum story’s HK story, so HK is the Golden Chicken, right ?
If one isn’t interested by History and history of HK (Chow Yun Fat in an old TVB serial is an hilarious moment ) this movie can be boring sometimes…, I guess. My rating is 3 or 3,25/5.
Another thing > the HK box-office success of Golden Chicken is quite interresting as the movie itself, 'cause that indicate a "maturation" of hk movie industry and hk public who can now enjoy a non absurd comedy with a serious plot. Not a political plot yet, but a story who deal with reality.
>I d’on’t know if it’s intentional (I think it is) but we can reduce all Golden Chicken plot to a matter of money
Well, HK was the most capitalist place in the world until recently, so yes, money is very important in HK. Should I recall you that you don't have all the systems in France for social security or after you have retired ? You can make a lot of money in HK, but you can also have a lot of problems if you don't make a lot of money... There are both extremely rich people there, and extremely poor also.
>If one isn’t interested by History and history of HK (Chow Yun Fat in an old TVB serial is an hilarious moment ) this movie can be boring sometimes…
Exactly... I watched it again to check if I was not too nice with it, but I laughed again a lot, and found the movie very interesting again. I guess i'ts because I'm as interested in the culture and history of HK in the recent years as I'm interested in the movies. So I should probably underline it more in my reviews, you will enjoy this movie if you are hKgese or interested in HK history. Otherwise that's probably not what you should look for...