Reviews written by British Racing Green
A Battle Of Wits (DVD) (2-Disc Regular Edition) (Hong Kong Version)(8)Our Price: US$10.994 people found this review helpful
March 26, 2007 Quality!
From the moment I read about this movie during production, I had wanted to see it. Rarely do we see period/wuxia movies of this quality. There is no mindless action or violence, but reason and philosophical messages. What draws me into the movie is how real the characters are. The treachery of the king and his ministers shows how people are used and just thrown away. Power is all that matters, lives lost do not. A lot can be compared to modern society. Another point worth mention is the largely forgotten Mohist school of thought, a school that deserves more recognition for their contribution to Chinese culture.
Initial D1 people found this review helpful
February 7, 2007 Cool!
If you are into street racing, then this movie is worth watching. It isn't as colourful and slick as the Fast & Furious movies, but it wasn't meant to be. Intial D captures the feel of street racing culture in one part of Japan (Gunma). The car scenes are top notch and the characters are not too bad. Some might say it is rather odd that they put Chinese actors speaking Chinese in what is a movie based on a Japanese cartoon. But why didn't a Japanese company come and make the movie instead of one from Hong Kong? It isn't that odd when you consider people in HK grew up watching Japanese cartoons all dubbed into Chinese. The story is somewhat different from the original cartoons, but then again, what works in one medium doesn't for another. Enjoy it and the soundtrack isn't bad either...
Diamond Love (AVEP)1 people found this review helpful
November 27, 2006 Well done!
I like this EP, it has a good mix of music and all different in terms of style. It is always good when artists present new material and actually cares to be different. Not many HK singers dare to go that far to be different and I take my hat off to Jill for doing so. Jill goes to prove her critics wrong and there is even a sweet ballad that could be up there with sister Janice's best ballads. Other people have said what needs to be said about the music. Go on, buy it!
2 people found this review helpful
September 1, 2006 Not that bad
I think a lot of people judge Janice to be better because she came out first and proved her talent. That's fair enough, but I do think the Jill has talent too and it is a good thing that she has gone for a different style. Jill's music is for a slightly different crowd. It might not be great music, but it is ok and not offensive that I'd have to switch the radio off. How boring would it be, if both Janice and Jill dressed the same and produced samey music? Jill's music is catchy and kinda cute. Jill has talent and I am sure they can be developed in time. People need to have a fair mind and Jill deserves our attention. Comparing Janice and Jill is a bit like comparing Michael Jackson with Janet. They're both related, but have different styles. Comparing would be wasting time.
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