Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ten Reasons Why The Message Is Worth A Look



Ten reasons why The Message is worth a look:

1. Huayi Brothers has invested heavily into the film. Strong cast of Zhou Xun, Huang Xiaoming, Li Bingbing, Zhang Hanyu; and excellent supporting cast: Wang Zhiwen, Duan Yihong, Alec Su
2. Acting contest features Zhou Xun vs Li Bingbing offers a direct comparison.
3. Huang Xiaoming, Zhang Hanyu and Alec Su strive for break out performances playing against their stereotypical roles.
4. Alec Su performace almost as exceptional as Li Bingbing performing naked.
5. Supporting actors are all big names, even though their roles are small.
6. Feng Xiaogang is the producer. Though he did not personally direct the film, his name behind the film is a sure drawing card.
7. Cruel instruments of torture used. While inhumane and despicable in the real world, this should attract audiences especially the male audience.
8. The film has tense atmosphere of psychological depression and a suspenseful plot.
9. A TV drama from the same source novel has drawn high ratings so their is interest in comparison and whether the film can exceed it.
10.The dialogue contains a lot of classic lines that are sure to become popular catchphrases and buzzwords.
(cri.cn)

2 comments:

beyondasiaphilia said...

re: the message "Cruel instruments of torture used. While inhumane and despicable in the real world, this should attract audiences especially the male audience."

Gotta love that, especially you males.

dleedlee said...

Not that I have that sort of experience, but it takes two to play B&D! :)

#4 sounds like an excuse to mention that Li Bingbing _just_might_ be seen nekkid, but in a sophisticated non-tawdry, professional manner. ORZ