Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Posted by dleedlee at 11:33 AM
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.