This Chinese so-called blockbuster easily wears the crown as the worst film of the year, with its cheap sets and amateurish action sequences and visual effects that rip off Western treasure-hunt flicks.
We cannot help but be cautious that China's film industry is repeating what destroyed Hong Kong's film industry in the late 1990s: blind investment, neglect of film quality and the quest for cash and competition. Hong Kong director and producer Tung-Shing Yee sighed at the premiere of Overheard, stating that the Hong Kong film industry was officially dead. Chinese filmmakers need to be on guard so that we too are not mourning the death of the Chinese film industry in a few years time.
Worst 10 Chinese films of 2009
1. Wind Warriors (feng yun 2)
2. Gasp (qi chuan xu xu)
3. Looking for Jackie (xun zhao cheng long)
4. On His Majesty's Secret Service (da nei mi tan ling ling gou)
5. My Fair Gentleman (yao tiao shen shi)
6. Radish Warrior (jue jiang de luo bo)
7. Copycat (dao ban mao)
8. Mulan (hua mu lan)
9. The Warrior and the Wolf (lang zai ji)
10. Wheat (mai tian)
Best 10 Chinese films of 2009
1. The Message (feng sheng)
2. Weaving Girl (fang zhi gu niang)
3. Sophie's Revenge (fei chang wan mei)
4. Bodyguards and Assassins (shi yue wei cheng)
5. Overheard (qie ting feng yun)
6. Red River (hong he)
7. The Founding of a Republic (jian guo da ye)
8. Cow (dou niu)
9. A Simple Noodle Story (san qiang pai an jing qi)
10. Gao Xing (gao xing)
49-year old Cherie Chong was said to have walked out of her sadness of losing of her husband and is planning to marry a Singaporean businessman next year. However, Cherie personally denies to this issue with her best friend Sylvia Chang exclaiming that it's all a misunderstanding.
With the appearance of Mr L, her friends noted that her gloomy days are over. She has a smile across her face more regularly. However, being in love did not make her conscious of her weight and reporters claimed that she seemed at least 60kg.
Emme Wong defends accusations thrown at Shawn Yue
Hong Kong actor Shawn Yue was recently accused of being "arrogant" by the Hong Kong media. He was said to have angered his teacher, Alan Tam, who has decided to groom his junior from the same management company, Gregory Wang, instead.
Wei Minzhi, who is now 23 and a film director, went to the United States as an exchange student. She studied film and TV production at Brigham Young University - Hawaii and is now fluent in English and even has an unidentified but prominent boyfriend. (HunanTV)Related article in English.