15 January 2012

Movie Review: Ah Beng The Movie: Three Wishes 阿炳心想事成 (2012)

Ah Beng The Movie: Three Wishes 阿炳心想事成

I was lucky to be able to catch this movie during the Premiere Gala Screening at Pavilion yesterday thanks to HTC. Clumsy Boy was chosen in their ticket giveaway :)


Synopsis:
It's the eve of The Lunar New Year in a village. Every household is busy preparing to receive the auspicious God Of Fortune (GOF). Comes midnight, people of various races impersonate the GOF. They walk up to each household to offer mandarin oranges and lucky numbers in return for an "Ang Pau". Ah Beng's father being poor, dishes out only coins to these GOF. The worst dressed scruffy GOF who receives a tiny token from Ah Beng's father, is in fact, the true and almighty GOF. Without realizing, Ah Beng's father comments that he should be better dressed and wishes him good luck and good health, very sincerely. The true GOF is surprised but touched by Ah Beng's father's sincerity and grants him 3 wishes.

Not-so-bright security guard Ah Beng works at an open car-park, is being bullied by a group of rich brats with luxury cars, over their parking fee. A mysterious guy comes in and helps Ah Beng. Grateful for his help, Ah Beng invites him into his life and things starts to change around him.

One day at work, Bobby is injured while filming and with the help of Ah Beng, Rain and the mysterious guy, Bobby is brought to the hospital where they see both Ah Lian and Salted Fish Lian. Salted Fish Lian was collecting her medicine from the pharmacy. Ah Beng and the gang secretly investigates Salted Fish Lian's condition and is shocked to find out that Salted Fish Lian is very sick.

Back home, Ah Beng and the gang, are thinking of ways to save Salted Fish Lian. Bobby then spots a Talent Search contest in a newspaper with a massive grand prize of cash. Rain, Bobby and Ah Beng quickly form a singing trio to join the contest. Do they win? Who is the Mysterious Guy? Why is he there? What will Ah Beng's father's 3 wishes be?

Release Date : 19 January 2012
Genre : Comedy 喜剧
Language : Cantonese 粤语
Director : Director Silver
Casts : 林德荣Jack Lim, 颜薇恩Gan Mei Yan, 陈志康Royce Tan, 邱文博Bernard, 曾洁钰Ah Yoke



Verdict:

  1. It's a perfect Chinese New Year movie because it's really funny and has a good ending too!
  2. Not touching enough though and lack of originality because the idea in talent show part is same like the videos we used to watch in Youtube.
  3. Guys would especially love the action in car drifting part.
Rating: 7/10


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9 comments :

  1. hmmm might watch this with the cousins during CNY! :)))

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  2. How do you know guys would like the car drifting part?

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  3. yah i think i watched movies with such story line before :/ really nothing much special le..

    Latest: CNY Buffet; Eat ALL You Can!

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  4. Yo Charmaine.. did they got the English subs?? I would love to see em.. Ho ho ho..

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  5. annant: Yeah it's not bad! :)

    khengsiong: I thought most guys like car drifting action? :p

    Fish: Haha yah but as a CNY movie, ok la...

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  6. will watch it soon~ thanks for sharing the review~ XD

    Regards,
    http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

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  7. Aki: Yes! Got subtitle wan! But somehow I forgot it's English or Malay hahaha

    Mr Lonely: You're most welcome :)

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  8. Heehehehee~ A must watch movie!! ^^

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  9. i've wanted to watch this ever watch the trailer in the cinema :)

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