Imagine Andy Lau, Miu Kiu Wai, Tong Chun Yip and Wong Yat Wah together in a movie? Would make an interesting combination but it appeared impossible since only Andy Lau was active in the movie scene. Well, the impossible moment happened in Oct 2007 as all four appeared in a triad movie named “Brothers”. The producers even managed to rope in highly rated Eason Chan to join the veterans.
The “Brothers” would be a movie which I will not miss being someone who grew up in the 80s so I arm-twisted May to watch it at GSC on 24 Oct. After a great recent experience with “The Detective“, our expectation were high but these hopes totally crashed landed in the first 15 minutes of the movie.
The story line was pretty shallow like all Hong Kong movies about the triad. The acting was horrendous and this unforgivable since the cast consisted of real weterans. Eason Chan was hopeless in his role. The cinematography was mediocre and the editing was bad. It was a movie that you would wished to end fast and when it did, you cursed yourself for wasting your time.
The only thing positive about the movie was that Miu Kiu Wai and Wong Yat Wah actually looked good (these guys must be in their fifties now) but I can’t say that for their acting.
The creme of the movie was definitely Crystal Huang. Then again it was for her looks and not her acting.
“Brothers” was a real bomb. For those who are considering to watch the movie, don’t waste your dough.