- It Should Have Been Better 9/12/2008 12:00:00 AM by crossbow0106
This is a lukewarm story about a triad enforcer who is a loser in love. He brings home a desk, which causes his place to be possessed by a ghost, played by the beautiful Cherie Chung. He saves her from a fate brought on by her past and they fall in love. The question is, can they stay in love. I think this film tries too hard to be a slapstick comedy. The best moments, to me, are the interactions between Chow Yun Fat and Ms. Chung, which I feel aren't often enough. Actually, the women in this film are one dimensional, especially a former girlfriend, who becomes an accidental suicide. The actors are good, including the cute Deannie Yip, but I feel the film tries too hard to be funny when it may have worked better as a romance. There is no denying the ability and appeal of Chow Yun Fat and Cherie Chung, but I wanted more of them being together. It is watchable, and its not bad, but I thought it would be less smacking people around and more of an exploration into relationships. If you like Chow Yun Fat and/or Cherie Chung, please check this out. Otherwise, they have both been much more appealing in other films.