Ah Long used so much Cantonese then, plus as most of my Cantonese speaking colleagues fully understand, my Cantonese is so hilarious, I might as well join Jack Neo’s productions. But still, I enjoy the Ah Long movie (post note: i watched it again a few days ago and i still find it hilarious).
But the newest offering, Where Got Ghost?, is a different story.
Embarking on the trend of multiple storylines in a movie (of the ghosts/haunting/paranormal genre), the production includes the usual humour and of course, a lot of Hokkien dialect (which I love). But it falls short of my expectations.
1. The storyline was too loose, too fragmented. 3 different storylines with no link, to be completed within a normal movie duration of 90 to 120 minutes is no easy task. I will, however, really enjoy a storyline that flows through smoothly and with more details. This contrasts greatly with other movies like 4bia (phobia) which had a significant scary plot and the stories were at least vaguely connected (ensuring a more or less continuity) .
2. Acting was too exaggerated and stressed at times. The actors/actresses looked really “pushed” and this resulted in rather forced expressions; definitely not their best forms.
3. The movie gave an impression this was a fast tracked production to meet the start of the Chinese 7th (ghost) month and was the worst movie that Jack Neo offered.