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運財智叻星 (1996)
Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Star

Reviewed by: Sydneyguy
Date: 07/23/2001
Summary: Pretty funny!!

I was quite suprised but how funny this movie is!! I was really caught off guard!!
I won't say much since the other reviewers have but watch some great credits where they do paradies of movies and for a very 'love struck' Micheal Wong!!


Reviewer Score: 7

Reviewed by: senordingdong
Date: 05/22/2001
Summary: Very Funny Nonsense Comedy

I found this movie very entertaining and hilarious. Although, the humour may not be for everyone. The actual story in the movie was well written, having a storyline that does not leave the viewer feeling empty and dissapointed. It was a welcome addition seeing Michael Wong in a comedic role and also not speaking English the entire time. The only thing that disappointed me was the fact that Nat Chan Pak Cheung never changed into any of the characters that he is depicted as on the DVD/VCD cover, since that was one of the reasons that I had bought this movie.


Reviewer Score: 7

Reviewed by: hktopten
Date: 12/21/1999

Out of all the recent crop on video, I had the most fun with this one. Ah Lek plays a character usually specizalied by Stephen Chiau Sing Chi. Anita is great as his sidekick on Earth. There is enough cameo by Ah Lek's friends to make your head spin. Story sort of reminds me of Whatever You Want. Wong Jing once again signs his name early with another shot at Wong Kar Wai. Ah Lek in the beginning constantly made reference to his game show on TV. I saw it twice already.

Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/08/1999

Named after lead actor Natalis Chan's popular TV game show. Most ofthe cast have also appeared as guests at the show.

[Reviewed by Christopher Fu]

Reviewed by: spinali
Date: 12/08/1999
Summary: NULL

In Chinese heaven, where there's lots of dry ice and absurd-looking cotton-puff cars, the Archangel Michael (Michael Wong) and Nine Heaven Fairy aka Angel of Nine Heavens (lovely Christy Chung) enjoy a clandestine romance. But as this is illegal in their rather fascist realm, they get sent down to Earth as punishment. However, The Lucky Windfall God aka The God of Fortune (Chan Bak Cheung) is also in love with her (as is half of the audience), so he goes down in pursuit, where he recruits one of his biggest worshippers (Anita Yuen) to help him. But Yuen seems much more interested in money, so they play mahjong, talk to horses at the racetrack (the animals answer back), and in general seem unimpressed (as does the plot) with the fact that Chan can only perform three miracles a day while on Earth. But the miracles are great, like when he changes Yuen's leechlike old boyfriend into a butthead (literally), gives microscopically-endowed Yuen colossal tits, and accidentally makes Michael Wong madly in love with him. Misfortune appears as the God of Bad Luck, whose presence is particularly unwelcome at the onset of a gambling competition at Las Vegas (watch for a knee-slapping parody of The God of Gamblers, by the same director, and the best possible adaptation of Japan's Sailor Moon manga) -- his last chance to win Chung over. This is one of the stranger Hong Kong comedies ever. Aside from the peculiar concept, there are tons of references to HK television shows and movies (not to mention mythology) that even the most Asiophile may find daunting, inexplicable titles occasionally appear on-screen, in English, announcing special effects. Related weirdness keeps you laughing even when you don't quite know what's going on. Director Wong "High Risk, Kung Fu Master, Chinese Torture Chamber, New Legend of Shaolin, Royal Tramp 1 & 2" Jing comes through again, though domestic film buffs may find themselves shaking their heads and saying, "Huh?"


[Reviewed by Steve Spinali]

Reviewer Score: 7