This year our approach to Fantasia Fest was different as we only viewed movies we wanted to see. Usually we fill the gaps in the time between showings with other movies we're so so about. Did we miss out on movies we may have liked. Probably. However I don't think of our experience as one big blur of movies, movies, movies. I'd like to think that by being more selective we took time to "smell the flowers" [ugh!] so to speak. However I really believe we remember what we liked and forget the rest but who knows.
A poster advertising the Festival we saw in several metro stations. The man reminds me of a younger Anthony Wong whom we didn't see in any films here this year.
Yeah Fantasia. Yeah Concordia University where we saw the movies this year.
Mandrill. Chile. 2009. Chile’s awesome action star who does his own stunts. A very James Bondish (1960’s era) film with lots of fun action scenes, pretty girls and devilish going ons. Very entertaining.
Gallants. Hong Kong. 2010. The old kung fu guys get it on again to save the world…..well, not the world but local friends being displaced by ruthless tycoons who want their homes. Clever, touching and fun. Bruce Leung was at Fantasia Fest to talk about the movie and other things…like the Mainland taking back Hong Kong.
Clash. Vietnam. 2009. A rip roaring action flick with a kick ass heroine. And a handsome talented male lead too. Highly enjoyable.
Centurion. United Kingdom. 2010. Wow, we actually attended a major theatrical release at Fantasia . Neil Marshall's film was well done and a highly entertaining movie. Though the plot was predictable I thoroughly enjoyed myself.