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Big Brother Cheng

Reviewed by: Sydneyguy
Date: 02/06/2004
Summary: I agree with interviewer below

I have not seen the teahousemyself but this movie felt like a mini series all put into a movie. So many subjects pop up in this movie like rape, forgiveness, justice but they do nto combine well together. The rape which leads to a suicide and how the deal with the perpetrators is a joke!! the ending though is good and you just hope that someday thigns like that will really happen in the world


Reviewed by: MrBooth
Date: 01/19/2004
Summary: 2/5

** BIG BROTHER CHENG: There is no plot to speak of, just a sequence of highly conservative and reactionary mini-plots. The ethics espoused here seemed far more callous and naive than in the original TEAHOUSE (or maybe I was just feeling less tolerant of intolerance when I watched it)

Reviewer Score: 4

Reviewed by: mpongpun
Date: 07/20/2003

This flick is the direct sequel to The Teahouse. If you recall, Wang Cheng (Chen Kuan Tai) and his wife (Karen Yip) leave the Teahouse to hopefully find some peace and quiet in the New Territories. Life in the country comes to a halt as the folks at the Teahouse beg for Big Brother Cheng to return and help them sort out some sticky situations that has arisen since he moved out. Seeing that the law punishes the innocent and sides with the bad guys, Boss Cheng decides that he will take matters into his own hands and administer justice himself. That means no more rapes, drugs, underground casinos, thieves, and cheats. Boss Cheng’s heavy handed dealing with the bad guys makes him a hero to some, but to the Hong Kong Police, Cheng’s vigilantism goes way across the legal lines. Eventually, Boss Cheng feels defeat as one of his adversaries, Prince Ji, is released from jail and proceeds to make life uneasy for Cheng, his family and friends. Cheng, not willing to let the bad guys off the hook, fights back and deals the bad guys his own brand of justice. Excellent follow up to The Teahouse and make sure you watch out for the little twist at the end.