Reviewed by: Brian Thibodeau
Summary: Bomb & Viv
Puerile affliction fantasy - which opens with an ridiculous claim that the medical conditions shown within have been proven valid - has aspiring singer Vivian blinded in a nightclub jukebox incident (!) and cured by a stun gun to the head when shes kidnapped by drug dealers who want an incriminating videotape made by her brother (David Siu), the club manager. When a friend is kidnapped by the same gang, Viv and her pals race to the rescue, where, after an improvisational interpretive dance/kung-fu fight (Im serious!), she gets shot and ends up in a coma from which she can be saved by a transfusion of rare blood. Good LORD! Director/writer Chan Ka-suen and co-writer Betty Yu Bik-yiu sincerely believe theyre being progressive by having one Chinese character fall for a Caucasian girl (in 1994, for heavens sake!), yet simultaneously indulge in dated stereotyping of homosexuals as duplicitous pansies and the handicapped as worthless to society, or at least to Viv's record-buying public. A quintessential bad Hong Kong movie loaded with dumb logic, crass melodrama, bad science and plenty of unintentional laughs. Great viewing for all the wrong reasons. OK Cantopop soundtrack features six songs by Vivian, two by Leon Lai, among others.
Reviewer Score: 2
Reviewed by: pablo
The adventures of aspiring singer Chau Siu Mun (Vivian) andher friends. Lots of popular songs. Dedicated to Beyond, Danny Chan, and Ayrton Senna. Cheesy fun, especially when keeping Vivian's real career and (lack of) talent in mind. But be warned, Vivian is the best actor in the movie.