CJ7 (2008)
Reviewed by: kiliansabre on 2010-03-20
Summary: Good family comedy drama
I'm a little surprised this made a run in the theater in the US. The production values are high here, but the movie itself is a bit of a let down. It is basically a family film directed more towards the kids and though Stephen Chow is a presence here, his roll is actually played pretty straight. There are the usual great comedy bits stuck in here and there is a bit of poignant drama near the end that is perhaps a bit too serious for young children. The cgi of the creature here is decent. The film looks gorgeous. All in all from the standpoint of someone looking for a film to enjoy with the family, this is it. Those looking for a more traditional Stephen Chow comedy look towards his other efforts, but you won't feel cheated watching this either way.