Crazy Safari (1991)
Reviewed by: STSH on 2000-01-16
Summary: Truly surreal
If you think a sequel to Gods Must Be Crazy II liberally mixed with all sorts of HK film motifs sounds weird, try watching it dubbed into a foreign language without subtitles. Seeing this film dubbed into Thai (which I assume excluded Chow and Ng's narration), long before I'd seen a Mr Vampire film or hopping corpses or heard of Lam Ching Ying, was a truly surreal experience.

The yellow-robed corpse (of a Ming Dynasty diplomat, according to publicity at the time) is conditioned to respond to a particular sound, which causes it/him to hop towards this sound. A lot of the humour comes out of this e.g. kids use him as man in the middle to play blind man's buff. But what really struck me was the difference in N!xau's character. In TGMBC I & II, he is quiet and stoic, observing others' strange customs mostly in silence. Here, he hardly ever shuts up ! To the best of my memory, he speaks more than any other character.

He also has one of the best running gags in the show. When greeting a stranger, he places a hand on the person's chest and says hello. And he can't understand why women keep backing away from him .......
In summary, not a great film, sometimes stupid rather than funny, but really hilarious in places, and a truly unusual mixture you're never likely to forget.
Reviewer Score: 6