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七十二家房客 (2010)
72 Tenants of Prosperity

Reviewed by: evirei
Date: 11/14/2011

A perfect comedy for the Chinese New Year mood. A re-make and enhanced version of the 72 tenants, this version is much more funny and have incorporated a lot more modern funny elements to it.

The opening of this movie starts of a little like "High School Musical". I love how they used the real life series of events happening in Hong Kong in the movies and I seriously love to see Eric Tsang and Jacky Cheung battling each other.

This movie has involved more than 30 top stars to act in it... and it surely did make it a merry Chinese show. I totally love the mood and feel of the show and love the continuity from the original 72 tenants show. However the ending is a little lame and predictable. Afterall, it's a Chinese New Year movie.

Reviewer Score: 6

Reviewed by: mrblue
Date: 06/03/2011

A loose sequel to the Cantonese comedy classic The House of 72 Tenants, 72 Tenants of Prosperity, the 2010 Lunar New Year entry from Eric Tsang and the TVB studio, doesn't stray too far from the usual holiday movie formula, emphasizing a light, locally-based story, and a star-packed cast, rather than attempting to creating any sort of deep cinematic imprint.

How much enjoyment you're going to get from 72 Tenants of Prosperity is probably roughly equal to how much you're ensconsed in Hong Kong history and pop culture, either from living there, or having too much time on one's hands and watching what some would consider too many Hong Kong movies over the years. Taken on its' base, a lot of the jokes featured here will fall flat on many more casual western viewers of Hong Kong cinema, but for those that are more well-versed, there are quite a few treats to be found here.

Reviewer Score: 6