How do these scriptwriters come up with these
ideas? Are they tied up in the dark and fed chocolate bars and sugar smacks
for three days until something spills out like an alien creature onto a
page. Then the director gets a hold of it and thinks “well it doesn’t make
a lot of sense, but why not”. More likely there was no script and they
just kind of winged it depending on what was available. This film is mildly
enjoyable – but it is idiotic.
A father and son are stuck in limbo Hell
- waiting impatiently for reincarnation. Neither led particularly exemplary
lives – in fact they were mass killers – so they fear that they may have
a long wait ahead of them or worse they may be reincarnated as a beast.
But one day the gatekeeper comes to them and after checking his laptop
– strikes a deal. Their granddaughter/daughter Jojo is scheduled to die
in a few days and if the grandfather – Carter Wong in a very strange role
for him – can convince her to kill the most masculine man in HK, then he
will be reincarnated. Or something like that.
Down below on earth we are introduced to Cynthia
Khan a new police recruit who has a kung-fu match against Sophia Crawford
with Lin Wei and her female supervisor looking on. After winning the match,
the supervisor warns Cynthia that Wei is upset with her and will make her
life in the police force miserable. One might be silly enough to assume
that the film might follow through on this plot thread – but the film never
again refers back to Cynthia being a cop or any of these characters. One
has to wonder if this scene was in fact plundered from some other film.
At any rate, Carter Wong comes down to earth,
finds the most masculine man with a magical leaf, accidentally (or not)
kills his granddaughter and then stops her spirit from being taken away
by two punkishly dressed servants from Hell. Instead he convinces her to
seduce Cynthia’s brother – and then if she decides that he is not a very
nice guy – she will kill him by kissing him. But of course they fall in
love – but she only has 47 days in human form before her body disintegrates
(I hate it when women do that). It seems that Cynthia is not only a cop
(well maybe), but also very knowledgeable with spells and such to fight
evil spirits and ghosts. She takes on Carter to fight for the life of her
The first hour of the film is totally unfocused
– its hard to figure out what is the real plot here – but for the last
thirty minutes it becomes rather fun as Cynthia hurls star dust, spells
and whatever else she can at Carter. The fight choreography isn’t particularly
good – but its always good seeing Cynthia enjoy herself.
By the way, a few Internet sources include Moon
Lee in the cast of this film, but that is not the case.
My rating for this film: 5.5