Saturday, February 21

AH BOYS TO MEN 3: FROGMEN (新兵正传III: 蛙人传) Movie Review

Returning to active duty are familiar characters – Ken Chow (Joshua Tan), the spoilt, rich kid, who tries to 'keng' his way out of NS. Aloysius Jin AKA Wayang King (Maxi Lim), whose over-enthusiasm creates more problems for his cabin mates. Lobang (Wang Weiliang), the street-smart wheeler dealer, out to make a quick buck off his cabin mates. Joining them is new face Hei Long AKA The Black Dragon (Wesley Wong), an aggressive gang leader, who prefers to talk with his fists instead of his mouth. Together, these ragtag band of misfits must somehow survive 40 weeks of training in hell. Do they have what it takes to become one of Singapore’s most fearsome military units – the frogmen? 

Watched Ah Boys To Men 3: Frogmen (新兵正传III: 蛙人传) earlier with Mum. Previously, there are Ah Boys to Men 新兵正传 and Ah Boys to Men 2 新兵正传 II. As compared, I think I prefer this installment slightly more for its compact story-line.

Personally, I enjoyed this film as a whole package. It brings Singapore’s favourite recruits back to the days before enlistment in ABTM. Instead of reporting to Pulau Tekong, the Ah Boys are posted to the Naval Diving Unit (NDU). 

Though a rather slow build up to its plot, it was nicely presented with a good story flow that was well-crafted. It depicted on its training and lifestyle in Naval Diving Unit that was refreshing. It also educated me many important aspects and values in life. Though some humour elements presented was rather foreseeable; there were still some good ones that made me laugh out loud. 

Kudos to Wang Wei Liang (Lobang), Maxi Lim (Aloysius Jin) and Aileen Tan acting ability! I thought that they did pretty well with their given roles. The others did a reasonably good job as well.

An inspirational movie to catch during this Chinese New Year!

Ratings: 4.35/5