Tuesday, February 17

TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES《冲上云霄》Gala Premiere

Was invited as one of the bloggers to watch TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES《冲上云霄》Gala Premiere which was held at The Mastercard Theatres (Marina Bay Sands). 

Charmaine Sheh

Julian Cheung

Before the screening, I went for the red carpet event held at the skating rink to catch Charmaine Sheh & Julian Cheung! It was not easy to taking pictures of them since many lifted their cameras as well. However, I still managed to snap quite a decent shot of them. For your info, they were on stage like only 5 minutes else I'm sure I could get even better shots.

Young pilot Branson (Louis KOO) recently takes over Skylette, his father’s aviation empire, only to realize his old flames Cassie (Charmaine SHEH) is a flight attendant there. Several years ago, he was forced to break up with her and move to New York to take care of his father's business. To this day, the two continue to harbor feelings for each other but decide to keep them bottled up. In an effort to rebrand the airline, Branson invites rock idol TM to star in an upcoming commercial and appoints Sam (Fransic NG) as her flying consultant. Incongruent in both tastes and experience, this odd couple gets off on the wrong foot. As the shoot progresses, however, they slowly discover each other's merits, developing a strong mutual attraction. Jayden (Julien CHEUNG) has left Skylette Airline to become a pilot for private jets.

The drama for this film received many good reviews thus I have a higher expectation on this particular film. However, it lack certain substance that did not do much justice.

Personally, I felt that the story was simple with an average plot. It started well rather interesting with the introducing of each cast but as it continues on, it got quite messy in showcasing the 3 different love story. It was good that each of the three relationships comes with its own classic background and setback. However, the stitching from scenes to scenes were done abruptly without a good flow. 

Among the three relationships, I thought that Branson Cheung (Louis Koo) and Cassie Poon (Charmaine Sheh) left a memorable impression for me. Their love story was well-crafted with a background and flashbacks that I could easily relate. As compared, they have the best chemistry presented.

Each of the three relationships has its own story thus it may trigger your love relationship you once had before. A typical HK comedy film for Chinese New Year. Fans of the actors/actress for this film, be sure to catch this show! It opens on 19 Feb!

Ratings: 2.7/5