Friday, September 28

[Singapore Drama Review] 29th February 229 明天见

On the 29th of February, Ye Zheng Fang (Thomas Ong) had a quarrel with his wife Shu Jun (Elsie Yeh), she died of a heart attack later in the evening. Their son, Zhi Xin (Aloysius Pang), blamed him for her death. Their daughter, Zhi Hui (Hong Ling), fell into a coma on the same day after a traffic accident. A torn and battered Zheng Feng slipped into a defeated slumber, but a sharp crash jerked him awake, and he found himself repeating the day of 29th February…

Unable to explain his situation, he tries to save his wife and daughter but to no avail as the day repeats itself. Soon, each member of the family gets trapped with him, repeating the same day over and over again. They start to enjoy the days without tomorrow, but soon realised that life is meaningless without progress. While everyone hopes for a better tomorrow, what will you do when tomorrow never ends?  

Just finished watching this channel 8 series - 29th February 229 明天见. I decided to catch it because the trailer presented on television caught my attention. If I am not wrong, this show resembles a movie title - Before I fall with a similiar story-line. 

Personally, I thought that the series had a refreshing plot with a good suspense. The heart-warming scenes presented are commendable too. It educated viewers to cherish your family and never to take them for granted. It also highlighted viwers to forgive your loved ones in whatever circumstances.

Please do follow this drama closely else it may just appear repetitive without any progression. Though the finale was somewhat predictable; it contained certain unexpected element which was commendable.

Oh well, the show might not seems to be logical but trust me, watch it with an open-mind. You would definitely learn something from it.

Ratings: 3.5 / 5

Monday, September 3

[Movie Review] Crazy Rich Asians

The story follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young , to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. 

Watched Crazy Rich Asians with mummy yesterday afternoon at filmgarde bugis+. 

Personally, I felt that this film had a focused story-line but somewhat, predictable. Initially, it may appear rather slow-paced but thankfully, the progression gradually got better. It was a pity that the plot was weak without substantial content.

The main highlight was on these 2 characters - Rachel Chu & Nick Young about their romance relationship. Even when circumstances may not appear positively for Rachel Chu, I was totally impressed by her determination and courage. 

Honestly, this movie did not work well for me. With the many recommendation, I was obviously expecting it to be be above average but however, it was just an average show. 

Ratings: 2.5 / 5