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《我愛HK2013 恭囍發財》(2013) – 香港 <影評中文翻譯 – 晏晏>

Review by: Andrew Chan FCCA AACTA FIPRESCI
Translated by: Kristy Leung HKBU
Translated Date: 3rd April 2013
Release on DVD and Blu Ray in Hong Kong on 27th March 2013

Director: Chung Shu Kai 鍾澍佳
Cast: Alan Tam 譚詠麟, Veronica Yip 葉玉卿, Bosco Wong 黃宗澤, Kate Tsui 徐子珊, Michael Tse 謝天華, Eric Tsang 曾志偉, Stanley Fung 馮粹帆

Hong Kong Box Office Takings: HK$16,894,784

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黃百鳴的《家有囍事》系列本是香港每年主流的賀歲劇,但自近年《我愛香港》系列的出現和成功,幾乎已將《家有囍事》的主流位置取而代之。《我愛香港2013》的特別之處是它能夠帶出香港獨特的文化感情和對本土社會大眾的注視,這些都是香港近年來備受關注的議題。再加上一幕幕舊式風味的香港景致,令人感觸更深,更富味道。

譚詠麟近來逐漸取代了梁家輝,成為另一個演繹傳統香港人的代表。他作為這部電影的重心人物,雖然髮型有點令人倒胃口,但亦算發揮得不錯。他與曾志偉在天台上對話的情景,令人自然地聯想起以前的《雙城故事》般對戲的情景。而黃宗澤在《我愛香港》系列中越見到他的演技逐漸進步。他的誇張演技開始變得純熟而流暢,令觀眾慢慢容易接受並喜歡這種演戲方式。他和徐子珊亦越見合拍,看他們打情罵俏的樣子,真的有種情侶的感覺。馮粹帆飾演的善良老闆,是電影中重要的角色;謝天華那狹斜的小混混角色也演得生動有致。最特別的是,息演多年的葉玉卿亦擔當了一角,飾演譚詠麟妻子。她的參與也是賣點之一,必令影迷眼前一亮。而邵音音作為騙神弄鬼的氣功師傅,也為電影製造了不少笑點。

在我而言,《我愛香港2013》比另一套賀歲片《百星酒店》成功。它呈現出港人對香港的獨特情懷,對親朋手足的關愛之情,這些都是現今香港人遺忘了的人民價值。執導所有《我愛香港》系列的TVB導演鍾澍佳,亦成功製造出很多歡樂和令人感動的惰節,幕幕都扣人心弦。看完這部好作品,已令我不禁開始期待來年的《我愛香港2014》了。

香港歷翱述評創作

歷翱 評 – 7.5/10

(中文翻譯 – 晏晏)

I Love Hong Kong 2013 我愛HK 恭囍發財 (2013) – Hong Kong

Review by: Andrew Chan FCCA AACTA
Review Date: 19th February 2013
Releasing in cinemas in Hong Kong, 7th February 2013

Director: Chung Shu Kai
Cast: Alan Tam, Veronica Yip, Bosco Wong, Kate Tsui, Michael Tse, Eric Tsang, Stanley Fung

Hong Kong Box Office Takings: HK$16,894,784

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Another year, another Lunar Chinese New Year film from the successful “I Love Hong Kong” franchise. After knocking veteran Raymond Wong’s long running “All Well Ends Well” off the pearl, TVB and Shaw Brothers continue the same family drama plot line and remains surprisingly affecting. One of the reasons why “I Love Hong Kong 2013” works, is because it touches upon relevant Hong Kong people concerns and the sentimental value that people place on long lost Hong Kong culture in the rapidly changing territory. The result is another good addition to the series that wins the audience over with a touching if cliché scenario.

Alan Tam replaces Tony Leung Kar Fai in the latest instalment as the Hong Kong old dinosaur in focus. With a bad hairdo that is actually rather distracting, Tam manages to produce one of his better performances in recent years. His rooftop chat with Eric Tsang (in an equally bad make-up and costume), revokes the glory Hong Kong cinema days when the pair chased after Maggie Cheung (namely “Alan And Eric: Between Hello And Goodbye“). However, the star of the show is given to the ever improving Bosco Wong. Wong steadily impresses in deliberately overacting for comedic effect and remains a easily likeable character for the audience to root for. His already established chemistry with Kate Tsui is easy on the eye and the two plays off each other like old couples having a great time. Stanley Fung once again provides the anchor role as the kind hearted boss of the restaurant, while Michael Tse is suitably hilarious in the “villainous” role who insanely grew up to become Natalis Chan. Rounding out the film, we also get to see the much missed Veronica Yip (playing Tam’s wife) who have not made a film since 1996. Long time fans of Hong Kong cinema will surely be on the mark with this one. Also in the for the laughs, is the always scene stealing Siu Yam Yam’s cameo as the fraudulent “Chi” seller.

All in all, “I Love Hong Kong 2013” easily won the battle of the two lunar new year films (the other being “Hotel Deluxe“) as it is far more personal, more uniquely Hong Kong and more importantly about basic human values that a lot of people have forgotten in the midst of Hong Kong working life. Veteran TVB director Chung Shu Kai who helmed the entire “I Love Hong Kong” series is once again successful in balancing over the top humour with the right level of drama and hitting the right emotional buttons in the most crucial moments. With the box office success looming once again, we look forward to the series continuing in yet another Hong Kong 70s and modern day crossover in “I Love Hong Kong 2014”. See you next year! (Neo 2013)

I rated it 7.5/10