Cj7 Full Movie English Version
The following day, Ti comes to Dicky's school to give him his lunchbox. There he meets Ms. Yuen, who offers to help Dicky study. He shakes her hand gratefully and leaves on his bike as Ms. Yuen watches on before leaving. Ti goes back to his boss and apologizes; his boss apologises for calling his son a cheater in front of the other workers. He gives him his job back and his salary as well as a bonus (inside a red packet) so that Ti may buy Dicky new textbooks. Ti remarks of his great luck to the woman operating the lift on his way up to the building he is working on but is shut off with her sliding door. During work, an accident happens with Ti knocking some canisters over, trapping Ti's legs with ropes and pulling him close to the edge. Ti attempts to grab onto a bamboo pole for dear life and a worker asks where his safety harness is. Ti is unable to retrieve it and in doing so loses grip on the bamboo, falls down further to grip some mesh netting, suspended by the canister's weight. Another worker in a lower floor sees him and tries to help by telling Ti to stretch his free hand out along with other workers. Unfortunately, Ti cannot reach his hand and the netting tears apart. Ti falls to his death from the building's scaffolding.
cj7 full movie english version
Back at school, Ms. Yuen calls Dicky from his classroom just as he gets his test result in which he scores 65. Dicky is seen sitting at the hospital, clutching onto his paper as he looks on the scene between the doctor, Ti's boss and Ms. Yuen in the door window near him. She goes home with Dicky and tearfully breaks the news to him that his father has passed away. Dicky begins to cry; telling her to leave and pushes her out and locks the house door to sob. In his bawling state, Dicky says that Ti will come back tomorrow and apologises to Ms. Yuen, telling her he is going to sleep as she listens on outside, sliding down to a sitting position as she cries with him out of sympathy.
CJ7, still in the messenger bag which is now under the table on which Ti's dead body is lying, wriggles out of the bag and uses its repairing powers on Ti's body, even though it knows it will take its full power and it will die.
As with the title CJ7, the earlier working titles, A Hope, Yangtze River VII, and Long River 7, referred to the Chinese crewed space program. The mission of Shenzhou 6 was completed in 2006 and the real Shenzhou 7 successfully launched in September 2008. The film had a budget of US$20 million, and heavily uses CG effects. Xu Jiao, the child who plays Dicky, is in fact female. She had to cross-dress to be in the film.
The film fared no better with local Hong Kong critics. Perry Lam of Muse gave a decidedly negative review of the film: 'We go to see a Stephen Chow movie for its great entertainment value and, occasionally, its terrific cinematic panache. We don't need to be told that we are morally superior because we don't have much money.'
BOTTOM LINE: Very warm and it's nice to see another side of Chow from the usual zany antics we see in his films. I was very touched by many of the scenes supported well by the strong performances. Chow shows he can produce wonderful results when he is also creating in a more controlled milleue. This is a super family film and thisBlu-ray is only the definitive way to see it your home - with many touting the image over their theatrical viewing. I thought it was a well crafted story with some uniqueness and being a parent I could relate to some of the topics broached. As long as you aren't expecting the energy of Kung Fu Hustle, I expect many will also enjoy the experience and hopefully be as impressed by theBlu-ray as I was.
So it wasn't surprising, exactly, that Chow elected to follow up those martial-arts farces with a science-fiction comedy that had a wacky computer-generated alien creature at its centre. And a kids' movie, which CJ7 is, seemed well-suited to his style. (Chow is a smart and funny guy, but his sense of humour could often be described as juvenile.) What's most disappointing about CJ7 is how the Hollywood template Chow appears to be following--E.T. is the obvious inspiration--has sapped his vitality and confused his storytelling sense. As a follow-up to Kung Fu Hustle, which plays as if a time-traveling tornado swept up the Shaw Brothers Studio circa 1979 and smashed it to pieces on the MGM backlot in the mid-1950s, this less imaginative retread suggests a step backward. Fortunately, there's still enough vigour and good humour in Chow's style that, although the film can feel bland and overly calculated, it's not a total loss.
The big problem is that CJ7 is highly episodic in construction, with a resultant whole that's somehow less than the sum of its parts--and without the emotional build that would help validate its final act, in which CJ7 makes a mighty sacrifice for Ti and Dicky. As a matter of fact, CJ7 is the only character in this movie who could be described as an active protagonist. Look back at the Spielberg film, where the fate of E.T. was very much tied up in the decisions made by young Elliott, to see where Chow goes wrong. Truth be told, Dicky treats CJ7 so poorly that it's hard to root for him. And Dicky's a largely passive observer, barely a catalyst for the film's story anyway.
The movie is accompanied by a full complement of extras, starting with a feature-length Cantonese-language audio commentary including Stephen Chow, screenwriters Tsang Ken-Cheung and Lam Fong, and actors Lam Chi Chung and Lee Shing-Cheung. It's optionally subtitled in English and French and is an entertaining-enough listen, although sometimes the gist of their good-natured banter back and forth is no doubt lost in the process of translation. There's lots of information about Chow's work with the cast and anecdotes from the shoot, plus many references to scenes that were shot but deleted during editing. The disc contains no deleted scenes, perhaps because the VFX work on them was never completed.
There's a lot of shameless filler here, too--an indication of how poorly-conceived features aimed at the "family" market can be. "How to Bully a Bully" (4 mins.) and "How to Make a Lollipop" (1 min.) are painfully cheesy shorts targeted at the Nickelodeon audience, stitched together out of scenes from the movie and B-roll (letterboxed) plus newly shot footage (fullscreen) of a chipper host/narrator trying to make something out of nothing. Neither will be of any interest to anyone over the age of 12. (Hard to believe someone spent time subtitling this stuff in French.) Along the same lines are the goofy "CJ7 Profiles" (7 mins.), mini-summaries of the film's characters that identify each one's "super power," likes and dislikes, etc. "CJ7 Mission Control" is a mildly interactive game involving sending CJ7 into outer space on a rocket ship that might divert small children and nerds for five minutes or so.
But even though the chorus is clear, the rest of the movie meanders like a Beck lyric, with little narrative progress. As the camera follows four campers in a Portland, Ore., rock school for girls, the result is less a journey than a collage of random thoughts, circumstances and events. There's plenty of telling, but not enough showing.
A week doesn't seem to be long enough for the kids to get used to the cameras, get to know one another and develop some kind of story arc. And unlike the documentary "Rock School," which featured a complicated control freak at the center of a movie about kids and music, everyone in "Girls Rock!" is pretty nice.
The movie gets better whenever the camp counselors start talking - in 20/20 hindsight, it seems as if their stories would have been a more interesting focus. And the soundtrack, filled with hard-rocking songs from Le Tigre, Sleater-Kinney, Sonic Youth and other girl-friendly bands, is almost always perfect.
There's also a payoff at the end, when the crash course in lyrics, band dynamics and musicianship results in some decent songs under the circumstance. "Bush is an idiot," one preteen sings. "He won't sign the Kyoto Treaty." It's not often you get to see kids in a movie showing that much passion.
It's not often American moviegoers are treated to a foreign film so soon after it's homeland release, so it's sad to report that Stephen Chow's "CJ7" - a Lunar New Year film released on Jan. 31 in Hong Kong and China - is a bit of a letdown.
The film, which Chow co-wrote and directed apparently as a strange mix of Chaplin's "The Kid" and the recent sci-fi flick "The Last Mimzy," focuses on a 9-year-old schoolboy, Dicky (played by an actress, Jiao Xu ), a kid from the poor side of town whose father, Ti (Chow), spends long hours working at a construction site to afford the steep tuition of a private school. They live in a condemned building full of cockroaches, eat rotten food and dress in tatters.
What's impressive about Chow is that he can instill an underlying pathos - a moodiness, if you will - even in the silliest of all films, giving it a bit more weight than it seems to deserve. Chow uses computer effects the way Frank Tashlin animated Daffy Duck - it would have been apropos for "CJ7" to have been made by the Acme Co. - but Dicky is a kid you root for fully. You wouldn't laugh if the little fella were flattened by a 500-pound anvil.
The story of "David & Layla" is practically a movie genre unto itself. A man and woman of different tribes, nationalities or religions innocently fall in love only to have their romance deflated or, worse, by their own families. When David's relatives express concern, you halfway expect them to break into a chorus of "Stick to your own kind."
The movie follows a scrawny little boy, Dicky (Xu Jian), who attends a private school because his widowed, working-class father (Chow) wants his son to enjoy a better future. The father and son live in a hovel where the pastime during meals is whacking cockroaches while keeping the critters from falling into their rice bowls.