Last year’s Lan Kwai Fong brought on sexiness back to the Hong Kong cinema scenes. It repeats the same formula of telling several generic love stories mixed with an abundance of cleavage and sex with no nudity. The stories are even less balanced this time, with most of the time spent on the worthless main story about a poor photographer falling in love with a rich girl. The stories are so bad that I’m not sure those cleavages are worth sitting through this movie.
Promiscuous things going on every night at LKF. Tonight, a photographer hits it off with a girl that just broke up with her rich ex-boyfriend; an office boy in advertising mistakes his cell phone for a pretty married woman’s; a broker gets to know a prostitute a lot more than he should; a patrol officer comes across a female DJ working at a night club, they’re like familiar strangers to each other. The reception for the first was a surprisingly popular one, and as any director would do, Wilson Chin decided to give Lan Kwai Fong a second go, filming Lan Kwai Fong 2. However, nothing in the sequel carries forward from the original, except Lan Kwai Fong, the centre of night life in Hong Kong, remains the backdrop of yet another Shiga Lin love story bundled with an excessive amount of non-revealing sex scenes.
Sammy Shum also became popular for his portrayal of the hard-partying character, “Lan Kwai Fong USB” in the film. In reality, he actually prefers to remain low-key and spend his free time at home, in which he wears rags and thick glasses. Sammy said, “I’m actually a really boring guy. I prefer girls who are simple-minded; I tend to get along with them more. Of course, feelings are the most important when it comes to a relationship.” He has been struggling at TVB for the past 6 years playing various supporting roles, but never as the lead. His career is definitely looking brighter now that he has proven himself as an actor in films.
With the Hong Kong film industry making lesser local productions, Lan Kwai Fong 2 by being sexy and riding on the fame of the first film, we gave the original a pretty bad grade and sadly, this film is even worse. Aside from the somewhat surprisingly good performance, this is a real DUD. Stay away.