Seeing as this is the number 1 Chinese film currently, I had high hopes for what this movie could bring. Quite disappointed. It may because I over-expected this movie as its business success in the Mainland market. The previous chapter was very funny and with a meaningful main theme – spring movement. However, this chapter seems lack of a theme. The two main characters had no breakthrough . Even with a new character (Huang), it did not help a lot. The appearance of Fan was expected but it seems that it is the only attractive point of this movie. Interactions between two characters are all expected. The storyline is straight. The movie is not funny at all. Even considering the soft marketing purpose of this movie, Thailand is not look attractive and with its characteristics being captured in this movie.
What exactly is Lost in Thailand, this film phenomenon that almost everybody in China knows about and has given such hope to film producers in the People’s Republic? At the heart of ‘Lost in Thailand’s success are the three main characters and their relationships: The enemy of Gao Bo is portrayed as just dark enough to make it realistic, but Huang Bo injects humour and eccentricity into the character to prevent it from becoming overly serious. As the three of them race through Thailand on their wild adventure, their constant encounters and mishaps only serves to strengthen dynamic energy between them, and holds together the film with tangible, genuine humor.
It is only natural that “Lost in Thailand”, being an above-average Chinese comedy, rakes in loads of money from Chinese viewers. The movie is a sequel to the 2010 box office success “Lost on Journey” and retains a similar storyline about a smart-looking businessman and a simpleminded companion on a journey of frustration and absurdity. The plot is obviously thin and the structure unsuited to a film of 105 minutes, decidedly too long for a film with so little to say. The relentless efforts to astonish the audience with visual effects and a fast pace are insufficient to mask its shortcomings. In conclusion, take heed when you watch this movie. I suggest not going to the theaters to watch this, but if you really want to, wait till it comes out for rental.
Xu Zheng sets his story in the South Asian country of Thailand and offers us a taste of the country’s exotic scenery and culture. You can’t really blame the director for not showing the realities of China since he delivered on a decent comedy, something we’ve all been wanting for a long time. I had high hopes for what this movie could bring. I also heard it was a comedic film, but most of the time, the thought that often crossed my mind was, “Why am I still here watching this?” The two main characters, Xu Lang and Baobao, have an interesting relationship, but every time they argue, it’s something quite expected.