Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Shanghai Calling

You're welcome:

You know the thing that people do when they pretend it's a place but they aren't actually there?

I hate this in films, I hate this in video games.

Media that misrepresent the places and the people whom live in these places.

After watching the trailer for this movie, I had a good feeling that this was going to be at least not bad.

But this just exceeded my expectations. Turns out it was excellent.

I got a real kick out of watching the city I remember, all the crowds, all the places, all the Shanghaiese, and the side characters saying stuff that are not subtitled.

The plot is meh, but I really really love the setting. (I'm biased like that)

Fun fact: Daniel Henney really isn't Chinese, he's Korean.