Office (3D) (華麗上班族 – Hong Kong)

3 out of 5 stars

A 3D musical based on the romantic and professional rivalries in a big corporation set against the 2008’s stock market crisis. The resulting film is an ambitious and interesting challenge but not a total success. The best thing here is the lavish set design and production which, quoting another reviewer as I cannot put it any better myself, is Bertolt Brecht by way of Baz Luhrmann. The music, on the other hand, is Cantopop with a dash of Andrew Lloyd Webber. While the performances are mostly fine and the direction is fluid and competent, it is the scripting that sometimes comes unstuck: the romances are predictable, bordering on cliché, and the main story about greed, a bit too obvious. The 2 hours flew by but the film, like the colour-saturated and shiny sets are great to look at but ultimately fairly forgettable.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s