A comedy with an eco-friendly theme
Comedy/94 minutes/Now showing
WE CAN always count on Stephen Chow, the king of Hong Kong slapstick, to bring on the laughs.
The Mermaid, his latest directorial effort, is a fantasy action comedy that seamlessly blends visual effects with his trademark brand of goofball antics and wacky jokes.
Tycoon Hin's (Deng Chao) real estate project involves the heavy usage of sonar technology, which threatens the livelihood of mermaids and mermen living in the sea.
Spunky mermaid Shan (Lin Yun) is dispatched to stop Hin but as fate would have it, they fall for each other.
I love the fact that amid its hilarity, the movie delivers an eco-friendly message about saving oceans.
Taiwanese pop star Show Luo is a scene-stealer, with his meaty supporting role as the dreadlocked Octopus.
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