The arrival of Lunar New Year must also mean the arrival of another All’s Well That Ends Well movie from HK, the 2012 version being maybe the 12th iteration of it? I dunno, I’ve lost track, and have also lost plenty of brain cells watching these silly pieces of crap. The AWTEW movies are always chock full of big HK/C stars being told to play either characters completely different than their typical onscreen personas or characters that make fun of their real life personas. It’s very HK-centric, with so many inside entertainment jokes one needs to read Apple Daily on a weekly basis to understand all the juice.
I like watching them because it’s akin to a really stupid Monty Python movie, but swapping out the Brit humor for the Canto humor, plus deducting intelligence points and upping the R-rated joke factor. Who wouldn’t like that? Heh. Have a look at the English subbed trailer below and some official stills. 2012 managed to get Donnie Yen, Sandra Ng, Raymond Lam, Louis Koo, Kelly Chen, Lynn Xiong, Yang Mi, and Chapman To to gather together and then make a movie as if everyone might’ve been eight sheets to the wind already. Super bonus points for having an old lady crack an Edison Chen joke (which apparently never gets old), plus have Yang Mi recreate the Phoebe Cates bikini scene from Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Trailer for All’s Well That Ends Well 2012: