Upcoming C-movie Go Lala Go 2 just upped the stakes majorly with the first look at the competition for leading lady Lala’s heart. Starring Ariel Lin, Vic Zhou, Bolin Chen, Michelle Chen, and Nana, the movie is a sequel to the hit film a few years back and both are based on a series of same name popular chick lit C-novels about the career and love of the titular heroine Lala. I haven’t read it but am assuming it’s sorta the C-equivalent of Bridget Jones’s Diary.
That’s why it’s not surprising for this sequel to have Lala choosing between two very eligible choices, her longtime boyfriend played by Zai Zai and her new suitor played by Bolin Chen. Literary precedent in such tales tells me she’ll take the long path but eventually end up back in the arms of her hottie devoted boyfriend, who will have his own share of temptation. I was all ready to root for Ariel finally getting to act opposite Zai Zai until the first shot dropped of her filming scenes opposite Bolin in Thailand. How’s a girl supposed to choose between yum and equally yum?
I’ll have to keep telling myself to follow the movie narrative and root for the guy that is better suited for Lala and the one she truly loves. Otherwise it’s like picking which kid I love more, no winner in either choice. Chemistry-wise it’s up in the air, all three are insanely charismatic onscreen in romantic intensity with costars. But of course, somewhere in a place far far away, Joe Cheng is probably like “Best chemistry with Ariel? Guys, I’ve got this in my pocket or a decade already.” LOL.