The holiday movie season in Asia is on a different schedule than the US. Naturally. Big-budget movies come out in early October to hit the National holiday in China, and then around late January and early February for the Lunar New Year. As the year winds down, most of the blockbuster C-movies have already been released, with a few biding its time for a December premiere for the Christmas season. One movie looks particularly cute to me, the Bakmin (Raymond) Wong produced Magic to Win (開心魔法), which looks and sounds like an Asian inspired Harry Potter crossed with The Sorceror’s Apprentice.
The movie stars Bakmin himself, Wu Zun, Louis Koo, Wu Jing, Tonny Jan, Yan Li, and introducing a brand new fresh-faced leading lady Karena Ng to the acting world. Bakmin has compared her to Angelababy, which to me is not a comparison any starlet ought to aspire to. Have a look at some movie stills and the just released English-subbed teaser below. This would be the perfect movie to watch on a flight. Continue reading