Triumph In The Skies Movie ReviewTuesday, February 24, 2015
Triumph in the Skies is one of the most memorable Hong Kong TVB drama series that I have watched to date. I caught both seasons previous...
Triumph In The Skies Movie Review
Directed by Wilson Yip (Director of Ip Man and Ip Man 2) and Matt Chow (Director of Golden Chicken 3), the movie features some of the original cast from the original series, including Julian Cheung, Francis Ng, Kenneth Ma and Elena Kong, with the addition of new stars such as Louis Koo, Charmaine Sheh, Sammi Cheng and Amber Kuo.
Star studded cast? Checked.
Beautiful cinematography? Checked.
With all the right ingredients, the movie is geared for success at the box office. In fact, having a star studded cast is already half the battle won.
Diehard fans of the series may beg to differ, as the central theme of the movie hinges entirely on romance instead of the day-to-day challenges faced by pilots and air stewardesses, as depicted in the series. There were also times when Sam (played by Francis Ng) behaved in a way that seemed rather out of character and less relatable if you were to draw comparisons from the series.
However, given that the film was released during Chinese New Year and shortly after Valentine's Day, I personally found the light-hearted humour and romantic storyline very apt and thoroughly entertaining; not forgetting the beautiful cinematography and breathtaking scenes set in picturesque England.
Do you need to watch the series to understand the movie? The answer is no, and that to me, is the deal clincher.
Watch it as it is, on a clean slate, without any baggage or comparisons drawn from the series. You would actually find the movie much more enjoyable this way.
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