Goldbuster (妖铃铃) Movie Review

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Goldbuster (妖铃铃) Movie Review | by tiffanyyong.com

Recommended Audience: Fans of Sandra Ng 吳君如, Alex Fong 方中信, Francis Ng 吳鎮宇, Shen Teng 沈腾, Yue Yun Peng 岳云鹏, Zhang Yi 张译, Papi酱 and comedy movie fans

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Goldbuster (妖铃铃) Movie Synopsis

Between a dusty construction site and a luxury high-rise, a dilapidated multi-storey residence named Humble Grove sits awkwardly. Its tenants are Wang Baojian and his son, progenies of a family of Chinese herbalists, Jin Saner and his wife Sister Ju Hua, Internet sensation A Ping, and retired gangsters Brother Ren and A Ming. For years, they have not dared to step outside the building, because if they do, they will be locked out of their homes by ruthless property developers…
Goldbuster movie tenantsOne night, inexplicable incidents of uncanny horror befall all the tenants, who subsequently decide to hire a certain Master Ling to perform an exorcism…

Goldbuster (妖铃铃) Viewer Rating: 2.75/5 **

Goldbuster (妖铃铃) Movie Review:

The film sits in the recent pool of great films as awkwardly as the Humble Grove aka Prestige Garden (the deilapidated building in the film) within the Central Business District area. If you are familiar with Sandra Ng’s works, such as 12 Golden Ducks, you will know what to expect. This time, the actress-turn-director hired not just her long time friends like Francis Ng and Alex Fong, but also the few top comedians in China to star in the film alongside with her.
.While the story revolves around a group of tenants who refused move out their building due to various personal reasons versus a group of unethical property developer who had been trying use all sorts of methods to ‘scare’ the adamant tenants off. The introduction of Sister Ling (Sandra Ng) turned out to a somewhat mistake as she was not the exorcist they thought she was. With a pretty believable backstory, the film made use of popular horror scaring methods to scare the tenants and amuse the audience. This sound pretty absurd, but I got to admit, the methods were genius.

Goldbuster Zhang Yi Li Yi HangIf you are familiar with China’s stand-up comedians, this is a film you will have fun watching.It is a comedy that might take a little wild to get used to, especially if you are more familiar with Hong Kong humour (it’s geared more towards China’s recent comedy style). I love the set and prop design of the film, (it reminded me a little of the recent Chasing the Dragon) bringing nostalgia to the 80s broken down Hong Kong buildings that are mostly torn down to give way to new high-rise apartments.
Goldbuster Yue Yunpeng The ghostly characters ranged from women in red to chinese zombies, (Train to Busan) infected zombies and vampires, but what impressed me was how they made use of a functional set to create the 18th Levels of Hell. ‘Goldbuster’ is a film that will be relevant even till the Lunar New Year! Watch this to end the year with a good laugh.

Do You Know?

Goldbuster Sandra NgThis movie is comedian actress Sandra Ng’s (吳君如) directorial debut. The chinese name of the film was changed from 110 (妖妖铃) to 100 (妖铃铃) as 110 sound like a call to the police, while 100 sounds like full marks, which is more positive.

Goldbuster Papi JiangPAPI, née Jiang Yilei, is one of China’s most popular video bloggers and Internet comedians. A higher-degree graduate of the Director Department of Beijing’s Central Academy of Drama, Jiang began sharing in October 2015 a series of short Internet videos which she scripted, directed, acted in, and produced. Her unique views and funny ways of expression quickly struck a chord with viewers and attracted a massive fan following. They even triggered a wave of short-video production in China. Not surprisingly, it wasn’t long before Jiang became China’s number one Internet sensation. Goldbuster is her acting debut in a feature film.

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Goldbuster (妖铃铃) is out in cinemas on 29 December 2017.

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On December 24, 2017

16 Responses to Goldbuster (妖铃铃) Movie Review

  1. eligius4917 says:

    I saw it in Sydney. I presume ‘Goldbuster’ is a play on ‘Ghostbusters?’ I thought it was overacted (everyone in it reminded me of Rita Repulsa from ‘The Power Rangers’). It’s garishly shot in pinsharp digital (almost like one of Peter Jackson’s High Frame Rate ‘Hobbit’ films).The parody of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video was the best part.

  2. Elizabeth O says:

    What a great movie review. I haven’t watch this Goldbuster movie and it looks interesting. I will definitely check this out and looking forward to watch this on weekend.

  3. Ellie Plummer says:

    This sounds quite humorous, I would be interested in watching.

  4. tanviidotcom says:

    I have been watching A LOT of movies lately. Saw WONDER and it was such a good movie. I know you are a fellow movie lover like myself 🙂

  5. Shilpa Bindlish says:

    umm, I’m not a movie lover in person but my family loves watching these. Thanks for the review.

  6. Befitting Style says:

    Does this movie air only in asia? Idk why goldbuster reminds me of gold member lol

  7. Ithfifi Williams / IthinityBeauty says:

    This one sounds so interesting and unusual but I love films like this – for finding out character backstories. It also sounds like it may be pretty funny!

  8. pinkrimage (@pinkrimage) says:

    wow i ll try to find this movie with english subtitles as everybody is raving about the hilarious plot!

  9. Kozy Up With Kris says:

    This certainly looks like a fun movie to watch! We won’t get it in the US, but I bet it’s a great film!

  10. Adriana Madonna says:

    Great review, love it. Might consider now to watch it with my friends. Sounds like a great Movie

  11. Jodi Major says:

    Great review. Thanks so much for sharing and giving your two cents. It’s great to have people give the low down to make a decision

  12. Vivian says:

    All the stills from this movie are hilarious! Just watched the trailer and it’s definitely geared towards Hong Kong humour! May be one to watch to get some quick laughs!
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  13. Quirky Homemaker (@QuirkyHomemaker) says:

    This sounds like a fun movie. I’m not familiar with Chinese actors or comedians at all, but the cover of the movie alone, makes me think it would be fun to watch!

  14. Corinne and Kirsty says:

    I am not familiar with china’s stand up comedians at all but I am always open to new experiences. The poste makes it sounds like a fun movie so why not give it a go!

  15. Melisa says:

    After reading this, I might consider watching this movie 😛 Thanks!

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