I’m back at the New York Asian Film Festival, and I’ve prepared for this screening. I watched Golden Chicken (2002), the first film in the series, and I stayed for the Q&A with Sandra Ng. Now I’m ready for the much hyped third movie of the Golden Chicken franchise.
Okay, what the hell is this? First scene up is some sort of parody of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Wait, now there’s a scene in the Tang Dynasty – I get it, it’s the history of prostitution. It’s cute, but not incredibly funny.
Here comes the real movie. Sandra Ng is back, this time around she’s a madame and her name is translated as Kam, unlike the first movie where she was Kum. She’s got a stable of cuties, but one of them is kinda loudmouthed and outré. Will Kam recognize the loudmouthed one as a younger version of herself and pass the torch? Never mind that, Kam has a rival madame. Will they engage in a battle of hookers? Hold on, now they’re going to Japan for blowjob lessons. I’m not sure what’s going on. Now Kam is back in Hong Kong and all previous plot elements are dropped for a story about a gangster just out of jail. There’s an explanation by way of a flashback, which must be from the second Golden Chicken movie that wasn’t screened at this festival. I’m lost.
I guess you could say I didn’t love this movie. The plot was all over the place. The audience laughed at some funny bits, and there were some Hong Kong movie star cameos to brighten things up, but it was mostly a disappointing mess. Kam got a new set of bazooms that weren’t evident in the first movie, and the hookers were cute, but with a plot this aimless they could at least have taken their clothes off at some point. New York Asian Film Festival, I am disappoint.
Overall Score: 25
Letter Grade: D