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Dr. Wai in the Scriptures with No Words (1996)
"Mao xian wang" (original title)

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A serial adventure writer with problems in his personal life lives out the adventures of his literary hero, King of Adventurers.

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Kin-yung Kwok
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A serial adventure writer with problems in his personal life lives out the adventures of his literary hero, King of Adventurers.

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One of the most expensive movies from Hong Kong's big period and one of the best
10 January 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This wonderful adventure comedy is filled with eye-popping action and big budget sets and other top line production values, but what really makes the movie is the fact that the main story is framed within another even funnier story. You see, Dr. Wai, China's answer to Indiana Jones, is a fictional creation of author Jet Li, who has writer's block and is facing a deadline. So, his two idiot assistants and soon-to-be-ex-wife 'help' him by writing in parts of the story while he sleeps, causing the main story line of 'Dr. Wai' to go off in wild directions, and causing characters to shift from good to bad and back again. As a straight adventure movie, this is fine entertainment, but as a comedy about the creative process it is very clever and quite effective. Each of the four writers has his/her own slant and makes the story different by their contributions, and yet it all comes together smoothly. Plus, the mix of comedy, romance, historical fiction and martial arts action meshes well, something that is not often the case in Hong Kong pictures.

HIGHLY recommended for anybody who likes Jet Li, action movies in general, or even movies about writers. This one is smart, well-formed entertainment.


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