In the mythical land of Huadu, Charcoal Head, a humble boy born to rule an empire must undertake his journey to claim his throne. It is an epic action adventure combining romance, fantasy, comedy and cutting edge Hong Kong style martial artistry.
In this prequel to Mou gaan dou (2002), Chan Wing Yan has just become an undercover cop in the triads while Lau Kin Ming joins the police force. Both the triads and the police find an enemy in a rival crime boss.
Anthony Wong Chau-Sang
In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.
It's a McDull movie played 1/3 in animation and 2/3 by real actors. While there seems no interactions between the cartoon characters and the real ones, you may find later the real people in this movie are in fact McDull in a human form: ordinary people that live a mediocre life, dreamed big in childhood,having dreams crushed in adulthood and yet still manage to be happy.
I would recommend this movie to McDull fans (the little piggy is so adorable, I laughed every time he said a line:)and to those who appreciate the "giving a message in a slapstick way" movie style.
One more thing, Bichang Zhou,the leading actress in this movie is the first runner up of "China Idol"(also called super girls), considered by many the best female RnB singer in the country. She's only 20.
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