I had the chance to sit down and watch the 1993 Hong Kong thriller "Three Days of a Blind Girl" (aka "Maang lui 72 siu si"), and of course I did so. I hadn't heard about the movie prior to sitting down to watch it, so all I knew about it was that it was a Hong Kong thriller.
First of all, it was a nice surprise that Anthony Chau-Sang Wong was in the movie, though this was hardly some of his most outstanding work. I mean, the acting in the movie was pretty much as expect for a Hong Kong movie from the early to mid-1990s; that being a bit over the top silly and over-acted. And such was also the case for "Three Days of a Blind Girl".
Now, I have seen more than my share of Hong Kong movies in my time, but I can't really claim to be overly familiar with Veronica Yip, though she did perform well enough in the movie. But again, the acting was influenced by that archetypical manner seen in the Hong Kong movies from that time.
The story told in "Three Days of a Blind Girl" was pretty straight forward and very easy to follow. However, it seemed like writer Man Sing So was taking the easiest way for the script, and following the basic how-to-make-a-thriller movie blueprint. As such, director Wing-Chiu Chan was left with something that has been seen in countless other movies before and since, so it wasn't a rather outstanding or innovative storyline or script the actors and actresses had to work with in the movie.
"Three Days of a Blind Girl" has a rather small ensemble of casted performers on the cast list, so those in the movie had to perform all the better to maintain a watchable movie, and I will say that they actually did so quite well. Just keep in mind that the movie bears witness of the archetypical style of acting seen in the early 1990s Hong Kong movies.
This turned out to be a watchable movie, and one that was entertaining enough for the generic type of movie that it was. It is good enough for a single viewing, and I doubt that I will ever be returning to watch "Three Days of a Blind Girl" a second time.
My rating of the 1993 movie "Three Days of a Blind Girl" lands on a bland and mediocre five out of ten stars.
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