Wong Hei is Dee, a nice guy who was pushed around as a kid. Back then he had a compatriot in May, who protected him by threatening other kids with her predilection for cutting up animals. ...
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Wong Hei is Dee, a nice guy who was pushed around as a kid. Back then he had a compatriot in May, who protected him by threatening other kids with her predilection for cutting up animals. Years later, Dee tries to become a hair stylist, but he just can't get it right. He trembles, messes up, and loses jobs. Furthermore, his mean co-workers pick on him. One day, when he gets framed for messing up, May shows up again, except now she looks like Hilary Tsui. The two find that their special bond remains, and then they go and kill people. Dee kills and dismembers the bodies, but not before coiffing them up with his latest Dennis Rodman 'do. One day, a retarded girl (Annie Man) witnesses Dee disposing of a body. He's instructed by May to off the girl, but he ends up taking a liking to her. It seems that he sympathizes with her vulnerability. May doesn't feel the same and you can see this conflict coming a mile away. Michael Wong and Kent Cheng are the cops who try to crack the case.Written by
I forgot to mention some of the film's negative points in my original comments on this film by Stephan Yip, MAD STYLIST (Hong Kong, 1997). After all the bad and boring things the film manages to be, it even rips Quentin Tarantino off and very big time, too.
The music score by Leung Chi Wa is totally vile imitation and copy of PULP FICTION (1994) score that plays during that film's now legendary credits after the restaurant scene in the beginning. The MAD STYLIST music is almost like that, but has some different notes and little different rhythm and it all sounds horrible. And unfortunately that's not all.
During the film's murder scenes and gore scenes, the image cuts to anime/animation scenes in order to create something "surreal" and again stylish, and of course it is taken straightly from Tarantino scripted NATURAL BORN KILLERS (1994), directed by Oliver Stone. The montage in the violent scenes is very similar (but not nearly as effective) as in KILLERS and these two rip off things make MAD STYLIST even more difficult to like at all. Not only it is a very affected and inept on most levels, it also tries to look and be as "cool" and as "pulp" as possible. Not a very good film this time dear Hong Kong, but fortunately this kind of disasters are not too usual and plenty.
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