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Plot: After being rejected from the police college, a mannerly man travels to Bangkok where he and an energetic distant relative must solve a murder case.
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In summary, a smart kid visits his uncle in Thailand after failing to become a Detective in China (for reasons). Soon after arriving, the uncle is incriminated.. and the both work towards solving the case. The uncle knows the town (and is quite agile) and the kid is more than smart. Frenzy ensues.
It reminded me of old Chinese movies, similar to Jackie Chan’s older work.. but there is more thought put into the script than the action.
** A note : Even if it is a Chinese production, this is a movie filmed completely in Thailand! Now, most of the cast speaks in Mandarin(?), several lines are delivered in Thai(?). So! Even though it seemed to be a properly translated movie (subtitles), I still felt some minor details were a bit confusing.. Didn’t really affect my understanding of the main plot.
Anyway.. as for the movie itself : This is a chaotic and comedic mystery with more energy and colorful real-life-locations filled with extras than I was expecting. It has a darker tone underneath (as you would expect from a murder mystery), but it’s hard to take it seriously. It is primarily gags, but doesn’t mean that people that like to play along with the resolution of a case won’t enjoy it. In fact, there is a lot of cleverness hidden amongst the jokes and unrealistic chasing all over “Chinatown”. If anything, I enjoyed unraveling it as it went along. Sadly, it’s more interesting than it is fun, but scarcely so. The action isn’t particularly memorable, but the varied and a well defined cast makes up for it.
As of now, I can’t see how the third movie in the series made so much money.. as this seems to be a one-and-done kind of thing. But we’ll get there.
Entertaining enough to watch, but at 2 hours and 15 minutes it is a bit long.
This was a swing and a miss…
Naturally I sat down to watch “Detective Chinatown” (aka “Tang ren jie tan an”) when I was given the chance to do so here in 2019. I wasn’t even familiar with these movies prior to stumbling upon them randomly. And given my fascination with Asian cinema, of course I had to watch it.
I wanted to like this movie, I really did. But it just never really caught on with me, and I must say that it was a drag to sit through this ordeal of a movie. Actually, I didn’t even finish it, as I fell asleep twice throughout the course of it and simply just gave up with 40 minutes left of the movie. At that point I was well beyond my threshold of what I will endure in a movie. And “Detective Chinatown” was not delivering anything particularly entertaining for me.
The storyline here was just unappealing, and it wasn’t something that I found amusing. Sure, there were a few smirks and smiles here and there, but that was about it what director and writer Sicheng Chen managed to acquire from me as I watched this movie.
I didn’t really care much about neither storyline nor characters in the movie. There was just something fundamental missing from everything here to make it an interesting movie. For me, it seemed like writer and director Sicheng Chen was just running everything on auto-pilot.
I am rating it four out of ten stars, solely because of the production value and the fact that they had some fair enough actors and actresses in the movie. However, this is not a movie that I will be returning to finish, it just simply wasn’t within my liking. And now I have heavy doubts about sitting down to watch the sequels.
Original Language zh
Runtime 2 hr 16 min (136 min)
Genre Action, Comedy, Mystery
Director Sicheng Chen
Writer He Bai, Sicheng Chen, Jiake Cheng
Actors Baoqiang Wang, Haoran Liu, He Chen
Awards 6 wins & 16 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa XT M, Zeiss Master Anamorphic and Lensbaby Lenses, Arri Alexa XT Studio, Zeiss Master Anamorphic and Angenieux Optimo 2S Lenses, Phantom Flex4K, Zeiss Master Anamorphic Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex ARRIRAW (2.8K)
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (anamorphic) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak), D-Cinema