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You will never want to eat canned pineapples again!
on March 21, 2000
Hong Kong movies seem to dwell on either violence or extremely juvenile love stories. Can anyone explain this? Chungking Express is a perfect example of the genre under the sophisticated cloak of some fine camera work. It contains sappy, unfulfilled love stories that would please any 14 year old. However you would not want to show the movie to a 14 year old because of the violence in the first half of the film.
The film ended up getting some rave reviews because of its New Wave look. It does have some innovative parts, but is not worthy of 4 much less 5 stars when compared to far more worthy films. Chungking Express does make one contribution to your waistline as it will definately keep you from wanting to eat canned pineapple.