Three bad movies this week.
The Forbidden Legend: Sex & Chopsticks 2 (HK)
The first one was fun, the second one is mildly disturbing. While a decent genre exercise, Sex & Chopsticks II is so unpleasant that it can only disappoint - especially since the first film was so amusing. What does this have to do with chopsticks?
Harmless, commercial and remarkably unaccomplished. This omnibus of love stories is okay for what it is, which isn't very much. Taiwanese popstar fans looking to gaze at their idols for ninety minutes should be happy. Everyone else? Probably not.
My Friend and His Wife (Korea)
Sin Dong-Il's second film lacks the dark humor and exaggerated characters of Host & Guest, which may result in an even tougher sit. But patient viewers will find a powerful drama about a friendship and a marriage gone wrong.