Wesley's Mysterious File
"It seems like Andrew Lau's films are getting worse and worse."
- Ben Poppel
Wesley's Mysterious File (2002)
Director: Andrew Lau Wai-Keung
Writer: Wong Jing, Thirteen Chan Sap Sam (Chan 13)
Producer: Wong Jing
Cast: Andy Lau Tak-Wah, Rosamund Kwan Chi-Lam, Shu Qi (Hsu Chi, Shu Kei), Thomas Hudak, Roy Cheung Yiu-Yeung, Almen Wong Pui-Ha, Mark Cheng Ho-Nam, Samuel Pang King-Chi, Patrick Lung Kong, Wong Jing, Vincent Zhao (Wen Zhuo)
Running Time: 87 min.
Plot: See reviews below.
Availability: This title is available at HKflix.com
ALEXANDER'S REVIEW: I should have heeded Ben Poppel's advice and avoided this turd as if it were, well, a turd. It's easily one of the worst Hong Kong films I've ever seen. How bad is it? Let's see...
Anyway, heed mine and Ben's advice and stay very far away from Wesley's Mysterious Files. It's one of the least suspenseful, least imaginative, poorly acted, inanely scripted and unfunny films I've ever seen.
That's twice you've been warned.
ALEXANDER'S RATING: 3/10
BEN POPPEL'S REVIEW: It seems like Andrew Lau's films are getting worse and worse. There is definitely no exception for The Wesley's Mysterious File. While this movie starts off with a pretty good mix of action and humor, once I saw American actors sitting in a room full of a million computers speaking bad dubbed dialog, I knew this movie was going to be a stinker. This picture does have it's moments to shine; a few decent special effects, mostly from the aliens, and I have to give credit to Andy Lau, for trying his best to act in a lame ass movie. But when this movie falls it falls hard, for example, this has to include the lamest sex scene I have ever witnessed in a film before. And the dubbing of the Asian actors English is atrocious. The sad part is it looks like they are really talking in English. I would have loved to see how interesting Shu Qi voice would of naturally sounded in English.
It also seems like the climax in this movie came too early. I felt like this film should of ended 30 minutes sooner than it did. And to add to that the real ending was totally stupid. Overall this film had a few bright spots, mostly at the beginning and a few good moments by Mr. Lau, but I can't really recommend this picture unless you extremely love science fiction movies and could give a rats ass about a lame story, effects and acting.
BEN POPPEL'S RATING: 5.5/10