Enter the Phoenix Reviews

  • Aug 12, 2009

    directed by Stephen Fung ... oh well ... Karen Mok again ...

    directed by Stephen Fung ... oh well ... Karen Mok again ...

  • May 18, 2009

    Like a true renaissance man, Stephen Fung writes, starrs and directs himself in triad-comedy Enter The Phoenix. Thankfully, the floppy-haired one leaves his pals Daniel Wu and Eason Chan with more screen time and the heavier parts. A good call, since Eason Chan is pretty funny when let loose in a comedy like this, and Daniel Wu can carry himself in any damn movie, even as flat out silly as this. Thanks to the obvious real chemistry between this bunch of old friends, Enter The Phoenix is a pretty decent watch, at least it's comedy bits, while action and story falters rather badly. Also, beware of pointless cameos from numerous HK-celebs and pseudo-stars. But, most importantly, Stephen Fung gets his social message across: gay people apparently make great triad-bosses too.

    Like a true renaissance man, Stephen Fung writes, starrs and directs himself in triad-comedy Enter The Phoenix. Thankfully, the floppy-haired one leaves his pals Daniel Wu and Eason Chan with more screen time and the heavier parts. A good call, since Eason Chan is pretty funny when let loose in a comedy like this, and Daniel Wu can carry himself in any damn movie, even as flat out silly as this. Thanks to the obvious real chemistry between this bunch of old friends, Enter The Phoenix is a pretty decent watch, at least it's comedy bits, while action and story falters rather badly. Also, beware of pointless cameos from numerous HK-celebs and pseudo-stars. But, most importantly, Stephen Fung gets his social message across: gay people apparently make great triad-bosses too.

  • Apr 15, 2009

    LOL this movie kicks f'ing ass! the gay cliches and comedy hit hard and fast! great cinematography, energetic all-star cast with cameos, martial arts action, gen-x cops' fung d- irectorial debut has something for everyone! very fun! (=

    LOL this movie kicks f'ing ass! the gay cliches and comedy hit hard and fast! great cinematography, energetic all-star cast with cameos, martial arts action, gen-x cops' fung d- irectorial debut has something for everyone! very fun! (=

  • Feb 21, 2009

    If you manage to not throw a hissy fit over the "offensive" gay jokes prevalent in the film, it's actually an incredibly well rounded film. All flavours of humour spot the film, although it isn't without its more serious moments. The writing is very good, managing a great depth for the relationships between the characters as well as their own personal conflicts. The key actors pull their roles perfectly and the whole story flows entertainingly well, down to the last scene. The big fight scenes in the end are plain awesome in their execution, and for once the tricky camera work is pulled so it enhances instead of annoying.

    If you manage to not throw a hissy fit over the "offensive" gay jokes prevalent in the film, it's actually an incredibly well rounded film. All flavours of humour spot the film, although it isn't without its more serious moments. The writing is very good, managing a great depth for the relationships between the characters as well as their own personal conflicts. The key actors pull their roles perfectly and the whole story flows entertainingly well, down to the last scene. The big fight scenes in the end are plain awesome in their execution, and for once the tricky camera work is pulled so it enhances instead of annoying.

  • Dec 30, 2008

    Buenas secuencias de artes marciales y un tanto jocosa la maricada le da ciertos elementos divertidos

    Buenas secuencias de artes marciales y un tanto jocosa la maricada le da ciertos elementos divertidos

  • Nov 27, 2008

    A hilatious yaoi (gay) comedy, yakuza movie presented by Jackie Chan. Daniel Wu plays the gay son Georgie, of the First Brother yakuza Boss who was sent to boarding school as a child. When First Boss dies, his right hand men go to bring Georgie back home to become head of the yakuza. However georgie's best friend pretended that he was Georgie and the real Georgie was his right hand man... Allowing this to be, they return home and things get outta hand... with hilarious and dramatic results.

    A hilatious yaoi (gay) comedy, yakuza movie presented by Jackie Chan. Daniel Wu plays the gay son Georgie, of the First Brother yakuza Boss who was sent to boarding school as a child. When First Boss dies, his right hand men go to bring Georgie back home to become head of the yakuza. However georgie's best friend pretended that he was Georgie and the real Georgie was his right hand man... Allowing this to be, they return home and things get outta hand... with hilarious and dramatic results.

  • Nov 22, 2008

    This film quite funny and silly...

    This film quite funny and silly...

  • Sep 15, 2008

    having Daniel Wu Play a gay chef whos father was the boss of a triad is plain interesting. ChapMan To was funny as always and Stephen Fung didnt disappoint in this movie. besides that it had some funny random english. FUNNIEST PART WAS CHAPMAN TO SAYING "HOLY SHIT HES GAY"

    having Daniel Wu Play a gay chef whos father was the boss of a triad is plain interesting. ChapMan To was funny as always and Stephen Fung didnt disappoint in this movie. besides that it had some funny random english. FUNNIEST PART WAS CHAPMAN TO SAYING "HOLY SHIT HES GAY"

  • Aug 28, 2008

    Odd, random, disturbing and funny. Gotta love Daniel Wu & Jackie Chan.

    Odd, random, disturbing and funny. Gotta love Daniel Wu & Jackie Chan.

  • Aug 10, 2008

    You can have your movie funded by Jackie Chan. You can have all these bigs stars being in your movie(inc. cameo with JC, Sammi,etc.) You can have a significant budget. However, these won't buy success. Enter the Phoenix is an example.

    You can have your movie funded by Jackie Chan. You can have all these bigs stars being in your movie(inc. cameo with JC, Sammi,etc.) You can have a significant budget. However, these won't buy success. Enter the Phoenix is an example.