Karena Lam: How could I still have been outshined despite having 12x as much screentime as everyone else? It's back to being under appreciated.
This movie (also known as Call for Love 2) raked in more than its predecessor, Call for Love and signaled the first week of the wave of holiday-friendly movies. There were no actual numbers but according to reports, theaters were 80% full, and some were even sold-out. Also according to reporters, it seemed to be doing better than Desires of the Heart. I really wish there were actual numbers because it’d be interesting to see how these two romanace comedies stacked up against the other two new releases, guy-friendly Beast Stalker/Witness and The Underdog Knight. I predict the action flicks win because there are more men in China. :P
Inside sources say that a script for Call for Love 3 is already in the works.
Also, guess which character audiences liked the most in Fit Lover, according to Sina? I’ll give you a hint…it wasn’t Karena…so which one of the twelve guys?
Despite the 1 min 30 sec preview that I posted earlier in my Holiday movie guide, with melancholy scenes of Ge You and Shu Qi together, which ended on a completely sappy note, with Ge You saying to Shu Qi, “I’ve fallen in love with you” making all Feng fans take a step back, this movie is still a comedy. The new preview expands upon where the first left off, revealing what the movie is really like, and it’s really nothing like what that first preview showed. This movie Feng has said, is intended to make the audience smile in a time of financial crisis and with Ge You, Samurai and bears, …I think he can.
I think I actually breathed a sigh of relief after seeing the new trailer. I wasn’t going to watch it if the focus was going to be a saccharine romance between Ge You and Shu Qi. Now if they could only get a more interesting poster.
It looks like Deng Chao is the main lead. Congrats…out of 12 actors, that’s quite an accomplishment. They made the right choice in picking the charismatic Karena Lam as the lead. I’m watching this, and I don’t hate her. Sorry that the audio quality is not so good on the video. It’s actually quite a pretty song. Under the cut.
Zhang Junning spending whatever precious few minutes he has in Fit Lover with Karena Lam
Those criticizing the one-child rule can look no further than upcoming films in China for support. “Fit Lover” is going to star 12 guys chasing after one girl (a spin-off of the 2007 Lunar-New-Year comedy where 10 women chased after one guy), and the upcoming Superboys musical will have all 13 region winners. It doesn’t matter how bad these films turn out; I will probably watch them more than once. It’s going to be cracktastic.
The cast list of Fit Lover with more pics under the cut, and pics from the press conference of the Superboys musical.