Seventh (守夜) Movie Review | by tiffanyyong.com
Recommended Audience: Fans of Gino 宇腾（台湾） Mindee 王欣（新加坡） Teddy 陈立谦（馬來西亞） Kim 邓绣金（馬來西亞） 管梓君（中国）, romantic, horror, comedy movie fans
Seventh (守夜) Movie Synopsis
In order to win the first prize in a ghost photography contest, a quarrelsome couple visits a famous “haunted mansion” in a remote village. Upon arrival, they chance upon the funeral of a 70 year-old housekeeper who had passed away due to a terrible illness. Meanwhile, the housekeeper’s grandson decides to spend the night at the funeral for a large sum of prize money. The housekeeper’s grandson and the couple unknowingly enter a mysterious dimension and realize that there is someone – or something – else in the mansion…
Seventh (守夜) Viewer Rating: 4.5/5 ****
Seventh (守夜) Movie Review:
“Seventh (守夜) is a funny, scary and touching movie.” Is this even possible? When I first describe to my friend after watching this movie without trying to spoil the story, that was the first thing that came to my mind. You will know it when you catch a film and see that the director/script writer tries too hard to cater to the mass with so many different genre. But here, surprising, it managed to amuse me, scare me and touched me (Yes, I cried) within the short timespan of 99 minutes.
“这是一部又好笑、又恐怖、又感人的电影。” 真的有这样一种电影吗？看完电影，想要介绍给朋友时，这是第一个想到的形容词。其实，我很意外，还以为一部这样的电影 应该会很“乱来”，很罗惹（Rojak），好像编剧或导演太过想把很多元素参杂在一起，却没有任何的重点。但《守夜》却在短短的99分钟内感动到我、吓倒我 还让我开怀大笑。
I’m actually quite impressed that this is a Malaysian film. Not that I’m looking down on local films, but many films are restricted by low budget (P.S. Even high budget films might not be good!). To have a team of cast from Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia, it is not easy to Not sound out of place when the film has so much Malaysian colloquial language. A friend of mine did not really catch some of the jokes when they were in dialect, but if you get it, you will love it. I’m not a person who is easily amused, but this film really got me laughing a lot. If there’s anything to fault about the film, it will be exaggerated special effects when Ah Ying (Mindee) turned into her true self. But regardless, it’s still better than “The White Hair Witch of Lunar Kingdom” (白发魔女传之明月天国).
马来西亚能拍出这样好的一部片，我其实很感动。不是瞧不起本土片，只是很多片因为资金有限 而不能拍出好电影 （就连有资金也不代表拍的好！）。此外，一部含有那么多马来西亚方言和道地语言的电影，要由来自台湾、新加坡和马来西亚的演员来带出来，真的很不容易。其实我有个朋友并不太了解里头的一些方言笑话，但其实如果你了解，你一定会很爱看这个电影。我并不是一个笑点很低的人，但大炮和咪咪却让我笑翻了！如果要说哪里不好，应该就只有阿瑛变成真身的时候吧。虽说夸张，但还是比白发魔女多好多了！
Gino’s performance surprised me. I mean, I knew he was from Taiwan boyband K One, but I was never crazy about him. His roles in “Prince Turn Frog” (王子变青蛙) and beauties of the Emperor (王的女人) was pretty good, but often overshadowed by the main lead. In my memory, he was the good looking badass who walk with a swag, and this time, it’s no exception. My first thought when the film started was, OK, so is he going to be the good badass again? I like his performance this time round as his character has a lot of inner conflict and his role is a huge contrast to the other two counterparts who took care of the comedy portion.
宇腾的表现给了我很大的惊喜。我知道他是 台湾舞蹈团体 K ONE的队长，他在《王子变青蛙》里的张明寒 和 《王的女人》的项荘 的表现不错，但常被男主角的光芒遮盖。 在我的记忆力，他是个帅帅的坏人，这次，也不例外。可是这次的 陈忠义一角，有很多内心戏，跟他戏里其他两个搞笑的伙伴 （林木森 和蕭咪咪）有了和大的对比。
I love the performance of Kim as Mimi, the super irritating, Super sarcastic and SUPER Hilarious girl who spoke like a machine gun in this film. Her pairing with Da Pao (acted by Teddy) was superb. Their chemistry was so good that my jaw dropped as they “shoot” at one another.
我超爱 邓秀金 饰演的萧咪咪，那超级烦人、超级讽刺、超级搞笑的女生，她那像机关枪似的对白，加上和 陈立谦的大炮 默契真是绝佳。两人一人一句搭腔的配合真是让我不得不举指赞好。
This is a story with a lot of subtle points that doesn’t make sense initially, but you will get the sense of revelation as the story unfold. I had to applaud for its ability to catch me unguarded (given that I regard myself as someone who noticed intrinsic details easily). So this is definitely a film I will recommend people to watch, if you are wondering how good is the “Good” I’m saying, it’s the type I will want to catch more than once!
Do You Know?
It was Mindee’s first on-screen kiss and she was having a cough on that day during filming. As they were hanging in the air during the kiss scene, she coughed into Gino’s mouth and asked him to take more vitamin C after that!
Behind The Scenes and Interviews
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Seventh (守夜) is out in Shaw cinemas on 6 November 2014.