Saturday, 1 October 2016
THE MERMAID 
A mermaid is sent to land to assassinate a business tycoon that threatens to destroy the merpeople's home with environmental destroying technology.
Like Chow's previous works, the film is filled with ridiculously strange humor and makes bizarre use of slapstick mixed in with a care-free sense of warmth and heart. Don't be fooled because it isn't afraid to get disturbingly violent when it needs to, so it's not exactly for the young ones. Unfortunately the humor is occasionally bogged down by the save-the-environment message it constantly bashes you over the head with. Still, it's a uniquely fresh take on the fantastical comedies that don't come around quite enough.
3½ mer-dicks out of 5