What's it about?
Stephen Chow (Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer) plays a hard working, downtrodden, building site labourer, Ti. His many hours of backbreaking work is mostly paid for his son, Dicky, to go to an elite school in the hopes of a better future.
Because of Dicky's underprivileged background, he has to constantly face up to playground bullies and snooty teachers. When it all came too much, Ti, in a bid to cheer up his son, unknowingly brought something that is more than just a mere toy.
Great if you are expecting
There are endearing, feel good themes that anyone of any age can empathise and the scenes were memorable and worth watching.
Hallmark gags from HK comedian King, Stephen Chow; over the top, accidental and innocently funny.
"Flubber" inspired CJ7 makes a good, adorable, cinematic presence.
Bad if you are expecting
Stephen Chow to be main lead
Usually plays the main character but reduced to a supporting role in this picture. But his limited screen time does not hinder the overall enjoyment of this movie.
1) The Chinese title 'Chiang Jang 7 hao' literally means "Yangtze River Steamer 7". Basically a river boat on the Yangtze.
2) Xu Jiao, who plays Stephen Chow's son in this movie, is actually a girl.
3) She was also nominated for "Best Newcomer" in the 2009 Asian film awards.
Overall, a heart rending, down at heels, feel good movie.