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CJ7

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Xu Jiao, CJ7

CJ7

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
86 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/07/08
performer:
Stephen Chow, Xu Jiao
director:
Stephen Chow
distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
author:
Stephen Chow
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy, Comedy

We gave it a D+

What could possibly have possessed Stephen Chow, the mad scientist of slapstick chopsocky who made Kung Fu Hustle (2004), to follow up that psychedelic pinwheel of a movie by entangling himself in CJ7, the gooey tale of a poor little Hong Kong schoolboy who befriends a fur ball from outer space? The cuddlebug in question may bear an abstract resemblance to E.T. (Chow’s stated inspiration), but he’s really closer to Gizmo in Gremlins crossed with a Chicken Little who got washed through the rinse cycle. His ”mischief” is trivial and charmless, and so is the movie. D+

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