Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars (1985)

Posted in Reviews by - May 25, 2012
Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars (1985)

In this sequel to My Lucky Stars, Sammo and his pervy mates try aimlessly to grope Sibelle Hu (well, she is rather lovely). When Rosamund Kwan becomes the target of a trio of nasty hitmen, she takes refuge at the group’s abode where they try to grope her too. The mild slapstick of its predecessor reaches overblown farce with this movie, much of it consisting of set piece routines hammed to death which make it all very tiresome viewing to say the least. Kung fu fights are thrown in haphazardly and in keeping with Sammo’s sterling 80s output they are all corkers. A product-placed Pepsi house is the setting for sub-plot cops Jackie, Yuen and Andy Lau to lay down some fu with a group of nasty meanie types (all played by popular HK celebrities), while the finale features the full force of the formidable triumvirate together again, with Sammo/Jackie/Biao fighting Norton/Kurata/Chung Fat respectively. It’s a charitable romp and the star turns make it worthwhile (Yeoh as a Judo instructor, Wu Ma as a witch-doctor, Norton as a bearded Aussie), while the excessive number of guest appearances in the final scene is just hilarious.

AKA: My Lucky Stars 2: Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars; Powerman II; Seven Lucky Stars; The Target; Winners & Sinners 3

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