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Chances are I’ll watch just about anything that Wilson “Ip Man” Yip directs, and that includes the upcoming adventure “Magic to Win”, a decidedly goofy little movie that’s currently set for release in Hong Kong this December. The camp value — both intentional and otherwise — is through the freaking roof, and even if you dismiss the film’s over-the-top theatrics, you have to admit that it should be a feast for the eyes. What can I say, folks? I’m easily dazzled by rich colors and flamboyant special effects. I like to call it “cinematic hypnosis”.
Here’s what the picture is all about:
The world is constituted of five elements: gold, wood, water, fire and earth. In the wizard world of Magic to Win, the story revolves around the “Five Element Wizardry”, portraying a story that surpasses our imagination. Hong Sum-Kwai, a university professor, is also the wizard of water. Although he casts magic spells in daily life, his abilities power remains a secret. Then by accident, his power is transmitted to his student, Macy, bringing an enchanting and meaningful adventure to this ordinary girl. The magical world has been peaceful until But Yeh-Mo, wizard of fire, finds the key to time travel in a bid of rewriting an important incident in his past — gathering the magical power of the five elements. When he asked Ling Fung, his newly met buddy as well as the wizard of earth, to give him a hand, Ling disagrees because changing the past can cause huge sacrifice. The two friends fall out. In attempt to stop But, Ling informs the other wizards about his dangerous plan. However, he is attacked by But and launches a magic battle in the library. Seriously injured, Ling becomes an invisible “particle man” without memory.
“Magic to Win”, which stars Yan Ni , Louis Koo Wu Jing, Raymond Wong, and Wu Chun, hits theaters on December 1st, 2011. When ready, you may proceed to the trailer embedded below.
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