I’ve been meaning to post a review of CJ7 for awhile now. I got the Bluray disk awhile back. The first thing you notice about the movie is that the visual fidelity of the CG has been improved enormously over Stephen Chow movies like Shaolin Soccer. I was kind of nervous that better CG would lose a certain ridiculousness that his other movies had posessed. Fortunately, this wasnt the case. They more than made up for it in other areas.
The story was pretty hilarious, though it makes you feel bad for CJ7 for the whole movie. There is definately the stephen chow token serious moment, which feels familiar, but not in a bad way.
Stephen’s screen-son was pretty good too, with the notable exception of his attempt at crying. His comedy was spot on, though. It was also great to see people from his other movies making cameos like the foreman at his job, and the son’s male teacher. The female teacher was pretty cute too, so that didn’t hurt matters.
If you are a fan of Stephen Chow or are willing to give HK comedy movies a chance, I’d say this is a good one to try. I’d say its better than Kung Fu Hustle, but not as good as Shaolin Soccer.