Unarmed Combat is a quirky comedy about human obsessions.
When the beautiful Pingmei steps into Metal's laundry shop,
he is immediately bedazzled. He tries to change his wife to
become more like Pingmei, including entering her for a woman's
arm wrestling competition. Little does he know that he is
about to set off a chain of events that will rock the foundation
of his marriage and trun his life upside down!
hath no fury like a woman scorned. Any self-knowing man should
understand the consequences for to piss off a woman. Revenge
will come so fast and furious; it will make for a great drama.
director Han Yew Kwang (who looks like a man who knows better
than to make a woman angry) is so aware of this, he wrote
and directed a full length feature about this.
story tells of Metal (the Mandarin title of the movie can
be translated as "metal man" which is also the male
lead's name), who meets the ethereal Pingmei at his laundry
shop. The problem is - he has a wife who is not exactly your
typical pretty maiden. He convinces his overweight spouse
to take part in an arm wrestling competition, and series of
unfortunate events begin taking place.
94-minute comedy winning formula is its engaging cast of actors.
Johnny Ng (a familiar television face) leads the pack, playing
the titular role. He is so pathetically funny, you wouldn't
know whether to sympathize or laugh at his foolishness. The
wife is played by theatre and television actress Catherine
Sng, who brings power and weight (both literally and figuratively)
to her character.
DJ Marilyn Lee plays the mysterious Pingmei, who brings an
air of calmness whenever she appears. The hilarious gang is
rounded up Metal's employees at the laundry shop, played by
the director himself, an Indian man and a manly woman.
about having colourful characters.
production isn't exactly top notch, as it doesn't exactly
boast of breathtaking or spectacular visuals. The soundtrack
score makes sure you identify with the theme music, but it
is so synthesizer-happy, it may just get on your nerves sometimes.
at the end of the day, it's the down-to-earth feel of the
movie you'll be rooting for. And we promise you it'll be a
truly enjoyable viewing experience. Whether this movie will
be more agreeable for a man or a woman, we shall leave it
up to viewers to decide.
by John Li