Went down to Orchard Road yesterday to catch the movie “Bodyguards & Assassins” 十月围城. Luckily I did an online booking; the queue for movie ticket buying was very long. Although earlier on that day, Cathay cinema web site kept giving me loading issue. We ended up watching the movie at Lido Shaw House.
A very quick review of the movie: the film wasn’t great. I guess I’ve put too much expectations after getting all the perception from various sources, including the newspaper critics and people around me saying the movie is good. For me, this movie was too commercialize and the storyline in a too unnatural way which I dislike it. The balance of humour and the seriousness of this movie wasn’t there to bring audience deep into this historical event. If really could, skip this movie! Avatar is a very much better choice.
After the movie, it was around 9pm, the timing was perfect to enjoy the Xmas lighting @Orchard. This year there are three new shopping centers open in Orchard Road – ION Orchard, Orchard Central and Somerset 313.
The above photo was taken inside the gigantic Christmas tree in front of ION Orchard. Inside was just too crowded.