I was not quite a fan of Chinese movies except for Stephen Chow's. Nevertheless, last NIGHT ONE Chinese movies caught my eyes: I'm Not Stupid TOO.
I'm Not Stupid Too is a Singaporean movie, sequel to I'm Not Stupid. This movie really touched my heart because it talks about family deliquencies where children felt neglected by their busy parents. It is sad to say that most of the things portrayed in the movie, though in our neighbour country Singapore, is really happening in today's world. It is basically about 3 boys, Tom & Jerry and Chengcai. Tom & Jerry are brothers who parents are busy businessperson who have no time for their children. Tom have a talent at blogging though his parent dissapprove it as 'a waste of time'. Jerry on the other hand is trying to get his parents to go to his school concert where his playing the lead role. Chengcai's problem pulak is with his single father who always beats him and he grew up a man much like his dad. He got involved with all sort of disciplinary problem and eventually got kicked out of school because he fought with a teacher. The story doesn't stop there and it eventually ended in a happy ending.
What bothers me though is why can't we Malaysians make a movie like this. It is very much a simple story about the reality with little special effects and a very good storyline. We Malaysian do it the other way around, we have a lot of special effects, but our story is weak. Isn't it? Where did we go wrong here?
Well, what I learnt through this movies is that we should never judge a movie by its genre, or the languagee. Yes, yes.. that sounds a little bit cliché isn't it? But there it is.. we often take those things for granted isn't it?