Andy Lau Admits “Switch” Had a Bad Script

By on June 18, 2013 in Movies

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Hong Kong stars Andy Lau (劉德華), Sammi Cheng (鄭秀文), and director Johnnie To (杜琪峯) attended the Shanghai TV Festival to promote their upcoming crime film, Blind Detective <盲探> this week. The trio’s fourth collaboration, Blind Detective tells the story of a competent female hit team inspector who recruits the help of a blind detective to solve a tricky case. Andy Lau stars as Detective Chong, a blinded crime solver with a sharp sense of smell and hearing.

After the poor reception of Andy’s latest film Switch <天機:富春山居圖>, Andy expressed that he hopes to make a forgiving comeback with Blind Detective. “Please don’t let [Switch] influence your perceptions on Blind Detective. Sammi Cheng is superb in it and Johnnie To is amazing.”

Switch, an action-adventure film about a lost Yuan Dynasty-painting, premiered in cinemas on June 9 in mainland China and June 12 in Hong Kong. Though the film had a 49 million RMB opening day in China, and managed to gross over 200 million RMB by the second week, the film was criticized for its illogical plot, poor dialogue, gratuitous scenes, and choppy editing.

“I admit that I am not very good at choosing the right film,” said Andy with laugh. “I sometimes think too highly of myself and tend to believe that whatever script have I have my hands on would end up being good. I will learn from this and do better next time. Sorry!”

Johnnie To added, “It is fate that Andy always ends up doing a bad film after a few good ones. We can never learn from mistakes if we never made one.”

Source: Ettoday.net

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

23 comments to Andy Lau Admits “Switch” Had a Bad Script

  1. P. Tan says:

    He’s wise to own up to the criticism re Switch. Anyway, it did make a profit and so the ‘guilt’ is not so great.

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  2. purplecat says:

    Nah, it’s not the script, it’s the taiwanese actress (don’t even bother to remember her name). She can’t act & talk with a squeaky voice & act cute. Hate her!

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    • dd replied:

      You take that back.

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    • bean replied:

      Chi Ling did well .. its the crap script n plots..do u even know how to watch a movie?

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    • felicity replied:

      Lin Chi Ling is, and will always be, a crappy actress! She speaks like an annoying overaged barbie doll. Seriously, the producers who chose to to be in their movies are dumb as doorbells. LCL is the taiwanese equivalent to Megan Fox – both are talentless bombshells who are used to titillate the male audience in corny and poorly written blockbusters.

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      • felicity replied:

        Edited(Eh, stupid forum has no edit button) —

        Lin Chi Ling is, and will always be, a crappy actress! She speaks like an annoying overaged barbie doll. Seriously, the producers who chose HER to be in their movies are dumb as doorbells. LCL is the taiwanese equivalent to Megan Fox – both are talentless bombshells who are used to titillate the male audience in corny and poorly written blockbusters. Avoid all LCL movies like the plague!

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      • TVBFanatic replied:

        Lin Chi Ling and Megan Fox are bombshells? We obviously have different ideals on beauty 😛

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      • dd replied:

        While I agree she can’t really act, I’d be silly to say she isn’t stunningly beautiful.

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  3. oz says:

    yes agree, is a hell of crap movie, blame it to the director. I saw many great actors/actress, but once being directed by crap director, they all turned terrible in the movie. you could see singapore’s series sometimes with hong kong stars, their acting became weird.

    anyway, andy is so humble to admit it tho.

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    • dd replied:

      Wong Jing usually calls in his “Andy Lau debt” and puts him in movies once every few years, but this one was his own choice.

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      • oz replied:

        oh ic. thanks for the info. maybe good pay and to give some face to china mainland’s director i guess. anyhow, i love andy lau’s movie mostly (the good one’s of course). I am looking forward to seeing this blind detective.

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  4. ebbie says:

    He should really only pick good scripts from long time ago- hell…. he can afford it!
    Very disappointed!

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    • bean replied:

      looks like he really need money this time..im sure for his experience he knows what good and bad..n for money sick he pick it up even it was louzy! my biggest disappointment on Andy

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      • dd replied:

        He doesn’t need the money but hey, would you say “no” to a million dollars?

        I wouldn’t.

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  5. msxie says:

    Out of the hundreds of films he made in his career, there were many duds. Switch is merely the most flashy one.

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  6. Cleo says:

    so he makes a sucky one after a few good ones to appease the envious?

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  7. bean says:

    China Movie – future X cop was bad .. and now Switch is simply disastrous! i wanted a refund if that’s possible

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    • Newton Law replied:

      A fool and his money are parted.

      Sorry no refund now unless consumer rights law are amended and improved.

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  8. Sds says:

    After having made so many movies im amused Andy still can’t tell by just reading a script or the screenplay whether a plot is just downright illogical or plain dumb. I mean, there is simply no excuses.

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    • Newton Law replied:

      But he thought and live like a Heavenly King

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  9. felicity says:

    The plot of Switch was lame to begin with. What, did Andy Lau think he was going to be the chinese Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible or Daniel Craig in James Bond? Dream on, Andy….he don’t have enough charisma to be the chinese James Bond. What Andy does have, is a super-sized ego.

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    • felicity replied:

      **he doesn’t have

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  10. Pi says:

    Andy is bad, the script is crap.

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