Andy Lau Admits “Switch” Had a Bad Script
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.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.