The King Of Musang King
CastsMark Lee, Henry Thia, Glenn Yong, Angeline Teoh, Yeo Yann Yann
Trailer & Synopsis
Mao Shan (Jack Neo) is an ambitious durian farmer who wishes to expand his sales overseas against pressures from the "Three Heavenly Kings" of the business. He helps Mei Lian (Yeo Yann Yann), his neighbour and sole supporter, to improve her durian farm harvests, and develops feelings for her in the process. However, Mei Lian's long-separated husband, Jin Shui (Mark Lee), returns, complicating things. Jin Shui tries to influence Mei Lian's children against Mao Shan, as Mao Shan fights to save both their businesses and win Mei Lian's heart.
The King Of Musang King is showing on cinemas since January 17, 2023 to March 22, 2023
THE KING OF MUSANG KING: Of all the CNY local + Singapore production, this is the BEST!
The storyline is simple, BUT solid! It sticks firmly to the plot, elaborates and exerts steadily with neither more nor less, everything is just nice!
With a runtime of 2 and a half hours, the jokes are there to keep your boredom away, and the pace is just nice and viewer-friendly.
The character development is good. All actors and actresses play their roles well and competently. The side role played byé˜¿è¾‰is fantastic; despite playing the same role all the time, he adds a lot of values to the film! The jokes are simple and natural, without overacting or unnecessary cold jokes.
No doubt, Jack Neo is good at storytelling! He educates audiences about Musang King durians; brings the right amount of emotion into his movie; plays on family relationships (between mother and son); and touches on our familiar memories about Covid-19 and live-streaming. All these engage effectively with the Malaysian audiences very much!
The chemistry between Jack Neo and Yan Yann in the movie is not well depicted, but somehow you feel them, and you wan them to be together. Due to this emotional engagement, at times, you may be worried that they are not together. Also, many parts are touching enough to make you sob, but it soothes the sobbing moment well with jokes in the next scene.
I gave 3.5 out of 5.0. Everything is intact, not too much, not too little. As said, itâ€™s the BEST movie among all the local + Singapore CNY movie productions. Itâ€™s worth your money and time for this 2023 CNY! Go, Go, Go!!!