Dragon Loaded 2003 (2003)

Comedian, writer, and actor Vincent Kok Tak-Chiu has had a pretty successful career in Hong Kong movies. After writing some films, he had an opportunity to direct a couple of movies that were well received at the box office. In 1999, he was handpicked by Jackie Chan to direct Gorgeous and he was able to save Jackie's credibility with the home crowd after his Hollywood jaunt. Next, he teamed up with Edmond Pang Ho-Cheung to help him start his directorial career with You Shoot, I Shoot [2001]. On his next project, he helped director Wilson Yip Wai-Shun get his career back on track with 2002 [2001].

Dragon Loaded 2003 features the thinking man's Sammy, Ronald Cheng Chung-Kei, in his first starring role. Kok and Cheng hit it off on the box office hit My Lucky Star earlier in the year where Cheng had a supporting role. Thanks to Kok's clever screenwriting, the movie was pretty funny in spite of Cheng's tiresome mugging and cross-dressing antics. The cast is quite good, featuring funnymen Cheung Tat-Ming and Sam Lee Chan-Sam. Those actors always make me laugh.

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