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Happy Magic (2011)

Hoi sum moh fat (original title)
Mastering the magical elements of Wind, Fire, Water and Earth, a down-on-her-luck college student finds herself caught up in a battle among wizards holding the key to prevent the destruction of the universe.

Director:

Wilson Yip

Writers:

Tai-lee Chan (as Tai-Li Chan), Edmond Wong
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chun Wu ... Ling Fung
Raymond Pak-Ming Wong ... Professor Hong
Jing Wu ... Bi Yewu (as Jacky Wu)
Karena Ng ... Cheng Meisi
Ni Yan ... Volleyball Team Coach
Louis Koo ... Gu Xinyue
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anjaylia Chan Anjaylia Chan
Tai-lee Chan ... Volleyball referee (as Tai-Li Chan)
Yiu-Hin Cheng Yiu-Hin Cheng ... (Juvenile)
Leanne Ho Leanne Ho
Loletta Lee
Man-Ying Lee Man-Ying Lee ... Bobo (Juvenile)
Yuxi Li Yuxi Li
Meihan Liu Meihan Liu
Hee Ching Paw
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Mastering the magical elements of Wind, Fire, Water and Earth, a down-on-her-luck college student finds herself caught up in a battle among wizards holding the key to prevent the destruction of the universe.

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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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HK Neo Reviews: Magic To Win
12 December 2011 | by webmaster-3017See all my reviews

Magic To Win is not your usual Hong Kong flick, but instead it is a movie that requires the audience to totally suspend your belief, escape from the reality and enter a world of magic, weirdness, fun and enjoyment. This is certainly the most light-hearted attempt to come from the director of Ip Man franchise, Wilson Yip. It is a kind of film where you either go along for the ride or have fun or it will just end up on the gutter of your basement. Yip smartly cast a number of veterans to go with a cast of inexperience girls. Producer/star Raymond Chow puts in a fun 90s performance as a University professor who knows magic, likewise he is perfectly aided by a more than capable Wu Chun (My Kingdom), bright-faced newcomer Karena Ng, the ever improving Wu Jing (SPL) and a fun, yet needless cameo display by the ever likable Louis Koo.

All in all, Magic to Win is by no means a movie that will light up the crowd or reinvent Hong Kong cinema, but it is easy for the candy coated eyes and simply enjoyable as a whole. If you can ignore the weirdness of the genre, the mix and hash of East meet West elements (namely Star Wars and Harry Potter), Magic To Win feels like a fresh update of Chow's successful Happy Ghost series. The good news is Magic To Win demands very little from the audience and with a light hearted mindset, this film can be a bit of fun. For a Hong Kong industry lacking in any sort of identity, creativity and humor, Magic To Win is a success in many ways…

Neo rates it 7/10.

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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

1 December 2011 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Hoi sam mo fat See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,125, 11 December 2011

Gross USA:

$10,697

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$405,268
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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