Monday, February 1, 2016

The Tag-along 《红衣小女孩》Movie Review

The Tag-Along is adapted from a true event in Taiwan, a video clip in which a weird-looking little girl in red was found tagging along the relative who passed away. The footage was authenticated by professionals and caused disturbance among audience islandwide after it was exposed in the media. Strangely, the family member who provided the TV station with the video died in a car crash shortly. An unsolved mystery for 17 years...

Wei’s grandma suddenly went vanishing for no reason, but strangely, the daily routines are still being carried out , with laundry done, their house well-arranged as usual, and even breakfast remains prepared for Wei every morning. It is as thouhj Wei's grandma has never disappear.  Distraught with worry, Wei is totally clueless until he finds an uncanny video in his grandma’s camera, showing a little girl in red tagging along her. Oddly enough, after Wei’s grandma finally returns, it becomes Wei who went missing instead. Struggling to unravel the enigma, Wei’s girlfriend Yi-Chun gradually discovers that the mysteries behind Wei and his grandma’s sudden disappearance may be connected to the urban legend of “The Little Girl in Red”, but what’s even worse is yet to come……

阿偉是一個認真的工作房地產經紀人,希望能早日與女友怡君結婚。有一天,與他同住的奶奶突然失蹤了… 詭異的是,家裡卻打掃過了、衣服也洗好了、還替阿偉煮了早餐,但就是不見奶奶的蹤影。毫無頭緒的阿偉逐漸感到焦急,他打開奶奶平日用的相機,竟看到其中一段出遊的影片裡,有個詭異的身影跟在奶奶背後,像是個穿著紅衣服的小女孩,看著這個影像,使阿偉不寒而慄。事情發生七天後,傷心的阿偉突然在家聽見奶奶的聲音,循線找去,但眼前一黑,阿偉就此消失在房子裡…


Movie Review
The Thriller indeed sends chill down one's spine.  Initially, after watching the thriller, one would have thought that "The Little Girl in Red" is a ghost, but turned out to be a monster depicted as the “Classic of Mountains and Seas” that takes advantage of human beings’ greed and weakness to lure them into the deep mountains before planting them like trees in the woods. There are various implications to the true identity of the little girl in red. Though some claim that she is an avenging devil who used to suffer from persecution, the origin of the little girl in red is still a myth. The freightened expresssion of the various actors and actresses , coupled with the sound effect, is enough to makes you feel the same fear.  However there's a twist in the plot towards the ending of the movie which is pretty unexpected by most, though I have more or less guessed it. The movie is definitely worth watching!

Ratings: 3.5/5

Director 導演:
Wei-Hao CHENG程偉豪

Casts 演員:
River HUANG黃河 as Wei何志偉
Wei- Ning HSU許瑋甯as Yi-Chun沈怡君
Yumi WONG黃詩琪as Billy