Monday, 20 November 2017

Kena called back! AH BOYS TO MEN 4 movie Review + Freebies for fans

Hi guys, I bet if you been watching Ah Boys to Men movie from the beginning you'll not miss out this time where Ah Boys kena called back for some serious training again!! 

Singapore's most successful movie franchise is back and after completion of their full time national service stints, Lobang, Aloysius, Sergeant Ong and Ken Chow were all busy with their respective careers as civilians. When they are called back for in camp training in an SAF Armour unit, the boys must juggle between work and their duties as operationally ready national serviceman. Hilarious situation happen when they are back training together and their military roles reversed. New enemy threats arise as their brotherhood is put to the test. 

Title: Ah Boys to Men 4
Release date: 23 November 2017 (this coming Thursday)
Running time: 125 min
Rating: 8/10 (my review)
Genre: Comedy
Language: English, Mandarin
Distributed by: J Team Productions, MM2 Entertainment, Clover Films, Golden Village Pictures
Casts: Tosh Zhang, Wang Wei Liang, Joshua Tan, Noah Yap, Hafiz Aziz, Maxi Lim, Jaspers Lai, Charlie Goh, Ryan Lian, Apple Chan 

The highest grossing Singaporean Box Office franchise Ah boys to Men is back on the big screens with its fourth installation. The movie opened big at Singapore's box office taking in approximately RM 8 million in a week since premiering on Nov 9. Director Jack Neo said that they had been through hardships and setbacks to make this film where the original budget for the movie was S$ 2.5 million but they had exceeded it by S$ 700 000. Yet the biggest challenge during the filming was the weather. It was hard to predict and the military has very strict rules stating no training should be done if it's too hot or humid limiting the filming hours. Director Jack Neo said ABTM4 continues to showcase the camaraderie among the boys and has injected in some other elements such as the challenges of the military training, family and love.

From left Ben (new cast as Boss of Sergeant Ong), Noah Yap (as IP man), Wang Wei Liang (as Lobang King), Tosh Zhang (as Platoon Sergeant Ong), Joshua Tan (as fat Ken Chow)!! OMG!! He was instructed to put on weight for the filming described it as a sweet torture, saying that he was grateful to be given the opportunity to challenge himself with an unfamiliar role of a bully victim. However Tosh Zhang probably made the biggest sacrifice in this movie where in a scene he was forced to strip down to his red underwear. Haha.. For Wang Wei Liang this time a matured version as the character is now a family man who needs to look after his family and kids.  

From left Director Jack Neo, Apple Chan (new female cast as Lieutenant Zhang Xin Yi), Jasper Lai (as Handsome), standing behind Hafiz Aziz (as Bamboo stick), Foo Chay Yeow (new cast as Fatty), Ryan Lian (new cast as Ah Long), Maxi Lim (as Aloysius Jin aka Wayang King), Hanrey Low (as supporting cast). There're a few more cast which didn't appeared for press conference this time.

One of the highlights of ABTM4 is the female addition to its main casts. Hong Kong based actress Apple Chan plays as a Lieutenant in the Armour unit. Although with a strong martial arts foundation, she still suffered injuries during the filming where there was a scene I turned and caught the helmet that Ryan threw over and it look rather easy on screen but the fact is my whole right arm was bruised the next day after being hit by the helmet. While Ryan said when he first accepted this new role, he was worried about fitting in with the old boys. During the training for the movie, everyone was very helpful and it makes me feel like I am part of this big family.

Alright after watching ABTM4, I find the military level are less intense compare to before kinda feel more relax, very fun to watch and meaningful. They also showcasing many military equipment stuff. Cast vice each of them have a different twist and some how I feel this movie is alike Ah Boys to Uncle look already and why, you should watch it..haha..Director Jack Neo said there is a sequel of ABTM5 but I hope not turning into romantic genre as Sergeant Ong started to fall in love with Lieutenant Zhang (a little heartbroken for me)..haha..

During the press conference, Apple Chan was asked who she will choose as boyfriends in all the cast?? She said you must watch who will she choose in the movie..haha..Alright, there are movie freebies for fans and Director Jack Neo will be leading his ABTM4 troupe on a promo tour to Malaysia from Nov 20- 22 and will be stopping by Kuala Lumpur, Sg Petani and Penang. The ABTM4 Promo Truck will also be going around Kuala Lumpur for 10 days starting Nov 23 to give away exciting movie freebies for the fans. To learn more about the event, please refer to the official Facebook page of Mega Films Distribution.

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