Thursday, June 16, 2011
The Story of Ricky
Dir:Ngai Kai Lam
The Story of Ricky is set in the futuristic year of 2001! and follows Ricky Oh (Or Ho, How they pronounce it in the film.) who is sentenced to jail time for manslaughter. Apparently in the year 2001 , prisons have become big business and the prisoners are used for certain labor tasks, Which really if you think about it is not a bad idea. Upon arriving in the jail Ricky sets off the metal detectors due to having seven bullets lodged in his chest.After being checked in we learn that the prison is broken up into four cell blocks and each one is run by a gang member of the "Gang of Four". During Ricky's first day he has a run in with Captain , A goon for the Gang of Four as he see's the goon picking on a helpless old man in the showers and the old man is carved up by a wood knife. After the Captain attacks the old man , Ricky trips Captain onto a small board with nails on it causing him to lose one of his eyes in the fall. After this run in The captain plans to sick a madman named Zorro on him. Zorro is a rather large man with a reputation of taking care of business. The Captain adds insult to injury when he pulls some strings and gets the old man from the showers' Probation denied which leads to him committing suicide. This pisses Ricky off and the following day Zorro is out and set out to get Ricky.In Ricky's first demonstration of his Fighting talents as he easily dispenses of Zorro by Punching straight through his stomach , Gutting the big man before doing the same to the Captain. After the altercation the Guards come to take Ricky away , when Oscar the Leader of the South wing promises to teach Ricky a lesson after his punishment for the Murders of his fellow gang members.Ricky is sent to solitary where we flashback to him and his girlfriend and then a flashback of Ricky being taught Chi Gun , A martial arts style which feeds off of power and makes the body invincible and super strength.
Gore:9 (Although low budget and cheesy it really adds to the greatness of this film in a whole)
Story:6 ( Not this films strong suit but good enough for what it was.)
Characters: 8 ( So cartoonish you cant help but love them all.)
Overall: 8 out of 10 (Absolute Classic!)