Cast & Credits
I must say- I had high expectations for this movie since it included three of my favorite Taiwanese actors, and two were the leads of one of my favorite dramas, In Time With You. While watching this movie, I kept thinking of other dramas/movie scenes that were just so similar to the scenes in this movie. Similarity isn't always a bad thing, as long as it is well executed- which in this case, wasn't. I was severely disappointed because I really wanted to love this movie. The story was lacking, with choppy execution and just didn't flow. It's basically a modern twist on Cinderella, but has nothing new. I must say that there were some cute OTP scenes between the leads definitely worth watching, which were the pros of this movie.
The character development was mediocre. There was no substance to Chen Bo Lin's character, a huge let down for me. Ariel's character had the most character growth from being insecure to a confident woman, the transformation was fun to see but nothing new. Vic's character was endearing but again, not much development either. The supporting characters just sprung out of nowhere, and felt disjointed as well. The acting itself was superb. Ariel Lin always does a fantastic job in portraying her emotions, along with Vic and Chen Bo Lin. NaNa was both cute and annoying, which was the point of her role so she was pretty good too. On a superficial note, Ariel looked gorgeous in this movie. The main problem with this movie was the story. So much star power in this movie, and yet it still couldn't shine.
Music was alright, nothing out of the ordinary.
So do I recommend it? If you're a big Ariel Lin, Vic Chou, and Chen Bo Lin fan like me, then yes go for it! I mean, when will we ever get to see the three of them together in a drama/movie again? Re-watch? I'm good, thanks. Overall, it was worth watching one time just to see the three of them together. (7/8)
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Rather than dab on the tone of the movie whose premise nowadays is far too cliché to be continuously addressed, I want to reflect upon love as love is the silver lining of the movie. Not love towards career ambitions but love between a man and a woman as that is the love that has most romantics drawling in anticipation.
Go Lala Go 2 has that driven almost obsessed eagerness to be professionally successful at a high profile or high end job, believed to bring satisfaction but that type of satisfaction is like coffee, addictive at first, creating a vibe of can do it all, want to do it all, achieve it all, need it all but ultimately comes the realization that triumph like coffee can be bittersweet in the long run and that love well...love is love and what is life without love? An ocean of emptiness.
Bolin Chen is an eye candy rather than a strong performer but when the other main male lead is Vic Zhou, is Vic Zhou who steals the show and brings an ordinary story to life. Wang Wei loves a woman, loves her madly. He supports her, he defends her, he longs for her. All those emotions are there in his eyes to see, in his actions to interpret, in his love for Lala, a woman who waivers but never truly forgets, a couple that loves and hopes for love.
For Wang Wei, for Vic Zhou and for the love that is more than a romance, is a feeling, Go Lala Go 2 is a really good movie to watch. Love exists. There is hope!
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