Look what an "original" idea. A movie about culinary competition where the show's genre hits the TVs all over the world! Wai Man Yip was a daring guy, because risking to make a film with this theme knowing saturation is a shot in the dark that fortunately worked. "Cook Up A Storm" is a unique and elaborate set, where most of the action unfolds, highlighting the rich tapestry of architectural styles so crucial to Hong Kong's identity, but in serious danger of being lost by being A Chinese long. "Cook Up A Storm" proves almost quietly, which pleases however has mistakes, even more crucial, there were very few occasions in the film when people were actually shown tasting as well as savoring the dishes placed before them! This is a small part of the film's lack of coherence. Perfection is in the details! But it deserves a good note for the "daring" and dangerous idea.
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