Re: Re: Question about Jason Hart's Big Boss articleNovember 12 2015 at 4:55 PM
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Response to Re: Question about Jason Hart's Big Boss article
Thanks for clarifying that, LJF.
While the tastefulness of such a scene is debatable (Cheng has a love interest, and she remains captive in the Boss' house while he is literally busy at the brothel), I feel it adds A LOT to the character, and without it, you lose the complete animalism of Cheng. He's found his family brutally slaughtered and he's ready to seek revenge, and he doesn't care if he dies in the process.
He figures, from sort of a spiritual rebirth perspective, he might as well go to the brothel to re-establish his masculinity. The prostitute gleefully provides him with the emotional and physical comfort he desired, even if said comforts only give him a temporary peace of mind, but nonetheless, Cheng metamorphosizes from a farm boy into a warrior, and the personality difference shows in the final fight.
That's some extremely interesting characterization, and watching Bruce's performance, going from the naive simpleton in the beginning who awkwardly steals glances at Maria Yi to the confident protector of the family to, finally, the avenger, makes for very exciting viewing.
Anyway, I hope Jason updates the article to include a mention of the HK BL Club magazine you brought up.
Re: Re: Question about Jason Hart's Big Boss article - MIKBOS on Nov 12, 2015, 6:16 PM