Mighty Baby (2002) Mighty Baby

Mighty Baby

Directed by: Hing-Ka Chan, Patrick Leung
Starring: Louis Koo, Ching Wan Lau

Tagline: "Grrr! A-BAH!"

A very cute comedy involving loads of babies and silly adults in which Lena (Gigi Leung) and Johnny (Lau Ching-Wan) have been assigned to develop a "Mighty Baby" product for a large company in Japan. As he worked on the very successful La Brassiere (2001) previously, Johnny gets his friend Wayne to help him. The only problem is that Wayne (Louis Koo) doesn't like babies.

There is also some amusement when Johnny is interviewing a secretary and he somehow ends up with the bundle of nerves, Sabrina (Rosamund Kwan), who keeps dropping everything and jumps at the slightest thing.

Probably my most favourite scene in the film is the "Baby Focus Group" where they test several products with the help of their baby expert Boey (Cecilia Cheung). All the products fail in the session with some very funny results.

Even though most of the movie is about getting as many babies on screen as possible, it's hard to resist this movie for the cute factor alone.

A couple of the sequences after the "baby capsule" scene do seem to be a bit out of place though, such as the doctor hypnotising Lena to say "Grrr! A-BAH!" all the time and Johnny having a fencing session with Wayne using chicken wings.

For those of you still recovering from the effects of the two Baby Geniuses movies, I would probably not recommend this movie. For everyone else, I would say to watch it, but just expect a bit of light entertainment.

The performances of the male leads are fine, but I found the women characters to be very annoying at times (especially when they are required to act 'wacky' for the camera, which is most of the time they are on screen.)

This movie has been dumped on and put down by many people, but I think that's being a bit hard on it. Everyone seems to be having fun and it doesn't want to hurt anyone so it deserves to be left alone.

Rating: 6/10

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