Let’s Shake It 颤抖吧!阿部

The idea that we had multiple encounters with outer space aliens in the ancient time fascinates me to no end. And, scifi romantic comedy lET’s shake it (颤抖吧!阿部) is right up that alley. What is an advanced civilization alien supposed to do when it crash landed on earth with no way of getting back into space? Merge with the locals, of course.

Abu Caca is a smuggler of primitive species, which includes apes from earth, also known as, humans. Her day of reckoning comes when the ship that was transporting her to galactic prison blew up and crashed on earth… Among the primitive apes. *Gasp. Without protective gear against the earth’s atmosphere, she had to merge with a local life form to survive. A tree worked just fine for her purpose. But she and the tree were rudely interrupted by a murder in progress of a human girl. Always motivated by profit margin, Abu tried to resuscitate the girl in the hope of selling her to the highest bidder. She and the girl were, again, rudely interrupted. This time by the girl’s brother who thought she was a demon trying to suck the life force out of the dying girl. One banshee screaming after another, he stabbed her right through chest and sent her atoms flying.

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The girl died. She atomized. But her antenna survived, which is really the essence of her entire being, and it merged with the dead girl. Voila! The girl lived once more! Well not exactly. It’s more of Abu successfully body snatched an earth life form.

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Thus, Abu begins her con of pretending to be a human girl as she searches for a way to get back out to space. I wouldn’t say she is successful at it, but humans do have a tendency to ignore the obvious…

Let's Shake It Zheng Ye Cheng Let's Shake It An Yue Xi

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Bu Liang Ren 画江湖之不良人

Bu Liang Ren (画江湖之不良人) is a wuxia dramedy about three not-so-secret organizations fighting for a sword that supposedly leads to the fallen Tang Dynasty’s hidden treasure. Caught in the middle is a pair of martial art brother and sister whose master, so happens, is a member of Bu Liang Ren, a disbanded police agency that safeguards the sword for the Tang Emperor. When their master suddenly vanishes, the organizations switch their attention onto them. While one group hunts them like dogs, other groups send their most charming and good-looking agents to seduce the apprentices.

Bu Liang Ren Zheng Ye Cheng

3D animation of human beings terrifies me so I have never watched the original anime. With that said, I am glad I didn’t miss the live action version of the show. It is hilarious! Once I got past the awkward first 2 episodes, in which I rolled my eyes at their skimpy cosplay costumes, super obvious hair pieces, inconsistent action sequences, I grew quite fond of all the characters including the villains.

There is one scene that makes me laugh out loud no matter how many times I re-watched it: One of the agents sent to seduce the apprentices is an indiscriminate flirt when he is blind drunk. This time, instead of cozying up with our pretty martial art sister and getting touchy feely with her, he is accosted by a pair of sisters called “Hottie” and “Beauty” who find his drunk antics mighty pleasing.

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