Lin Chi-ling labelled as “flowerpot” in ‘Switch’

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Taiwan’s number one model, Lin Chi-ling has been striving hard for five years in the filming industry, but her effort does not seem to pay off.

She has always been negatively labelled as a “good looking vase” in the movies and recently, viewers even harshly criticized her as a “flowerpot” in her latest movie with Andy Lau, Switch <天機─富春山居圖>.

Chi-ling made her acting debut in John Woo’s Red Cliff <赤壁> in 2008. Although her acting was still raw at that time, the blockbuster movie helped her to gain a foothold in the Chinese films industry.

However, her subsequent movies The Treasure Hunter <刺陵> in 2009, Welcome to Sha-ma Town <決戰剎馬鎮> in 2010 and Love on Credit <幸福額度> in 2011 all met with disappointing box office results and poor reviews.

Although her movie with Huang Bo 101 Marriage Proposals <101次求婚> did garner positive reviews at the beginning of 2013, her effort has gone down the drain with Switch. Audience blasted her acting in the movie and even negatively labelled her a “flowerpot”.

Responding to the harsh criticisms lately, Chi-ling said, “I believe the team is reviewing the story and structure of the movie. However, we can’t wipe off the effort of the team. I think instead of looking back, we should urge ourselves to look forward and improve the next time.”

Source: Apple Daily 

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2 thoughts on “Lin Chi-ling labelled as “flowerpot” in ‘Switch’

  1. If you buy a tangible (commercial) product, there is

    a) a cooling off period and you may get a Refund; and/or

    b) a warranty period for defect, you may get a Refund or a Replacement

    This possible refund covers both store purchases or online web purchases.

    In a movie you can’t get any of the above.

    Despite a horrible movie it is still reaping in cash due to Andy influence in China.

    So to many moviegoers in China and HK, as long as it’s Andy they will watch
    his movies even his movies sucks. This mainly due to the culture of Idol worshiping.

    It is timely now that there are TALKS about movies refund.

    Moviegoers May Get their Tickets Refunded in the Future

    http://www.chinesefilms.cn/141/2013/03/19/122s13952.htm

    Consumer groups in China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan should fight for movies refund
    similar to any other tangible (commercial) products (guaranteed refund within certain
    time frame if not happy).

    If not happy with the movie(s), leave the cinema within 20 mins or 30 mins
    and get your refund.

  2. Media reports that Lin Chiling endorsement fees has gone up after “Switch”.

    Mediocrity breeds success, thus one do not need to perform well.

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