A monkey trainer whose act goes wrong after an alien crash lands on Earth and injures his monkey. Desperate to perform the act, he attempts to train the alien instead, though is punished after the alien regains his powers.
Directed by: Hao Ning
. Starring: Matthew Morrison
, Tom Pelphrey
, Daniel Hugh Kelly
, Ron Smoorenburg
, Bo Huang
, Dan Darin-Zanco
, Kat Nelson
, Zheng Xu
, Jiayin Lei
, Teng Shen
, Nathaniel Boyd
, David Rayden
, Kenan Heppe
. Music by: Long Liang
, Nathan Wang
"Feng kuang de wai xing ren" (aka "Crazy Alien") was a movie that somewhat snuck in under the radar. I was given the chance to watch it, and given my interest and fascination with Asian movies, of course I jumped at the chance.
While "Crazy Alien" definitely is entertaining and enjoyable, the laughs were unfortunately few and far in between. It was a shame, because the movie had all the ingredients to be something fantastic and hilarious, but it ultimately fell through when it mattered the most. As such, the movie will not become a classic, nor will it be a movie that you'll watch more than once. Now, don't get me wrong, because "Crazy Alien" is not a bad movie, far from it. It just lacked more comedy situations to make the audience laugh.
The acting in the movie was good, and they did have a good ensemble of acting talents to perform in the movie. Bo Huang and Zheng Xu were carrying the movie quite well with their performances. However, it was the CGI animated alien and the monkey that stole the show, no doubt about it.
The story was good and it was easy to follow. You quickly get immersed into the storyline and there is a good pacing to the story, that is for certain.
As for the CGI, well that was good, definitely good. The CGI animated alien and monkey were great and looked realistic for the most parts actually. And that definitely added some great enjoyment to the movie.
"Crazy Alien" is a movie well worth watching, but it is hardly a movie that you watch more than once.
Review by paul_haakonsen from the Internet Movie Database.