Xiu Xiu De Tie Quan
2017 / 100m - China
Comedy, Sport
Never Say Die poster


June 27, 2022


Mainstream Chinese comedy. These films tend to do pretty well locally, there isn't too much international appeal though. Maybe it is because they are extremely formulaic, maybe because the star power isn't there yet, or maybe this is just lazy cinema that Hollywood can provide on its own. You're not missing much by just skipping this.

Edison is a washed-up MMA fighter who makes an extra buck throwing fights, Xiao is a reporter who is on to his little scheme. After a mysterious incident they switch bodies. Through Edison's life, Xiao discovers more than she ever would have in her own body, but to reach her goal she'll have to win an MMA tournament.

So this is just a very basic body-switching comedy with some sports elements thrown in. The cinematography is well above average for this type of film, but that's just about all that stands out. The performances are rather weak, the plot is dull, and the comedy lacks anything distinctive. Just bid budget fluff, not the worst of its kind, but hardly great.