Love on Delivery
1994 Directed by Wong Jing. Starring Stephen Chow, Sing Che, Ing Man Tak.
REVIEWED By Joey O'Bryan, Fri., May 20, 1994
Okay, picture this: A literal army of about fifty or so kung fu sex maniacs chasing a young girl down the street, all of them piled into a small car and wearing Garfield masks. Somewhere in this pile of deviants lies Hong Kong comedy superstar Stephen Chow, and this is but one of the many outrageous set pieces that this, his latest vehicle, has to offer. This time out, Chow plays a put-upon delivery boy smitten with a pretty martial arts student. Unfortunately for Chow, he faces some stiff competition for her affections in the form of a Japanese karate champion whom he challenges to a fight in order to prove his love to his sweetheart. As with all of Chow's pictures, the plot exists to set up a series of delirious comic sequences, while managing to rib everything from The Terminator to Hong Kong's own testosterone-fueled kung fu pics. The humor is goofy and vulgar, the direction is stylish and clever, and what little action there is remains exciting without getting in the way of the laughs. All this and an Ultraman tribute, too! Love on Delivery is terrific fun if you view it for what it is: a 90-minute trifle that revels in goofy facial expressions, groan-inducing jokes, and comic book hyperbole.