That’s the Way I Like It by Glen Goei (Review)

There are times when the movie gets a little mushy and melodramatic, but for the most part, it’s a blast to watch.

Imagine this; a film that’s 75% Saturday Night Fever and 25% Enter The Dragon. But it’s not what you think. Hock is a young man who lives in a fantasy world of kung fu movies. However, when he’s dragged to Forever Fever, a bad Saturday Night Fever rip-off, he becomes entranced with disco dancing.

Things get even better when the movie’s main character becomes Hock’s guardian angel and helps Hock become a disco-dancing machine so he can win a local competition and buy his dream motorcycle. The movie has some hilarious scenes, that parody and, at the same time, pay homage to all things disco.

But the movie’s real strengths lie in depicting Hock’s relationship with his family and friends. When Hock’s brother announces that he wants to become a woman, Hock is torn between accepting his brother’s choice and risking his father’s wrath. There are times when the movie gets a little mushy and melodramatic, but for the most part, it’s a blast to watch.

Even with those aforementioned comparisons, it never feels like a ripoff, but rather like an original with obvious influences (and tongue firmly implanted inside cheek). Highly recommended!