Empire Corner is a short film by J.P. Chan featuring Teyonah Parris, Alexis Camins, Shalita Grant, Jo Mei, Corey Antonio Hawkins, Aaron Moten, and Tyrien Obahnjoko.
Finished watching it? Great! Isn't Teyonah adorable! Am I the only person who sees the chemistry between her character and Alexis'? The way they were eyeing each other *groan* too sweet.
Did you feel Empire Corner ended on a sad note, well here is the sequel by Richard Wong, Wu is Dead.
So even though I was not initially happy that, well Wu is dead, I enjoyed watching this short as well. I love the martial arts in this one, my love for wuxia is no secret 'Wu Brother #5 is so classic'. This short is funny too. Sun Mei is so badass, and I love her and Alma forming an axil of evil. And the ending just makes me wonder who Wu really was.
I need this to be a feature-length movie, I am talking 2 hours here. First of all, there needs to be more development between Alma and Wu's characters, flirting is not enough. I don't mind if Wu is killed in this movie because, as I said earlier, I love Alma and Sun Mei together. The martial arts can remain but Alma needs to be more involved. Sun Mei could mix the poisons and engage in hand to hand combat while Alma uses a long-range weapon.
Alma and Sun Mei would have to investigate Wu's business with Tang and they'd discover all sorts of things involving rivalry between Chinese restaurants and food. Together they'd bring Tang down because they still need to avenge Wu. But this would reveal yet another enemy. *Sigh* the possibilities!
What do you think of both short films? Comments will be duly appreciated!