|Lam has a question for you!|
As a postscript to the review and after thinking some more about it, I have decided to pose a question and play devil's advocate. We all know that most category III films are exploitation movies pure and simple. In my review of The Underground banker I mention how much fun the Dr. Lamb character is. Is the "exploitation" of a real life murderer acceptable as a comedic character?
It must be hard enough for the victim's families to have a true life crime movie like Dr. Lamb made but for the character to then be played for laughs must be even worse. I understand little is off limits in Hong Kong but this did really make me think hard about if I should be finding it amusing.
So what do you think? Funny is funny, tasteful or not but does this cross a line?