I Know A Woman's Heart (or What Women Want
) isn't better than the original but still provides that type of humour found in the other movie. Since I watched this movie without English subtitles and had to go with it blind, I didn't get the jest of the plot but the main concept is still somewhat there compared with the original but a number of tweaks.
First off, the main character played by Andy isn't raised by Vegas showgirls who his mother was one but rather his father who was once some kind of singer, his daughter isn't much of a brat, Mel Gibson
's character went to see a psychologist regarding his ability to hear what women think but Andy's character wakes up after getting shocked with electricity again and tells his maid that he has that ability, he has two cute twins rather three fat beauty queens and also he doesn't live in high-rise building and rather than a hair-dryer, he gets shocked by glowing fish light.
There's a ton of comparisons between the two but the main story, the main character gets shocked by a jolt of lighting and discovers that he has the ability to hear what women think and uses this ability when new team leader played by Li Gong
takes over his job to sabotage his new leader by reading what she thinks. And of course, the file girl also plays with the story as well as the executive's former girlfriend who works in a coffee shop, his daughter who doesn't like him and is dating someone who he doesn't like and of course Li Gong's character as well as Andy's character falling in love. Daming Chen
who is known for making remakes, did a decent job remaking this film but there are moments where the script is bad as well as some aspects of the performance.
The main cast, Andy
and Li Gong
provides a decent performance than isn't much to be impressed by compared to the original with Mel Gibson
and Helen Hunt
, especially when Andy playing a chauvinistic executive doesn't have the same touch as Mel Gibson. He doesn't feel like a hot shot person and more of a douche-bag to his employees, Li Gong just provides a thoughtful personality to her character.
The ending is pretty much the good ending where both Andy and Li Gong's character live happily ever after and both work with each other rather than Mel Gibson's character sacrificing his job for Helen's character to get back his job and not travel with his other boyfriend to Shanghai. Overall, it's just a decent film nothing more, the script is bad, the CG looks horrible and the ending is predictable.