Every Chinese New Year, local movie director Jack Neo comes out with a film to make us laugh.
And this year is no different.
Except instead of Chinese New Year huat movies, he’s going to give us the part two of his politically sensitive movie: The Diam Diam Era 2.
The Diam Diam Era 2, The Real Political & Sensitive Movie, is Jack Neo’s CNY Movie
On 13 Jan 2021, mm2 Entertainment premiered the trailer of The Diam Diam Era 2 onto YouTube.
According to the description of the video, part two of Jack Neo’s most political movie to date will screen in cinemas here on 11 Feb 2021, 1 day before CNY.
The story will continue from part 1, following Ah Kun, the main protagonist who enters Singapore politics to try and make things better.
In case you forgot, here’s the premise for the first part of the Diam Diam Era 1:
Set in the 1980s where people shifted from kampongs to living in HDB flats, the films talks about Ah Kun (Mark Lee) making adjustments to the transitions during this era.
One of the adjustments he has to make includes adapting to the government policies implemented at that point in time.
Actor Mark Lee explained during an interview with AsiaOne, that Ah Kun “constantly thinks that the government is taking care of the country’s future but not its present. Hence, as someone who comes from the kampung, is uneducated and hot-tempered, he will speak out.”
In The Diam Diam Era 2, Ah Kun, Osman and Shanmugam will form a party, C.M.I., to run in the 1988 elections.
You can watch their official trailer below:
The Diam Diam Era 1 Movie Review
We’ve written a lot about the Diam Diam Era (Part one) but in case you’ve missed it, here’s a short review of the previous movie.
While highly-anticipated to be a political movie, Diam Diam Era (part 1) isn’t exactly political.
Instead, it simply shows life in the 80s with a bad CGI of the 80s roads with 80s cars, perfect for people who want to know what it feels like to be living in the 80s. And just as Ah Kun started his political journey…the movie ends.
The trailer for part two did make an appearance at the end of the first movie (without any indication of when it’ll air) but it was only recently released onto YouTube.
The second part of the movie, The Diam Diam Era 2, however, is expected to have all the political action and adventure you’d always dreamt of.
And if the second part of The Diam Diam Era still leave you disappointed?
Well, you might as well check out the Workers’ Party version of Singapore’s opposition political history here:
Feature Image: YouTube (mm2 Entertainment)