Ah Boys to Men I : Brings Back Memories

 2nd February 2013.
15-20 minutes of "hmmmmm" in the beginning with a predictable storyline and jokes….it seems like Jack Neo's Ah Boys to Men is a bad movie. I finally got to see the film after my exchange in Korea…but you know what? I still enjoyed this film.

Perhaps it is because I have been through BMT, or perhaps it was the national service served on the sunny island of Pulau Tekong 3 years ago that makes this film something I could connect with. It is a trademark of Jack Neo’s films. It is a movie made for Singapore.

And yes the CG was crappy etc, but I see a much better effort put into the depicting the army as compared to something like 2359. Perhaps it was Mindef’s endorsement, but details like soldiers with long hair cut in a supposedly stricter time era is unacceptable (not to mention a silly storyline)

2359: plagued with problems.

Sketch 3

I wonder BMT is like what the film depicted, I have heard that much of the teaching work has been outsourced to specialized teams (still SAF) instead of the company’s commanders.

I look forward to seeing Part 2 to relieve the memorable time I spent on Tekong. In the meantime, you could check out my Pulau Tekong posts and some of the sketches I did during my time on Pulau Tekong.

Sketch 1
Sketch 2

I still remember these sketches above were made while I was doing COS in BMTC, on the Chu-Yi of Chinese New Year.

Sketch 4


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