Jack Neo Tells Everyone Not To "Scold" The Ah Girls Go Army Movies Anymore 'Cos They Created 400 New Jobs During The Pandemic
They are doing their part for the economy, okay?
If there’s one thing we know about Jack Neo’s movies, it’s that people lurve to hate them.
The first Ah Girls Go Army (AGGA) movie is no exception.
Released in February this year, the film was eviscerated by critics. Netizens also chastised it for its "tone-deaf" plot.
It explains why expectations are low for its sequel, Ah Girls Go Army Again, which opens in cinemas today (Jun 16).
But don't tell that to the 62-year-old director, who says he’s “very confident” that the movie will be well-received this time.
In an interview with Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao, Jack was asked if he’s worried that the awful reviews for the first movie would affect the ratings for the second instalment.
“I’m indeed slightly worried,” Jack confessed. After a slight pause, he added: “But we’re very confident about this [movie].”
Now that cinemas are no longer restricted by COVID safety measures, Jack is hopeful that the sequel will make over $3mil at the box office.
He also said he wishes to make enough profit for him to shoot more sequels to the AGGA franchise, adding that the future movies will see "the female recruits take on impossible missions”.
Jack then went on to address Singaporeans: “Don’t scold us anymore! Many people lost their jobs during the pandemic. When we shot this movie, we created 400 new job opportunities.”
Photos: Jack Neo/Instagram, Ah Girls Go Army