Kung Fu Hustle

Wacky, bizarre, zany and enjoyable. That’s about all I think I can really say about this movie. Don’t take my tone wrong…I loved it …but…I just don’t know. I’m not the best critic (Shut up! All of you who doubt my power will fry!) for subtitled movies… because I don’t normally watch them. So why this one? Because one ad I saw advertised it as The Matrix meets Looney Tunes directed by Quentin Tarantino (or something like that), and that just sounded fun. And it was. I haven’t seen any of the older kung fu movies that this one supposedly parodies, but that doesn’t make it any less funny (actually it does, because unless you know a parodies source material, the joke is only so funny). The not so difficult to follow plot is about Stephen Chow’s character who wants to join the Axe Gang and be a bad guy (because he got the piss kicked out of him for trying to be a good guy) and actually manages to make it pretty far up the ranks until he becomes a kung fu master. And you know, it’s not like I’m spoiling anything…you just know that’s where this movie goes within 5 minutes…it’s the character development that really matters in a parody movie like this. Excellent usage of CGI and sound effects (kung fu pinball anyone?), and I really liked the landlady, the landlord, the gay tailor and buck-toothed Jane. No seriously, that’s her character name, Rabbit-Toothed Jane. But anyways, I think it was a nicely developed movie and really funny…and now I’m repeating myself. So let’s just leave it at the repeat.

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