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 Kung Fu Hustle Review















Title: Kung Fu Hustle

Classification: 15

Director: Stephen Chow

Runtime: 99 Minutes








You might have heard of Stephen Chow from his last wacky hit called "Shaolin Soccer" and if you found that entertaining, well Kung Fu Hustle betters it in every way. Stephen Chow has taken the hilarity of kung fu comedy a step higher with this film.



For this film Chow is backed by Columbia, with Sony Pictures being a major funder, thus allowing him to pick a first class cast and crew. Chow hires Yuen Wah, a member of the Seven Little Fortunes (a performance group from the famous Peking Opera School which included Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan), as the Landlord. He also persuades Yuen Qiu (ex-member of the Seven Little Fortunes) out of retirement to star in the film as the penny-pinchingly funny Landlady. The "Matrix" style CGI effects together with action choreography from the highly respected Yuen Wo Ping (worked on The Matrix and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) makes for stunning action which moves at a great pace.



The story centers on the blundering gangster wannabe Sing (played by Stephen Chow himself) who wants to exploit the inhabitants of a small area known as Pig Sty Alley by pretending he is from the famous and brutal gang, Axe Gang. But his attempts at exploitation are thrown striaght back in his face by the unimpressed locals. After a little mishap the real Axe Gang arrive and soon amazing fights take place between the local kung fu masters and members of the Axe Gang. While this is going on, Sing looks deep inside himself to find his true nature. The final breathtakingsuper-fight is set.





What makes this film set itself apart from other kung fu comedies is the way traditional kung fu conventions are used with looney spins on recent film hits which include "Kill Bill" and "The Matrix". This film contains elements of romance, slapstick comedy, action, and just for that little bit of extra fun a Looney Toon type scene. If you thought CG effects were all about realism these days, this film will completely turn that idea upside down, Chow takes CG graphics to create way over-the-top stunts that are comparable to that of cartoons.



The only big fault with this film is that all the real laugh-out-loud gags come in the first half of the film and seem to die out in the second half as more emphasis is put on the action, which as spectacular as the action is, would have definitely benefited from more comedic gags for the type of action used.



Nevertheless Kung Fu Hustle is a wacky, fun, and packed with crazy action along with great characters. All lovers of comedy and martial arts should definitely check this film out.

















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