Tuesday, April 15, 2008


"Kung Fu Hustle" (2004). Co-written, co-produced, directed by and starring Stephen Chow. I slept on this film when it first appeared in theatres, and to this day I run into avid martial arts fans who've never seen, let alone heard of this classic flick...a sad, sad fact. Kung Fu Hustle is a wuxia style film (exaggerations, serious situations and comic plots) that takes place in 1930's shanghai, where gangs run a muck and working class Joe's get pushed around...I know, I know - standard. However, dope special effects and over exaggerated fight sequences make this film pop. The Buddha Palm attack is STRAIGHT goods...solidifying this film as a must see. If you like the martial arts genre - DO NOT SLEEP!

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