That being said Kung Fu Hustle is absolute blast. Although there was not much to the story, it was not non-existent, either. These fight sequences demand the attention of any cinephile who claims themselves a fan of marital art cinema. Kung Fu Hustle tells the story of Sing, a wannabe gangster attempting to join the famous Axe Gang who during some of the early scenes seem to spoof Gangs of New York - look for a firework visual quote , a legion of black suits responsible for a series of gruesome murders and complete dominance over a 1940s Hong Kong. His arrogance causes a war to break out between a poor housing complex that secretly holds a number hidden talents and the murderous axe gang. Chow having succumbed to the digital revolutions in Shaolin Soccer, manages once again to use his effects wisely.
It borrowed or spoofed a bit from Spider-Man and The Matrix as well, which was a bit unexpected for this film, initially. The contrast of atmosphere and mood throughout the film is incredible and even more incredible is Chow's ability to make it all work. Synopsis Set in Canton, China in the 1940s, the story revolves in a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing who desperately wants to become a member. Would you also have access to good quality versions of The GrandMaster, Shaolin Soccer, any Stephen Chow or Tony Leung movies Even In the Mood For Love I only got 720p?. Sing's actions eventually cause the Axe Gang and the slumlords to engage in an explosive kung-fu battle.
Kung Fu Hustle was one of the most visually imaginative and unique movies I have seen in quite some time. If you see a post without a virus scan or a tampered file md5 mismatch , do report it. Its not hilarious, but also a visual feast. One scene that sticks out is a terrific spoof of the Road Runner. The scene with the two assassins playing that stringed instrument don't know the name of it in such a way that it kills was incredible. Yuen Wo Ping manages to take a scene that appears to be rehash of the Burly Brawl hundreds of suits against one guy and manages to make it not only fresh, but a thousand times more exciting and intense.
Unlike Kung Pow, the jokes did not grow tired on me and the special effects were definitely top notch. Three cheers for Chow Sing Chi! Compared to his other films this film ranks 1 for its visuals and action, but in terms of laughs and writing it cannot surpass the classics. Wachowski's take not, this is how you direct Yuen Wo Ping to this artistic peak. Useful Tools: Discord server: 1. There are many pop culture references in there like reservoir dogs and the matrix.
In general, it's a movie which puts tribute to all the Kung Fu Movie. It was that appealing to the eye. However his skills as a comedian - be it his brash physical comedy Shaolin Soccer , his manical scenarios Tricky Brains or epic historical parodies A Chinese Oddsey - have never outshined his talents as a director. When the scene is funny you appreciate the comedy, when it switches gears to action you are blown away by the terrific sequences, when it switches to melodrama you are on the edge of your seat awaiting character responses, and when they're all fused together you do exactly what Chow is hoping you'll do. This film simply does not look like a Hong Kong film. I sincerely recommend this movie to those who still has the slightest hesitation whether you should watch this movie or not.
Sing's reasons for wanting to join the gang are simple: bad guys are cooler. Upon first viewing the trailer, I thought we would have another Kung Pow: Enter The Fist on our hands but, boy, was I wrong. I can't remember the last film I enjoyed myself in more. In 1994 Chow co-directed Love on Delivery and since then a number of other self starring projects and many of these projects are considered the best of his acting career. It would be a good background movie for a party or poker game which could catch your eye at any moment and still hold your attention. Who would've thought you could top Shaolin Soccer? Also interested in higher bitrate of Kung Fu Hustle, that movie is a classic.
However, I think it's one of his best. He doesn't make as many dirty jokes as usual, but you can really learn his philosophy through this two-hours movie and have a very good laugh at the same time. Chaplin, Allen and now actor, writer, producer and director Stephen Chow can join the select few whose remarkable talent as a performer matches his ability behind the lens; Kung Fu Hustle proves it. Not me, until I saw this movie. Even the jokes with the subtitles came across as funny, and from my experience, humor does not translate as easily as this movie would have you believe. It is not his funniest film, but that is because it takes the risk of exploring the action genre.
It could also be great if you feel like a good comedy. To be honest, I could enjoy this movie without sound or subtitles, too. The use of digital effects in this film are extreme. The fight sequences are very well done and keep the movie moving at a frenetic pace, the jokes tend to be visual in nature and as such side step the normal translation problems. Goodness me, what a fantastic movie.
So everything seems great, right? There are a terrific number of effects shots in this film far more then I've ever seen in a Hong Kong production save maybe the terrible Wesley's Mysterious File and while I am disappointed at the lack of practical effects the impressive quality of them more then makes up for it. My eyes still hurt from wiping away tears of laughter. If you really watch the movie carefully, you will know what kung-fu is. I saw this movie at the Toronto filmfest and I have to say I loved it, I really didn't know what to expect as I didn't know the director and had only really seen some pretty bad kung fu many years before. The tag must be relevant to the content you're sharing.
Actually not everything works and is not at all Chow's best film. More importantly this addition to Chow's superb filmography finally allows us a means of defining his technique. Stephen Chow uses his own way to express kung-fu. No other url shorteners of any kind. Some argue that Stephen uses a lots of old jokes and routines in this movie that makes it a little bit weak on the script. Chow is no stranger to direction. The impressive action is thanks largely to the great choreography talent including both Sammo Hung and Yuen Wo Ping each working on the film at spate occasions.