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Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

Hong Kong 95m, Colour
Director: Stephen Chow; Cast: Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah, Yuen Qiu, Danny Chan Kwok Kwan, Bruce Leung

Kung Fu Hustle is a martial arts musical comedy with the style of a classic cartoon that allows the combatants to defy the laws of gravity and the forces of nature. In employing a number of formerly retired actors from the 1970s, Kung Fu Hustle is also an homage to that period and style of film. The use of all Chinese music in the score is also noteworthy in providing a lush and nostalgic feel to the production. The special effects, which allow the characters to do the impossible, are employed to create some of the most over-the-top and hilarious fighting sequences in film. The strangest, and perhaps the most lasting images are the unexpected and oddly entertaining musical dance numbers performed by the Axe Gang members who are otherwise cold-blooded killers (Klaus Ming March 2010).

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2 comments on “Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

  1. Marc
    04/06/2010

    This movie was so damn funny…I had a tough time reading the subtitles because I was laughing so hard. Quite an improvement over the awesome Shaolin Soccer. Really it’s the same brand of humor but better CG effects – still one fun ride. Great now I have to watch this again:P

    • Klaus
      01/17/2012

      Definitely one of the funniest movies i’ve seen in years – and one of the few titles I’ve actually purchased on Blu Ray after already owning the DVD.

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