Reviewed byBraveHawkVote: 9/10/10
Kung Fu Hustle was one of the most visually imaginative and uniquemovies I have seen in quite some time. Upon first viewing the trailer,I thought we would have another Kung Pow: Enter The Fist on our handsbut, boy, was I wrong. Unlike Kung Pow, the jokes did not grow tired onme and the special effects were definitely top notch. The scene withthe two assassins playing that stringed instrument (don't know the nameof it) in such a way that it kills was incredible.
Although there was not much to the story, it was not non-existent,either. There was a simple story happening which made sense for what wewere watching. Even the jokes with the subtitles came across as funny,and from my experience, humor does not translate as easily as thismovie would have you believe. It borrowed or spoofed a bit fromSpider-Man and The Matrix as well, which was a bit unexpected for thisfilm, initially. At least for me.
To be honest, I could enjoy this movie without sound or subtitles, too.It was that appealing to the eye. It would be a good background moviefor a party or poker game which could catch your eye at any moment andstill hold your attention. It could also be great if you feel like agood comedy. I was entertained throughout and even though I was deadtired when I saw it in the theater, it held my interest all the way tothe end. 9/10
Reviewed bylei su (lane-su)Vote: 9/10/10
Before we went to see this movie we had heard about many good reviewsof it. After spending approximate 100mins in the movie theater we wereextremely satisfied and entertained. This movie is even better than wehave expected. There were full of laughters almost from the beginningto the end in the theater.
Stephen Chow displays his talent as both a director and an actor. Itmaintains the previous Chow's style and humor as in other movies, suchas "Xi Ju Zhi Wang" and "Xing Yun Yi Tiao Long", while those CGIs werenot expected. In Chow's movie, what the Chinese people like is that itsays no to super heroes. It just tells the stories of ordinary people,particularly those people leading insignificant and unsuccessful lives.
Several characters in this movie were played by popular Kung-Fu stars,in the 1980's - 1990's in China. Stephen Chow shows respects to them,as the way he respects Bruce Lee.
Above all, Kung-Fu Hustle is a movie with great hilarity, stunning CGIeffects, fantastic Kung-Fu, and the lives of ordinary people. I give it9 out of 10. Highly recommended!
Now this movie is in theaters in Europe and North America. The recentcomments have shown a good sign already.Best wishes to Stephen Chow!Hope western people like this movie as well.
Reviewed bybaboosVote: 9/10/10
This is one of the most richly imaginative, creative, downrightenjoyable movies I've ever seen. I haven't enjoyed myself this muchsince Pulp Fiction.
It took me a while to figure out who the hero was. First I thought itwas the barber guy who got himself constantly smacked about by thelandlady. I suppose it's because he looked so dim, he therefore had tobe a kung fu master in disguise. I've read some of the other posts, andeveryone seems to think the knife scene was the funniest. I didn'texpect to come to this movie for a laugh, but the knife scene almostkilled me. Luckily it was just me and my friend in the movie theatre,so I could let it all out.
If you go to the movies to free your imagination, then this is themovie for you. Stay away from people who say it's far-fetched andunrealistic. If they want realism, they should go to the laundromat.
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. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turns out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. Sing's actions eventually cause the Axe Gang and the slumlords to engage in an explosive kung-fu battle. Only one side will win and only one hero will emerge as the greatest kung-fu master of all.