Reviewed byEncyclopedia BrownVote: 9/10/10
House of Fury is a fun, neat flick that doesn't waste time with any ofthe usual junk that gets thrown into most movies these days.
I knew nothing about this movie when I rented it, but I'm very glad Idid. It's one of the coolest movies I've seen in years. House of Furyworks as sort of a Big Fish/Spy Kids mash-up. But in this film the"Kids" in question are a girl in her late teens and her adult brother.The film opens with a visually innovative fight sequence that seguesinto an efficient set up: the siblings are routinely embarrassed bytheir father's nonstop tall tales of his past as a secret agent.
However, the brother and sister discover too late that they were nottall tales at all when their dad goes missing at the hands of a revengedriven former soldier. From here out, the siblings are quickly schooledon their family's secret history before rushing off to save the day ina string of brilliant fight scenes.
Anyway, I don't want to spoil anything. Just rent House of Fury.
Reviewed bythe_dicemanVote: 8/10/10
Pacy as hell Kung-Fu-Comedy with "Twins Effect"-like humor, but tighterand funnier in every possible way. If you thought, Wire-Fu can't beexciting, think again: Yuen Woo-Ping has put together some incrediblepowerful and extensive choreographies employing wide-ranged techniques,while still giving his actors enough groundwork in order to make themseem believable. Even darling Gillian Chung gets her legs high enoughin the air to make a scary opponent for her enemies. Anthony Wong'sroguish imitation of a Bruce Lee-like Fighting-Style had me cracking upin an instant, and that Caucasian kid's high-velocity handling of thePole was nothing short of awesome. "House of Fury" is Prime Exampel ofhow a modern day Kung-Fu-Flick should look like.
Reviewed bydbborroughsVote: 8/10/10
Sue me I liked this.
You've heard the story before: two kids who don't believe their dad'sway out tales find he was telling the truth when he's kidnapped andthey have to go rescue him. Its been the story of countless films mostrecently in films like Spy Kids. Here its done with an Asian flair andfor the most part it works. Its not the be all and end all of actionfilms but as a 100 minute lark its quite nice (even with tongue incheek this film does contain some graphic violence and blood of the PG13 variety). The fights are incredible even if the wire work is farfrom believable. I liked this film a great deal, my only complaint isthat the pacing at times is a bit slow, considering this is thedirectors second time out of the box I'll cut him some slack. Inreading reviews on this film I was struck by the intense dislike forthe director. I'm not familiar with him or his earlier work as actor ordirector but I can't see why the knives have been drawn, its just aharmless movie.
If this film passes your way give it a shot. Turn you mind off and grabsome popcorn and you'll have a good time.
Teddy Yu is a former secret agent turned chiropractor who thought he left his past behind. He teaches martial arts to his two kids. However, his past catches up to him as a rogue agent demands to know the whereabouts of an agent known as Dragon. Now, father and children must team up to stop the rogue agent and his goons.