Kung Fu Hustle

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From the director of Shaolin Soccer, set in 1930’s Hong Kong, a bad guy get caught in the middle of a battle between mobsters and slumlords. It’s filled with over-the-top cartoonish kung-fu fighting.

I had watched the beginning and the end of this movie quite a while ago, but it was after eating a huge dinner and I fell asleep in the middle of it. It wasn’t the movies’ fault though. I would have fallen asleep at anything. I was laughing at it, then I would fall asleep, wake up, laugh, repeat. I really missed what was going on during the middle.

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I recently was able to watch the middle of it, so now that I’ve seen it all, I shall review it. It is hilarious and completely fun to watch. It is like watching a live-action cartoon. Everything is over the top. One lady actually starts running in place to build up speed before taking off like Wile E. Coyote. People kick one another and go flying high up into the sky. There are dance sequences out of nowhere with very catchy tunes. People are frightened by goofy sounding fight moves and what look to be out of shape people that could kill you if they wanted.

There is a plot with a little sweet story in there too, but it isn’t as important as the entertainment value of just watching the crazy fight scenes. There are tons of them so if you are up for some goofy fighting and dancing, I recommend this movie.

Rating: A

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