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Monday, October 26, 2009

[10/10] Kung Fu Hustle (2005)


Kung Fu Hustle (2005)

Short review: The last few years have seen many excellent Chinese movies ranging from historical dramas, as in "The Emperor and the Assassin", to brilliant action movies, "Hero", "House of Flying Daggers", comedies like "Shaolin Soccer", thrillers like "Infernal Affairs" and more... "Kung Fu Hustle" is the next step of what I consider the growing up of the Chinese Film Industry. "Gong Fu" is an action film full of some of the finest martial arts you can find. But it does not stop there. Latest CGI and cinematic effects are deployed with ease to make the experience truly magnificent. This part could describe a well made but typical Hollywood action production. But "Gong Fu" grows beyond that, incorporating very satirical elements that make this movie a treat. If you are a fan of Kung Fu movies or if you are a critic, this film can entice both as it presents a delectable parody of the genre without taking itself too seriously. In so far it accomplishes what Hollywood has lost somewhere along the way, the ability to make a funny and inventive movie that is filled with little thoughtful vignettes to discover while still appealing to a broad public. Stephen Chow's "Kung Fu Hustle" is wildly imaginative, visually stunning, brilliantly directed , entertaining, smart and endlessly hilarious! Without a doubt, the best movie of 2005!

  • My Rating: 10/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 89% (7.6/10)
  • IMDb: 7.8/10
  • Nebular's TOP 12 Movies of All Time: #7

4 comments:

Univarn said...

I really need to revisit this movie. The only copies I can "afford" are english only, which I will never watch, but I thought it was hilariously offbeat the first time I watched it.

Nice to see you over here posting, think this might become a common thing or just a random event? :)

nebular said...

You really have to! I've seen Kung Fu Hustle three times and I love it more and more each time I watch it! The story's absolutely crazy, the visual are eye-candy and the fight scenes are phenomenal! Thanks for the comment, buddy!

p.s. I'm not as consistent in posting as you are, but I'll try to do it more often. I really miss my OLD RT journal, but I really LIKE my new one.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Kung Fu Hustle is the funniest Kunk Fu movie ever and also one of the best Kung Fu movies ever. The Beast was awesome.

Nebular said...

Maurice, I absolutely agree. Everything about it was exceptional. One of my all time favorites! :)