Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

I’m not a huge fan of martial arts movies but and didn’t know what to expect from Kung Fu Hustle (2004). My friend Dave, insisted that this was a Jay movie and that I would love it. He was right on the money.

Kung Fu Hustle is unlike anything I’ve seen before. It’s an action-comedy kung fu movie, written and directed by Stephen Chow. It takes place in the 1940s and everything that happens is completely unpredictable.

There is plenty of Matrix-like action. You’ll marvel at all the special effects and wonder what all the fuss was about in the Matrix Reloaded. At times you’ll think you’re watching The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988). You’ll probably laugh out loud when the bad guys start dancing like they’re in a dance video.

This is bizarre stuff but it is brilliantly done and very entertaining. Kung Fu Hustle 2 (2006) is due out this year. Just what we need, another sequel.

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