11.20.2006

Kung Fu Hustle

I love this movie. This is the third time I've seen it. I saw it in the theater, and now I've Netflix-ed it twice. I'd buy it if I could find it somewhere cheap. But the whole premise is kinda Bruce Lee crossed with Looney Toons, set in the 30s or 40s. It's in Chinese, so it's all subtitled, but most of the fun is in action sequences. Just about everyone channels Bruce Lee at some point, in doing some thing or other. It's so fun, and the music is great, you notice it, without it being overbearing. It's all authentic, old Chinese movie music, which I think is really cool. To quote IMDb in the description:
Set in Canton, China in the 1940s, the story revolves around a hapless wannabe gangster who aspires to become a member of the notorious "Axe Gang." Other characters include an obnoxious landlady and her apparently frail husband who exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.
You can't properly describe this movie, without just telling every little detail about it, and then it just sounds outlandish and silly, and it is, but it's wonderful.

I really love this movie. It's truly fantastic, and a lot of fun.

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