Mini review: Kung Fu Hustle

I am currently plodding my way through the writing of a blog about the plot structure in Fist of Legend. In the meantime I have posted a little review I wrote a couple of years ago for the blogspot blog I used to have:

Kung Fu Hustle directed by and starring Stephen Chow.

This is an extremely funny film. It has a large cast featuring all kinds of terrific performers – a special mention goes to the actress playing the fat landlady who turns in a virtuoso comic performance. The violence is actually incredibly brutal, but it is so played for laughs and is so unreal (what I privately call cartoon violence) that it adds effectively to the overall comic effect. The martial arts choreography is mostly by Yuen Wu Ping (with a little bit by Sammo Hung) and is, as you would expect, superb. The art department has also had lots of fun creating sets and costumes that are colourful and full of retro charm. Good special effects too.

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8 Responses to Mini review: Kung Fu Hustle

  1. Norbert says:

    Stephen Chow – he’s so funny, I love his films.


  2. Will Silver says:

    I still haven’t seen this, but everyone seems to love it. Will definitely check it out one of these days.


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