Kung Pow! Enter the Fist
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For the record, writer director Steve Oedekerk has taken an obscure Hong Kong movie from the 70s, digitally transferred it, and incorporated new footage of his own and redubbed the voices for some well needed comedic insanity. The result is something you don't need the IQ of say... a movie critic (*ahem*) to appreciate. Sometimes in life, things don't make sense nor do they need to. I imagine that movie critics would pee themselves if it were the case that every movie have a perfect plot and the same kind of "intellectual" comedy... but what's life without variety? The very fact that this movie, (that some even have the nerve to call the worst ever) has found a nice "cult" fanbase and is rated so highly in fan reviews is proof that movie critics sometimes collectively drop the ball on certain reviews to make themselves appear quite respectable... they should be thanking their lucky stars that they have a job at all.
The plot itself is very typical, (as far as the kung-fu master seeking revenge bit goes) although it isn't necessary to enjoy the movie.Read more ›
That doesn't mean it isn't funny, though. I spent most of the 80-something minutes laughing, so how bad could it have been..?
Writer/Director Steve Oedekerk stars as "The Chosen One" (raised in a ditch by "Various Rodents..), chosen for WHAT we never learn. We Do know that the mark of The Chosen One is a bizarre face that sits on the tip of his tongue, and the the evil Master Pain, A.K.A. "Betty", wants him dead. That's pretty much it, plot-wise. The really amazing part of the movie is this: It's an old Hong-Kong action movie, with Oedekerk digitally inserted; kind of a Zelig/What's Up Tiger Lilly?/Forrest Gump mish-mash. (Stick around for the credits and you'll see scenes from the original, and see how they put Oedekerk into the action.)
The BIG problem with Kung-Pow IS Oedekerk. He looks like your next-door neighbor; not someone who should be on the big-screen. I just didn't think HE was that funny. (He DID provide EVERY VOICE-OVER for the Movie, so I guess he's funny as long as I can't see him...) The real laughs come from the other characters.
There are a lot of laughs to be had in Kung-Pow. As long as you're expecting a low-brow, lightweight film, you won't be disappointed.
And stay until after the credits; there's still one more joke....
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's do terribly silly it's great! It doesn't try to be complex humor. Slapstick appeal is used in many scenes. Read morePublished 19 hours ago by Tekknomon
I've been watching this movie since I was a small child, and even though the humor gets more and more ridiculous I can't help but to love it every time I watch it.Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
I'm mad I paid for this. I was looking for Kung Fu Hustle. Far superior film. Go watch that instead and thank me later.Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
ONe of the dumbest movies I have ever seen but I loved every minute of it. Laughed and laughed and laughed. errrrrrmmmmmmmm BettyPublished 12 days ago by Joe Neumann
I remember laughing so much at this movie as a child. Now, when I watch it as an adult, it just does not have the same magic. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Leo Tanja
It's one of those movies that are SOOOO INCREDIBLY BAD that they're incredibly good :-D It's hilarious, if you have the chance, don't miss it.Published 29 days ago by RangerElf
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