Saturday, May 28, 2005

 

Speaking of the Hustle

posted by Corey Reid

We saw Kung-Fu Hustle recently and it was, I'm sad to say, somewhat disappointing.

Stephen Chow is funny, but there's a coldness to his stuff that puts me off a little. The sentiment never seems as big-hearted, or as honest as it does in films by, say, Jackie or John Woo. And I'm a sucker for that sentiment, as is Steph, so we walked out a little bit, "Huh."

Worth a peek on disk, for sure, but it wasn't the triumphant over-the-top cackling comedy I was hoping for.

Some really good bits, though.

Also, computer-generated fight scenes are dull. They just are, and that's all there is to it. Go watch Ong Bak again.

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