Set in Canton, China in the 1940s, the story revolves in a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing who desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turns out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. Sing’s actions eventually cause the Axe Gang and the slumlords to engage in an explosive kung-fu battle. Only one side will win and only one hero will emerge as the greatest kung-fu master of all. —IMDb
Born Chow Sing-Chi in Hong Kong on 22nd June 1962, Stephen Chow spent his youth days with three sisters in Shanghai, China. He developed an interest in the martial arts after witnessing the talent of Bruce Lee, where he began training in the style of Wing Chun, which was one of Bruce Lee’s specialties. His martial arts training served him well to a minimum and he incorporated it in many of his famous action films.
In 1982, he graduated from high school and auditioned for an acting school run by TVB, a Hong Kong television station where he was rejected. His friend ‘Waise’ Lee Chi-Hung (The Legend of the Swordsman, John Woo’s ‘A Better Tomorrow’) helped him out and he was allowed to take night classes. He graduated in 1983 and was hired to host a children’s television program called ‘Space Shuttle 430’ even though he wasn’t fond of children. This didn’t stop him from carrying on his duty as he developed an off-beat rapport with co-stars of the show that audiences loved, which led… read more
This is one hell of a ride. Just absolutely insane shit going on here, and an incredibly impressive one man show from Mr. Chow who seemed to do everything on this movie. Loved the action, the humor was hysterically funny and the cartoon logic was wonderful. It's always impressive when movies don't have a single dull second, and let me tell you every moment of this wonderful movie is beyond entertaining. Loved it!
The vfx art direction in this film is fantastic, incredibly inventive and stylish. Although the execution is not perfect, the raw energy and look more than compensates. Much more gripping than things like the Matrix. And the scope of the film, covering Buster Keaton, mysticism, pre-commy Shanghai gangsters and their hot molls, this film is a major achievement. Don't even mention Kill Bill, it pails in comparison.
Quando la passione prende il sopravvento non è facile spiegarsi razionalmente. Non per il sottoscritto, almeno. Di conseguenza, non è nemmeno facile per chi ascolta comprendere cosa intendo. Nel caso… read review