Amid the chaos of pre-revolutionary China, a petty crook is deperate to join a notorious underworld gang that rule over the city. He attempts to extort a neighbour in a bid to display his ruthlesness. But the neighbours are not what they seem…
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Kung Fu Hustle is like Jackie Chan on crack! :) Honestly, I didn't think this would work, but I was wrong! It combines martial arts action, some Jackie Chan goofiness and strong cartoon feel. Sounds crazy? Yes! Because it is crazy! Nice visuals, great action and humour, interesting characters.
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!
Along with 'The God of Cookery' this is Chow's great cinematic triumph. With a cartoonish zeal Chow embraces the martial arts film spinning his own comedic take on the tradition. The action is quite sublime throughout but so is the characterizations and the clever scripting. A blast on first viewing back in '04 and even better now.
Stephen Chow is one of the only filmmakers I know of to creatively use CGI. I'm not opposed to computer effects but I do feel like its taken for granted and that's what keeps it from having any real weight. With Chow its essential to his aesthetic which is something like a unique combination between Kung Fu, Chuck Jones and Hollywood musicals. A must see for fans of the genre.
I feel like Kung Fu Hustle fulfils The Matrix Revolution's burly brawl promise, that of dumb, fun CGI-infused kung fu fights, even if the script is just an excuse, and the main character is super unlikeable. Truly the Jackie Chan successor we deserve.
Goofy yet imaginative, cartoonish yet unique, idiot yet hilarious, I just don't what I want to talk to here. Above all, it's a great movie. All of the characters are memorable, there are so many hilarious moments as well, and the visual appealing to the eyes is gorgeous. Everything about this movie is unforgettable and I can still back to this movie if I want to find one of the most comical films of all time.