Undistinguished, but Lee Hoi San just about saves it
MY KUNG FU 12 KICKS is another cheap and derivative kung fu film that's more than indebted to the success of Jackie Chan's SNAKE IN THE EAGLE'S SHADOW and borrows that film's plot and sense of humour. Once again the main characters are slovenly beggars who find themselves used and abused by society in general before they're forced to take up arms against those who oppose them.
This one is a rather undistinguished in terms of cast; the familiar Ku Feng plays in support but I didn't recognise the heroes, although the main one looks like a skinny Bolo Yeung. Much of the running time is occupied by exaggerated comedy antics which have invariably dated, but fun comes to the production in the form of the reliable Lee Hoi San, who is typically great as the master villain of the piece. Inevitably the viewer sits through a lot of time wasting material before he gets to the extended fight climax which doesn't disappoint.
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