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Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior (2006)

TV Movie  |  TV-PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Family  |  16 June 2006 (USA)
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A Californian teenager learns that she is the reincarnation of a legendary female warrior destined to protect the world.

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It is the story of an average, popular American teenager named Wendy Wu who discovers that in order to win the coveted crown she must first learn the way of the warrior. Wendy Wu has a one track mind, and that track leads directly to the title of homecoming queen -- no unscheduled stops, and no unnecessary detours. When a mysterious Chinese monk named Shen arrives to mold Wendy into a fearless kung fu warrior, however, her royal aspirations suddenly jump the track as she desperately attempts to juggle her boyfriend, her homework, and of course, the fierce competition to become homecoming queen. Now, as Wendy begins to train her mind, body, and spirit in the ancient tradition of the martial arts and her inner warrior gradually begins to emerge, the girl who once obsessed over popularity finally begins to put that popularity into perspective as she gradually realizes what truly matters in life. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Pretty. Tough.


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Shot entirely in Auckland, New Zealand on a low budget of $6,000,000 See more »

Goofs

When she has her Homecoming dress on before the battle you see Wendy clearly with pink high heels on. Then they show the fight scene and you see her with pink flats. Then she goes up to kick, and she comes back down, and she has on her high heels again. See more »

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[after telling about her destiny]
Wendy Wu: You know what, Yoda? This is getting a little too Star Wars-y for me!
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References Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) See more »

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I'm Not That Girl
Written by Eddie Galan
Performed by Brenda Song
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just plain fun
27 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Decided to check this out because it was a sort of cute premise and was directed by someone who worked on Xena. It's actually rather similar to Xena, with the same goofy humor, obliviousness to accuracy and general good-heartedness, although the good-heartedness is push a little more because it's for the Disney Channel. The fight scenes are fun, the movie has a good sense of humor and it's a nice take on the Buffy the Vampire slayer story. In fact, while the Buffy movie had a clever idea (shallow popular girl has a destiny) it actually wasn't a very good movie, and between the two I would take Wendy Wu. Definitely worth watching.


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