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Ah Chi (Ka-Yan Leung) is obsessed with the martial arts and, more often than not, his kung-fu clowning gets him into trouble. One day he gets into a fight defending the locals from a violent thug who turns out to be an enforcer for tong boss Hsia (Eddie Ko) of the notorious Jade Brotherhood. In retaliation, Hsia forces Chi's martial arts master to expel him. Masterless and working for a fish vendor, Chi meets a crafty kid (Yat Lung Wong), whose uncle Chow Tung (Simon Yuen) is a master of the Insane Mantis style. Though the crotchety old man refuses to teach Chi his technique, Chi picks up what he can in secret. Master Chow soon relents after Chi is badly beaten in yet another battle with Hsia's goons. Insane Mantis instruction now begins in earnest with great acrobatic acuity. Eventually, however, Hsia and his lackeys ambush and kill both the fish vendor and the old master which, in turn, completes Ah Chi's descent into total insanity. Emulating praying mantis behavior, Ah Chi ...Written by
I watched this film in two parts... the first half I watched around a friends house and we both got kinda bored with it as it's composed mainly of comic scenes (that aren't particularly funny - think Jackie Chan) intended to establish characters and get the plot moving... a month or so later (in a slightly inebriated state) I decided to finish watching the film... maybe it was my state of intoxication, but the thing that stuck me immediately was how funny the film is both in terms of the slapstick scenes and the bizarre dubbing which has the master sounding like Albert Steptoe and a whole slew of baddies like John Wayne... the fight scenes are superbly crafted and have many nice original touches... and the ending is possibly the most insane thing I have seen since American Psycho... this is a great film, probably best approached as a p***take comedy... enjoy
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