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Kung Pow: Enter the Fist is a movie within a movie, created to spoof the martial arts genre. Writer/director Steve Oedekerk uses contemporary characters and splices them into a 1970s kung-fu film, weaving the new and old together. As the main character, The Chosen One, Oedekerk sets off to avenge the deaths of his parents at the hands of kung-fu legend Master Pain. Along the way, he encounters some strange characters, one of which is a cow trained in the martial arts.Written by
When the camera is positioned above the waterfall, the RMS Titanic can be seen in the water below. See more »
When the Chosen One is running backwards, he runs over Wimp Lo, but Wimp Lo is in Master Tang's clothes in the shot where he runs over him. See more »
I remember a long time ago, when a friend told me there would be a chosen one.
[flashback to a younger Tang talking to Master Doe]
There will be a chosen one.
He then told me of the significance.
It will be significant.
And then he killed the dog.
[flashback, Master Doe closes his eyes, we hear a fart then a dog whimper]
I now officially know too much, and why are you in bed?
Oh, you wouldn't believe what happened next...
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After the credits, the last words Master Tang says are "Save the Whales." See more »
Utter nonsense that does produce some sporadic laughs if you are in the mood
As a baby, the Chosen One had his family attacked and murdered by evil Master Pain, with only his martial arts skills saving him. Undefeated but broken, the Chosen One is raised by various rats and things in the valley and, as an adult he finds himself under constant attack from those that would seek to do the job they failed to do when he was a baby. Seeking help from the Master Tang's Crane school to hone his style and make him stronger, the countdown is on till a showdown between Master Pain and the Chosen One.
In case the title leaves you with any doubt that this is going to be a silly film, the opening scene features a terrible CGI baby fighting with a ninja master. This silly approach continues throughout and the entire thing is one big nonsense from start to finish. Mixing modern footage that is dubbed and excerpts from Hu He Shuang Xing, the approach is very simple but does produce some silly laughs. Too much of it is too puerile to appeal to a mass audience (that cow fight was just stupid and unfunny) but at times it is very funny just because it is so off the wall and has lots of lines that are unexpected.
The "cast" is naturally dominated by Oedekerk doing silly voices but it works surprisingly well. He is hardly Oscar Wilde but if you buy into the humour then he will do it for you. God help you if you don't want silly comedy though, because there isn't much else to be had in this film. Overall then nonsense utter nonsense; but if you are in the mood for it, it does produce some good, if sporadic, laughs.
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