Watched this film in my very young age in China before moving to US, it actually brings me back my childhood memory. The translation is not bad at all, but some humors can only be represented through the Cantonese, which I speak as native language. The film is well-structured and complete, with a traditional framework like many other American superheroes movies: a ordinary individual can become a legend through a series of struggles and conflicts. This is not the only reason the film is so successful in the US, but also other elements borrowed from the American classics. While Stephen Chow set his foot on the western, cowboy-like community with his partner, both under their fedoras, it instantly captures the American audience who grew up in similar culture. Moreover, the scene in which the camera moves from top story of the building to bottom, showing the mundane life of each individual as the three banished masters departs, it actually imitates the famous technique used in Rear Windows by Alfred Hitchcock. As a foreign language film, depicting a distant, exotic and mysterious land with people speaking language can only be understood through subtitles, Stephen Chows is brilliant.
Only for the cultured This movie pays homage to many things of the classic kung fu movies of old. It's got the action and it's got the comedic value to boot. While supplementing a few comedic scenes with CG effects, the movie is crafted so that is both pleasing to us old kung fu movie fans and entertaining to new viewers of this unique flavor of martial arts action. Riding high on the immense success of Shaolin Soccer, Stephen Chow does it again to bring us a great and entertaining movie for us to watch. Don't ask nor say which one is the best. Simply view this and Shaolin Soccer and judge for yourself. They're both great in their own right.
Easily one of the best movies I've seen I don't like kung fu movies, and I REALLY don't like subtitles. This movie has always been the happy exception. At any point in the movie, your jaw will hurt from either laughing or having it hit the floor in amazement.
King Fu Hustle, the funniest movie ever. If you're not laughing and in stiches during this movie, you're just not human. It has teary scenes too and the martial arts scenes are amazingly good. Very camp, different so don't expect your usual kung fu flick.
Really wish it had English voice dub though like the Bluray. 😐👎Cool but if you don't speak Chinese it's kind of cumbersome to watch a movie like this on the plane or whatever. Having to read the subtitles sucks. Love this movie though.
Great film. One of the most unique and different martial arts films ever and one of my favorites of all time funny and brutal in a way , and very emotional the ending made me want to cry just see it you'll know what I mean.
Brilliant On the surface this is a funny, fast paced kung fu film that is worth anyone's time... For those who dig deeper its riddled with easter eggs an homages to kung fu films of old. This film is one of my favorites.
This is a action packed movie loaded with a ton of comedy scenes! It has a very good story line too. As most modern movies, there is a love story backdrop. This movie can be viewed with a girlfriend or wife. It is not all "Sweet Home Alabama" buesst it will work as mild chick flick! This is a action packed movie from start to finish.
Loved it when I saw it on TV because the audio language was in English. Here only has in Chinese. I don't like watching a movie and spending the entire time reading. If I wanted to read I would have bought the book. What a ripoff!
Incredible Fun Somewhere between a farce and a dramatization, is Kung Fu Hustle. It's bizarre, dramatized action. But it also manages to have a point, unlike many farces. It's a ton of fun and a great way to spend an hour and a half.
Amazing A funny and action packed movie violent yes,dark humor most definitely but a must see sure there are some cheesy fight scenes that look unreal but who cares it's a movie get over it...really great movie
One of the most action packed movies I've seen in ages. I feel it fell a little flat when there was something other than the kung-fu fighting going on, but if you take it as a movie for pure enjoyment and love of an art form, you will adore this movie.
Kung Fu Hustle is a really fun martial arts movie by director Stephen Chow, who also directed Shaolin Soccer, another really good movie. This movie has many funny scenes, many great, over-the-top action scenes and it looks gorgeous. Also, the music is really nice. And it has a good plot. Recommended!
With tons of action, eye-popping special effects and nonstop laughs, here's a hilarious martial arts comedy about a team of misfits who take their best shot at winning a championship! Sing is a skilled Shaolin kung fu devotee whose amazing "leg of steel" catches the eye of a soccer coach! Together they assemble a squad of Sing's former Shaolin brothers inspired by the big- money prize in a national soccer competition! Using an unlikely mix of martial arts and newfound soccer skills, it seems an unbeatable combination...until they must face the dreaded Team Evil in the ultimate battle for the title!
A poor laborer father and his young son's lives are turned upside down when a fascinating and strange new pet enters their world. Amid the resulting comic mayhem, they ultimately learn a poignant lesson about the true nature of family and the things money can't buy. 2008 Star Overseas Production Limited. All Rights Reserved.
Behind ever great man there lies a teacher, and this was certainly true of Bruce Lee, who claimed as his mentor a martial arts expert named Ip Man (1893-1972). A genius of Wushu (or the Chinese martial arts school), Ip Man (Donnie Yen) grew up in a China nearly ripped to pieces by racial hatred, nationalistic strife and warfare. He rose like a phoenix above these ashes, however, courtesy of his participation in matches against various Wushu masters and kung-fun warriors - ultimately training martial arts icons such as Bruce Lee. This biopic from director Wilson Yip dramatizes Ip's life story.
In this tribute to Bruce Lee's classic The Chinese Connection (aka Fists of Fury), Li radiates sheer power and coolness as a kung fu phenom living abroad who returns home to avenge the death of his master and save his martial arts school.
From Stephen Chow, director of Kung Fu Hustle, comes The Mermaid: the comedic action-filled phenomenon that has become China’s biggest film of all time! When greedy real estate tycoon, Liu Xian (Deng Chao), buys up a pristine coastal enclave known as Green Gulf, he plans to turn it into the hottest property on the market. But Green Gulf harbors a secret: it’s home to the last surviving mermaids, and they are done playing nice. Their plan: send the beautiful Shan (Lin Yun) to seduce Liu and stop the destruction of their beloved oceans. But when their plan goes belly-up, neither humans nor mermaids are willing to back down, and a final, fatal frenzy becomes inevitable.
Newly arrived in Hong Kong, martial arts instructor Ip Man (Donnie Yen) encounters stiff opposition when he begins teaching the Wing Chun fighting style. But instead of bowing to his rivals' demands, he perseveres and retaliates with amazing speed and power. Inspired by Ip Man's life story, this martial arts sequel boasts impressive fight sequences and co-stars Lynn Hung, Simon Yam and Sammo Hung.
A vicious killer stalks the streets of Hong Kong, methodically executing top martial arts competitors. Xia (Donnie Yen), a convicted killer and kung fu expert, offers to help police find the killer and put him behind bars in return for his own freedom. The killer eludes them again and again, taunting the cops - and Xia, his new target - to discover his next moves. Xia refuses to play his lethal game until the killer threatens the woman he loves most.
Prepare for awesomeness with this delightful Academy Award®-nominated DreamWorks Animation film. Jack Black is the voice of PO, a noodle slurping dreamer who must embrace his true self-fuzzy flaws and all–in order to become the real Dragon Warrior. Filled with high-kicking humor, groundbreaking animation, and an all-star cast including Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Jackie Chan and Dustin Hoffman.
Individually, they've starred in the most adrenaline-pumping martial-arts adventures ever. Together for the first time, Jet Li and Jackie Chan join forces to create the greatest epic of them all - THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM. As ancient Chinese warriors, they must train and mentor a 21st century kung-fu fanatic who's been summoned to fight a centuries-old battle and free the imprisoned Monkey King.
International superstar Jet Li (The Expendables) delivers non-stop thrills in this martial arts masterpiece, which was inspired by the incredible true story of a real-life hero. When a fight destroys the reputation of a renowned martial arts champion (Jet Li) along with the lives of his family, his path to redemption brings him face-to-face with the most ferocious opponents in the world. This riveting epic from the producers of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon features explosive, innovative fight sequences from the legendary action choreographer Yuen Wo Ping (Kill Bill). (Original Title - Jet Li's Fearless)
In a world plagued by demons who cause great human suffering, young demon hunter Xuan Zang risks his all to conquer a water demon, a pig demon and the demon of all demons, Sun Wukong. Adhering to his firm belief in giving of one's self for the greater cause, he embraces the demons as his disciples. However, in order to atone for their own sins and save the common people, the four of them must embark on a journey to the West that's full of challenges.
Donnie Yen (upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2) ignites the screen in a return to the role that made him an icon - as Ip Man, the real-life Wing Chun grandmaster who mentored Bruce Lee. In this explosive third installment of the blockbuster martial arts series, when a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer (Mike Tyson) make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand. Fists will fly as some of the most incredible fight scenes ever filmed play out on the big screen in this soon-to-be genre classic.