I don’t buy movies anymore.
I will buy KUNG FU HUSTLE.

First, let me say if reading subtitles turns you off from seeing a movie, you’re a moron. And if you want to stop being a moron, KUNG FU HUSTLE is the best movie to begin with. Now, even being a huge fan of Kung Fu movies, I wasn’t very excited about seeing this movie due in part to the seriously dull Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon whose huge success is still a mystery to me. But now I’m kicking myself for not seeing Hustle in theaters. And kicking hard.

KUNG FU HUSTLE is easily the most entertaining movie I’ve seen all year and there hasn’t been a martial arts film this good in a long, long time. Some of the clashes between the people of the slum and their attackers are so visually stimulating that I shall never forget them. The humor was perfectly balanced with the action. Everything worked perfectly, the beautifully choreographed fight scenes, the acting, music, cinematography… I could go on and on. If you’ve seen the previews, Kung Fu Hustle, it is not the cheesy, campy, cartoon-like martial arts flick that it was promoted to be. Yes, it is silly at times, but it fits. This movie is perfect.

And if you don’t like it,
You’re no longer my friend.


Current mood: vivaciously vacant
Currently watching: Kung Fu Hustle