“In a time of social unrest and disorder the gangs run amok. The most feared is the Axe Gang. Only in the poorest districts, which hold no interest for the gangs, can people live in peace. ”
If you love Chinese Kung Fu movies, twisted humor, great special affects, incredible action, weird and wonderful directing with love and inner strength triumphing over all.. Then this is the film for you.
Why is it one of my all time favorite flicks ? Because I find it unique and because it mashes together all the fun of the old Kung Fu movies with plot themes of Chinese mythology. The characters are surprising and weird. The choreography of fight scenes is done from unusual camera angles.
Written, directed and acted by Stephen Chow, you can see the best version… In the original Canton with English subtitles.
Yes, yes.. It is violent, and I usually avoid violence in my movies, but it is done with a purpose, much like the Kill Bill films.
Am I biased because this movie’s plot weaves around a humorous take on Buddhist martial arts.. Definitely !
So, if you get Netflix, I highly recommend this movie. You can also find it available on other platforms.
Come back and tell me what you think after you’ve watched “Kung Fu Hustle”.