Stephen Chow (director and star of Shaolin Soccer) is at it again with his newest action-packed and comedic martial-arts adventure, KUNG FU HUSTLE. From wildly imaginative kung fu showdowns to dance sequences featuring tuxedoed mobsters, you’ve never seen action this outrageous and characters this zany! With jaw-dropping fight sequences by Yuen Wo Ping (famed action choreographer of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and The Matrix), KUNG FU HUSTLE will blow you away! In a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing (Stephen Chow) desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turn out to be kung fu masters in disguise. Sing’s actions eventually cause the Axe Gang and the slumlords to engage in an explosive kung fu battle. Only one side will win and only one hero will emerge as the greatest kung fu master of all.
A great kung-fu action flick, I give it 5 out of 5. If you’re a martial arts purist that likes the fighting totally realistic, than this movie is not for you. Lots of special effects, I think allowing the characters to have superpowers adds to the action and entertainment. It won many Hong Kong Film Awards, definitely fun to watch.
Uma Thurman stars in Quentin Tarantino’s fourth film venture, Kill Bill. Thurman plays a character known as the Bride, a pregnant assassin who is shot by her boss, Bill (David Carradine), on her wedding day, leaving herself and the wedding guests lying for dead. She survives and after being in a coma for five years, she wakes to seek revenge on her co-workers and boss who had attacked her. She sets out to strike down her once fellow assassins, leaving Bill for last.
This was a great movie. If you are a fan of the older foreign martial arts movies like I am then you will like this movie. Lots of action. Lots of blood, might not be good for the young ones. If you are familiar with the older kung-fu movies, you will see many places where Tarantino pays homage to them. I give it 5 out of 5.
A very sad day today with Scotty (James Doohan) passing on. Born March 3, 1920, Doohan did so much more than just being Scotty. He served in the Canadian army and was part of the d-day invasion in WorldWar2. Landing on Juno beach he took 6 bullets in the conflict, 4 in his leg, one took off a finger and one in the chest. The chest bullet was stopped by his silver cigarette case. Wow.
Almost as impressive is him fathering a child at age 80. I did not know any of this until today, like many star trek fans he was just Scotty. The engineer with the “can do” attitude. Scotty will surely live on for many years to come. “I’m giving her all she’s got, Captain!” Yes, Scotty you certainly did.