A list of Edgar Wright's favorite 1000 Movies per his list on Mubi on July 27th, 2016.
Kung Fu Hustle
From walking disaster to kung fu master.
In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.
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I had the misfortune of not having a single good movie in the last 8 films I watched so I needed palate cleanser. Something guaranteed to bring me viewing pleasure and bring me joy for roughly 2 hours. Enter Kung Fu Hustle.
What other film can you watch that will spoof a Road Runner cartoon and pay homage to Way of the Dragon moments later? The same film that will have two characters in a death scene quote lines from Spider-Man, Casablanca, Gone with the Wind and The Untouchables all in the same exchange. It's like a pop culture martial arts party.
If that sounds a little crazy, then you get a good idea about what kind of martial arts is in the film as well. It crosses the line of reality and doesn't care. It's all the better for it.
I'm just happy from beginning to end when I watch this.
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Fun, frantic, and funny, Kung Fu Hustle is an odd beast - reveling in its own goofiness, yet somehow supremely earnest, Stephen Chow obviously knows his cinema (the shot of Sing and Fong mirroring Astaire and Rogers was sublime), and works to throw everything together into a convincing narrative; Tex Avery cartoons and Bruce Lee exploitationers are just some of the genres skewered in Chow's tornado of referential machismo. Slapstick, verbal barbs, and absurdism add to the light-hearted humor of the piece.
Unfortunately, not all the jokes stick. Chow himself does a fine job playing semi-foil to the anarchy around him, but he's a much better action star than a comedian. And while I…
From the creators of Shaolin Soccer comes another rollicking, roisterous & batshit crazy feature that presents its filmmaker in tremendous form, brings more craziness to the screen than his previous effort, and packs a ridiculous yet riveting premise that brims with genuine warmth to finish as one of the zaniest examples of its genre.
Kung Fu Hustle tells the story of a wannabe gangster who aspires to join the most notorious gang in the city. But when he & his friend stumble into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords, their action eventually leads to an all-out war between the slumlords, who are kung fu masters in disguise, and the very gang he wants to be a part of.
Co-written, co-produced & directed by…
What a delightfully zany action film this turned out to be! I recall reading that it was partially a comedy, but absolutely nothing could have prepared me for this. What I got was a hilarious cocaine-induced Kung fu action film that kept me on the edge of my seat frand m start to finish.
A neighborhood is consistently under attack from a Chinese gang, but they have their own protection- most of the locals are super-enhanced fighters who are specially trained in martial arts, prepared for any fight. A Shanghai local named Sing dreams of joining the notorious "Axe Gang," but he inadvertently initiates a turf war between the local residents and the gang members, resulting in some of the…
Since I just saw Stephen Chow's new film, The Mermaid, I thought I'd talk about my favorite of his films, which is also one of my all time favorites. This is a brilliant action comedy that masterfully combines the two genres, making it equally laugh-out-loud funny and thrilling. It also balances out some very emotional and poignant moments. These tones might sound jarring, but it does this so well that it works. Chow is a master of his craft. The action blends beautifully choreographed martial arts with Looney Tunes style wackiness, and it always works. Suspension of disbelief is necessary with this film, as characters get their face punched through the floor in one scene, and in the next that…
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, unlike some other action movies (John Wick, The Raid 1). Recommended!
lol fun lol fun
By far the best Looney-Tunes wuxia tribute with a Kubrick reference.
I had a blast watching this film. It is ridiculous to an excess and it never takes itself too seriously, even when it does. I was reluctant to watch this but was surprised in the best way possible. This is an action packed, laugh out loud, full of heart, movie. Not only the visual gags are hilarious but it also has some of the best camerawork and photography I've seen in a long time. Every single shot in this movie is pefectly balanced and composed.
Truly, a work of art.
Pure epicness of cazzonaggine. Dopped in italian reaches the Olympus.
Basically a really entertaining cartoon. Makes no sense but loads of fun.
A movie like this works because it's from the mind of a little boy whom parents want to be a doctor or lawyer. But this little boy spends his time studying a kung-fu manual (that he overpaid for) in the hope of becoming a kung-fu master or at the very least a stunt-man. This little boy is a big fan of Martial art movies, Warner Bros. cartoons, western movies such as Top Hat and The Shinning , and the Hollywood concept of the chosen one . This little boy thinks he's the chosen one whose potential will be unlocked only if someone would beat him hard enough
What a great Movie
I barely remembered anything about this from when I first saw it, but it's a lot of fun! I think I mixed it up with Kung Pow: Enter the Fist, so I had the impression it was a lot dumber than it is.
The dance scene with the axe men was so extra. I loved it.
The whole movie is just a lot of fun (and gratuitous CGI).
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