The Prodigal Son ★★★★

Most films of this type are eye-rolling schlock to me, but this was actually hilarious and the fighting was very well executed, with somewhat more purpose behind it. There's a knowing understanding here of how silly these stories can be, with tongue-in-cheek dialogue and scenarios that create a fun sense of heightened reality, but still with a kind of seriousness towards the desires and motivations of the characters. It's a very tricky balancing act that takes quite a bit of skill to pull off, and this is one of the best I've ever seen of a kung fu comedy threading that needle.