April 29, 2005
Kung Fu Hustle
This is a fun, funny movie. It's a cross between Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and the average kung fu flick. I saw it with a bunch of people last night and we could not stop cracking up. I like this a lot more than the last few martial arts movies that have hit the States, like Hero or House of Flying Daggers which have been beautiful to look at, with some breathtaking action sequences, but far less satisfying storywise. Not that the plot of Kung Fu Hustle is all that complicated, but the film works as both a martial arts action/comedy as well as a sendup of the genre.
P.S. My current wallpaper is Lollipop Girl. There are many to choose from, and they're all quite festive and garish. It's like visual caffeine.