Kung Pow: Enter the Fist is a movie within a movie, created to spoof the martial arts genre. Writer/director Steve Oedekerk uses contemporary characters and splices them into a 1970s kung-fu film, weaving the new and old together. As the main character, The Chosen One, Oedekerk sets off to avenge the deaths of his parents at the hands of kung-fu legend Master Pain. Along the way, he encounters some strange characters, one of which is a cow trained in the martial arts.Written by
When the infant Chosen One is rolling down a hill, his shoe falls off. In the next shot, he has both of them on again. Shortly thereafter, he loses the same shoe a second time (exact same footage), and then both of them reappear on his feet. Some other segments are shown 3 or 4 times. See more »
[Betty has thrown a claw at Master Tang, the action freezes]
Ok, so here were my options. (a), quickly duck left, dodge the claw and take him out with a spinning back kick, or (b), take the claw in the face, roll on the ground and die.
[action resumes, Tang gets hit with the claw]
Hmm, should have gone with (a).
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After the credits end Master Tang is shown lying on the ground with his leg being pecked at by a bird. He starts to complain and tries to shoo the bird away. See more »
One reviewer's headline says "You'll Either Love It Or Hate It" I did both of those in two viewings! The first time I loved this. On the second viewing, I hated it....and gave it away. Oh well, at least I got a lot of laughs out of it one time. So.....I guess you could say this definitely a one-look film, perhaps just out of curiosity since it is different. It's simply a spoof - an outrageous one at that - on these wild Hong Kong martial arts films that have become popular in recent years.
Babies kung-fu fighting?? Tongues in people's mouthing fighting? Animals flying in the air doing drop kicks? Horrible (on purpose) dubbing in which the voices don't match the person saying them? Bad voices, too! A dog that barks but you don't hear him until 5 seconds later? Yup, that and a whole lot more - many funny things, many incredibly stupid things - that added up to a fun viewing experience the first time but too stupid to watch again.
Having an absurd sense of humor is a must. This is all tongue-in-cheek (well, most of the time.)
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