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Quick Review: This movie is awesome! Go see it right now! I loved it! It is currently my second favorite movie of the year behind Sin City.
I'm sorry it took me so long to review this. So long in fact, that the movie is probably not playing in theatres anymore but the DVD is due out August 9th, 2005. So now I'm telling you, if you're a fan of Kung Fu movies then this is a must-see comic masterpiece.
Earlier in the year I marveled at the non-wire old school coolness of Ong-Bak, the Thai martial arts film that seemed to set a new standard. Now we have, with Kung Fu Hustle, the total opposite end if the spectrum. A martial arts movie that uses every trick and special effect in the book and does so in a gonzo over the top style that may define it as a new genre in and of itself. I've never seen anything like it before. I LOVED IT!
The story isn't important and the actors are all hilarious and skilled. Make sure this one gets on your Netflix list or whatever service you use to rent films.