Kung Pow: Enter the Fist- May 8th

Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)
English (Dubbed)- Kung Fu/Spoof
Rated- “
Runtime 81 min.
dir. Steve Oedekerk

This is one of the films on my list that is half-remembered from my younger life.  I would talk about it more at length, but I’m trying to reach another posting goal today.

Story/Writing: 1/2

Eh.  It’s not bad, but some of the jokes fall flatter than… something that’s flat.

Acting: 1/2

Again, not great.  A lot of the film is an old Kung Fu flick that Oedekerk repurposed to be a part of a different plot.  The voice actors are over the top in this regard, but most of the fault is in the physical actors.

Photography/Set: 1.5/2

Standard Kung Fu stuff, not a whole lot of deviation here.

Sound/FX: 1/2

Kind of shoddy in most areas, but Oedekerk is terrible at what he does.  I don’t see why the Thumb Wars style tongue animation was included.

Misc: 1/2

Watchable, but just so.

VERDICT: 5.5/10

If you’re a grown-up fan of Oedekerk, than you’ll probably appreciate a lot of the humor on your own.  Otherwise, you may need to be somewhat inebriated.

About svolkmer

Photographer. Filmmaker. Nice guy.
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