Gawkman reviews what most will probably refer to as the stupidest movie of all time. I liked it, too.
If you enjoy the content here at Pluh.com, you should be seeing this movie. No, you should have already seen it! What are you doing sitting here reading this review? GO SEE THIS MOVIE!!!
What, you're not going to take my word for it? Well, okay then. I shall elaborate a little bit.
First of all, many people (including the editors) agree that this movie could have easily been written by the Pluh.com staff and fans. Silly, stupid, retarded, dumb, and oh yeah, ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS. The slapstick movie genre has really needed this for quite some time. I was hoping to get that dose from "Scary Movie" a year or so ago, but that movie was rather weak, replacing wit and cleverness with toilet humor. Didn't even bother seeing the sequel. But then along came this gem. Why do I refer to it as a gem? How about, a precious stone. Or a fine jewel. Or a chunk of graphite. Wait, scratch that last one.
We kinda argued over who would get to review this movie since we all went and saw it the night it came out; but I managed to win by pointing out the fact that I nearly went into convulsions from laughing so hard at several points in the movie. Watching this movie was the hardest I have EVER laughed at ANYTHING (including the time Kayn said that Pluh.com might eventually start making him money).
About the movie. Pure genius. Why? Okay, here's what they did: they made a movie from old kung-fu movie footage which they chopped up and rearranged, then put their own voices over, occassionally adding in their own cg dillies and scenes. The dialogue usually ends up making fun of the footage. Very original idea; I finally came up with a good comparison: it's like the Mystery Science Theater 3000 crew got bored and made their own movie out of their cheesy stock kung-fu movie footage and doing voice-overs.
So, now you got an idea what it's like. And it is funny. Not "laugh-cuz-everyone-says-it's-funny-so-therefore-it's-funny-even-though-it's-not" funny (*cough, cough, Martin Lawrence*, cough), but "slapstick-movie-taken-to-new-levels-so-that you-leave-exhausted-from-laughing-so-damn-hard" funny.
Probably the best thing at all about the movie: the director didn't wimp out and say, "Well, we could do that, but some people might not get it. So let's use a joke about sex and/or pot smoking instead!" Of course, I must admit that there were several scenes in the movie where they did cross the line, and get a little too dumb. But every rose has it's thorn, and a little prick is definitely worth it in order to eat the rose pedal. I hear rose pedals taste good, but you get sick and throw up if you eat too many of them. I can totally picture this movie becoming a cult classic (just without the eating roses and vomiting them up part).
Let me warn you about two things, though. They crammed a LOT of funny shit into this movie. You will not catch all of it the first time through. There are jokes layered on top of jokes on top of jokes. You will probably miss most of them because you are busy laughing at another. This movie is slapstick standard-setting. I've seen all the good ones: History Of the World Pt. 1, the Naked Guns, Robin Hood: Men In Tights (and ALL Mel Brookes movies when I think about it), Top Secret, High School High, the Monty Pythons, Mallrats, Clerks, etc. None of these even come close to the joke quantity and quality of Kung Pow.
Yep, there are rumors of a sequel (may have something to do with the trailer at the end of the damn movie). I have a feeling this will kickass as well. KUNG POW RULES YOUR MOTHAR!
|Originality||Slapstick meets Mystery Sciece Theater 3000. Pure genius.||4|
|Acting||Well, umm, not reallly relevant.||3|
|Effects/Presentation||Very believable importing his image into the old kung fu movie.||4.5|
|Storyline||Storyline? Who cares!||3|
|Final Verdict: 3.4|