Kung Fu Hustle is by far, the strangest kung fu movie I have ever seen. In a way, it’s like a lot of other kung fu movies, but in another way, it’s a parody of all those other kung fu movies. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys comedies, kung fu movies, or both.
What I enjoyed more than the laughs (which were good) in the movie, was the score. I liked how they had a mix of traditional Chinese and western music. The sound effects for the fights were good too, especially the scene where one of the guys was kicking a bunch of baddies and it made a pinball sound each time he kicked a bad guy.
I couldn’t help but notice that there was some theme of modernized westerners versus traditional Chinese in the movie. I wonder if the director/writer was trying to say something.
Oh, and the subtitle was only slightly off. When the land lady was calling the flamboyant tailor a ‘fairy’ in the English subtitle, she was actually saying ‘butt bandit’ or ‘butt monster’ in Cantonese.