Monday, September 19, 2005

Kung Fu Hustle




I just went to see the new Stephen Chow film Kung Fu hustle and have to say it was a great film. Visually it was amazing, however much like Sin City was there is a strong sense of surrealism because of the CGI and other special effects used. Of course going to see films like these you don't expect reality and complete lack of laws of physics is just part of the story and setting of the film. However it is interesting to notice how blatant the use of CGI and other techniques can be in some films over others. As has been mentioned before, in films like lord of the rings the cgi armies are meant to be seamless, you're not meant to notice that they are not real. Yet in Kung Fu Hustle some scenes just seem blatantly fake. So the use of the new technologies in films varies from trying to create realism to simply showing off.
The worst aspect of my trip to the movie though was a power surge that meant the projector blacked out for awhile, very frustrating for a subtitled action film.
Anyway I found the film very enjoyable, very funny at some points and some neat special effects.

5 Comments:

At 11:24 PM, Blogger Andrew Cozens said...

Kung Fu Hustle is the bomb, one of the better movies that played at the film festival this year :) Yeah i think they were using the cgi to such an extent that they were making a parody out of it, especially from films like the Matrix. Very cool, if you liked Kung Fu Hustle go watch Shaolin Soccer, done by the same guy. Personally i much prefer Kung Fu Hustle.

 
At 12:34 AM, Blogger David K said...

Yeah, I have seen this film couple of times now and every time I watch it, it makes my laugh. It is a movie where audience don't have to think too much, just feel relaxed and enjoy it.

The fight scene of that two music dudes is awsome!!

 
At 8:58 PM, Blogger Zhenwei Nie said...

very funny movie, I like the fighting scene and the unique funny atmosphere created by Stephen Zhou .The only shortcome is its relatively poor storyline.Hope Stephen can improve in his next film.

 
At 10:03 AM, Blogger Mike B said...

Hard..all the comments seem to be positive and i can't agree more. It's bloody funny, and the CGI well it makes it even funnier especially wen the guys are small with big bodies. But my fav bit is the knife throwing scene, where he throws it and comes back on his back, and then stabs himself, then the big guy throws a knife striaght into his back then the snakes...extremely funny.

 
At 3:30 PM, Blogger aye002 said...

I loved this movie. Absolutely hillerious. I also have to admit I liked the part when Zhou stepped out of the room to meet his opposition, the positioning of the light source assist his attractive side, espcially when he came back down from the sky and his shirt was all torned up. In that particular shot - when he ripped the whole shirt off he looked pretty damn fine!

 

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