Kung Fu Hustle is a action comedy film, directed, produced and written by Stephen Chow , who also stars in the lead role. The film features a number of retired actors famous for s Hong Kong action cinema and has been compared to contemporary and influential wuxia films such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero. The cartoon special effects in the film accompanied by traditional Chinese music , is often cited as its most striking feature. The film was tenth on the list of all-time highest-grossing foreign-language films in the United States as well as the highest-grossing foreign-language film in the country in
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'Kung Fu Hustle 2' is FINALLY happening and we're so hyped
In addition to directing, co-writing and co-producing Kung Fu Hustle , Chow also starred in the film as the lead character Sing, a loser living in s China whose only dream in life is to join the Axe Gang, a group of thugs who run the local slum. As it turns out, the tenants of this slum are no ordinary poor folk, but are actually kung fu masters. Fifteen years after Kung Fu Hustle first wowed martial arts movie fans with its unique blend of cartoonish action, nostalgia and comedy, Chow confirms that a sequel is coming. As reported by the website M. Chow said he will direct Kung Fu Hustle 2 after he completes his next project, a sequel to his film The Mermaid.
There is an opinion in some quarters that martial arts movies are violent. Many are, to be sure, but the best ones have the same relationship to violence that Astaire and Rogers have to romance: Nobody believes they take it seriously, but it gives them an excuse for some wonderful choreography. Lurking beneath the surface of most good martial arts movies is a comedy. To be able to leap into the air, spin in a circle and kick six, seven, eight, nine enemies before landing in a graceful crouch is enormously gratifying. Realists grumble that such things are impossible.