Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Comedy


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A rough-around-the-edges martial arts master seeks revenge for his parents' death.


6.3/10
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  • Steve Oedekerk writes, directs and stars
  • Steve Oedekerk writes, directs and stars
  • Steve Oedekerk in Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)

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Director:

Steve Oedekerk

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Steve Oedekerk

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4 November 2007 | TedStixonAKAMaximumMadness
8
| I'm sorry... I'm really sorry... But I love this movie!
OK... Usually I hate juvenile, pointless humor. Thats why the films of directors like Kevin Smith so attract me. The situations and characters serve as the platform for the jokes.

"Kung Pow!: Enter the Fist" is a movie I should have hated. In fact, when I saw previews for it back in 2002 (five years ago now, wow time flies!), I thought it looked like the worst movie out there.

Finally, in 2004, when my friend convinced me to watch it, I realized just how wrong I was.

"Kung Pow" is without a doubt the stupidest film I have ever seen in my lifetime... bar none. But, I have to say, it is also one of the funniest movies I have seen in quite some time. The humor comes from how dumb it is. Steve Oedekerk (director/writer/star) really does an excellent job at making what is essentially an 80-minute Nickelodeon cartoon entertaining enough for the open minded to enjoy.

I was surprised that within 10 minutes, I was laughing at a pretty constant pace... and laughing with much more gusto than I did with big-budget studio-based duds like the "American Pie" films. (I'm not dissing "Pie", mind you, it just wasn't my cup of tea.) Sure, the humor is pretty random... For example, unnecessary quips from characters, and oddball visual touches added into the footage...

And some of it just falls flat as a pancake... Like our hero (aptly named "The Chosen One") fighting a CG cow, and the fact his tongue has a face and can talk...

But the ingenious parodies of martial arts films in general (everything from bad dubbing to bad visual effects to bad directing/editing) is pulled off perfectly.

If you are willing to look past the fact that you will feel like your IQ is dropping whilst watching this film, you will probably have a blast.

And that is why I give it a very good 8 out of 10.

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Release Date:

25 January 2002

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA, Hong Kong, Mexico, Taiwan

Filming Locations

California, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,017,474 27 January 2002

Gross USA:

$16,037,962

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,994,625

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