Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rewatching Kung Fu Hustle

Tonight we watched Kung Fu Hustle in class. I'd seen it before maybe five years ago so I didn't remember much about it. I only remember that I didn't like it that much the first time. I found it a bit weird and I didn't like the acting at all.

This time I was able to appreciate all the choreography and camera work more, but I still think some of the fight scenes were a bit over the top at some points. I liked the humour most of the time but at some points it didn't work on me at all. I still found some of the acting a bit weird, but that might be because I'm used to the "Hollywood" way of acting. All in all, I think the film was a great example of how movement can be portrayed in films. The fighting scenes are definitely one of the most skillfully created scenes in martial arts action movies. I prefer more realistic scenes, but combining real martial arts with CGI requires, without a doubt, as much (or even more) skill as shooting "traditional" martial arts scenes.

1 comment:

  1. Watching Kung Fu Hustle was hilarious. Altough I am not a big fan of subtitles, I did enjoy the odd action that was going on. The end result was sort of predictable I think because I feel like thats how a lot of films are. It's not a bad thing, but it is a little like the "Hollywood" way. At first I wasn't sure if the film was going to be good, but I enjoyed watching it by the end.