Kung Pow: Enter the Fist

Starring: Steve Oedekirk

Directed by: Steve Oedekerk

Produced by: Fox Animation Studios

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox

Genre: comedy

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D+ D+ D+
Review by Xibo Date seen: February 2, 2002
Viewing Location: Newport Grade: D+
Summary: MST3K fans might get into it, most won't.
Steve Oedekirk, through the magic of minor video editing and bluescreens, places himself into a 70's era bad martial arts flick. He tries to bring humor to this by making funny names and noises for everything, and making the script even stupider than it was before. Unfortunately, he doesn't understand the difference between stupid and funny, and thus generally fails to amuse. There are a few amusing tidbits here and there, but often it's simply more annoying than anything. 

B+ B+ B+
Review by Pheral Date seen: February 24, 2003
Viewing Location: Falmouth, Grade: B+
Summary: You have to have a very particular humour taste to enjoy this film
It seems that throughout the viewing population there are three types of response to this movie. They either hate it, they love it, or they find the crude slapstick moments funny and ignore the rest. I imagine that student humour will sit best with this film, because Oedekirk persues the type of silliness that every student has done sitting in front of old dubbed martial arts films, filling in the words with stupid jokes. Alot of this film makes you raise your eyebrows until you risk losing them altogether, and there are a few genuinely laugh-out-loud moments to be had. Sometimes it seems to drag on, despite being quite short, but Oedekirk wisely kept it to eighty minutes or so. There are certain moments in this film which have left me gasping with laughter every time they spring to mind, and that to me is the type of comedy film that really deserves credit. It also seems that Oedekirk has put his all into the DVD release, there are tons of extras and a real enthusiasm evident within that. (and i may add that Steve Oedekirk's body makes it no chore to watch this film either >smiles sweetly<)  

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