I can’t speak for you and if I did it would sound like I was talking for myself so to keep it simple…when I was growing up in Michigan I watched Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. Until that movie I had no idea that martial arts movies existed. Don’t judge, I spent my Summers picking corn if that gives you a better perspective of my life.
This newly found genre got me excited. I needed to get my fix so when I asked around for what movies to watch the responses was “there are only three martial arts actors you need to know about – Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Sonny Chiba.” So I watched all of their movies and when I felt I had fulfilled my martial arts quota, I moved on to another genre. That is, until I saw Kung Fu Hustle which reopened the cold case martial arts file that had been closed years ago.
“From Asia’s top comedy star Stephen Chow comes Kung Fu Hustle, the highly anticipated follow-up to his smash 2001 hit Shaolin Soccer. Set amid the chaos of pre-revolutionary China, scruffy Sing (Chow) is looking to elevate his status in hopes of joining the sophisticated and ruthless Axe Gang. When Sing attempts to extort money from a local at the crowded apartment complex known as “”Pig Sty Alley,”” his comical attempts at intimidation inadvertently attract the Axe Gang into the conflict. The dilemma finds the inhabitants of the Pig Sty fighting for their lives and unearthing some legendary martial arts masters. Sing now must face his own mortality in order to discover the true nature of the kung fu master.”