Kung Pow: Enter the Fist

Inspired stupidity.

Using the 1976 martial arts “extravaganza” Tiger & Crane Fists as his template, Steve Oedekerk inserted new footage, dubbed the original characters, and crafted a bizarrely funny hybrid movie.

You’ve got a cow shooting milk, Matrix-style, a talking tongue, devious space aliens who may really be from France, and a killer kung fu master who goes around telling everyone, “Call me … Betty!”

The nephews found most of it hilarious, though, as the 10-year-old gravely told me several times, “Uncle David, this … is … so … stupid.”

He’s not wrong, but he may not have realized stupid is my groove.

 

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