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Finally, Kung Fu Hustle

My face is still a little red from missing the premier in LA on the 29th and, worse, a showing in Chicago on the 30th sponsored by RottenTomatoes but I finally got to see it.

Sometimes, you hear all kinds of good things about a movie and you love the cast but when you go to see it, the film doesn't live up to your expectations. That didn't happen here. I loved it. I took Mary and she loved it. She wants to be like the landlady.

I expected more dancing and less gruesome violence but I did not repine. And those big lips, I'm sure they made Wong Jing envious.

There were a couple of places where I knew the joke that was coming but I still laughed my ass off (I'm now all slim and sylph like) because it's all in how you tell it.

As the reviewers will tell you, it starts with fairly straight forward Kung Fu, adds in some wire work and then segues to CGI but the CGI was incredible and imaginative (no, I'm not getting kick backs). It was very animesque. There were two harpers.As they played, the sound would cut, then the song became more and more concrete. It escalates from there.

Also, as somebody pretty fogeyesque, I reveled in all the fogeys beating the crap out of the young thugs.

This isn't meant to be a review -- jsut some stuff I liked about the movie without giving too much away.

NOTE: The R rating is well deserved. Non-stop violence, not all of it cartoon.

Mood: exuberant
Tune: "Secret Agent Man" by Rivers, Johnny