FILM REVIEW :
Forget about the plot. Forget about the acting. Forget about the script "Kung Pow: Enter The Fist" is one crazy film from the makers of Ace Ventura 2. Although bashed by some critics the film is nevertheless original in its concept of injecting a new character into an old film & it is certainly a technical achievement. It is a re-telling of a Jimmy Wang Yu kung fu classic "Tiger & Crane Fists" (1976) with state of the art 21st century special effects.
In "Kung Pow" action has a new hero in the form of Steve Oedekerk who plays the unstoppable kung fu master known as "The Chosen One". Steve Oedekerk has proven to be a real talent, a one-man show. He stars, directs, writes & dubs the voices of all the characters in the film, including the women. What adds to the fun is that Steve has a slight resemblance to "The Fonz" (Henry Winkler from TV's Happy Days).
The film has many fight sequences but the cow scene is a hoot & tops them all. It is like nothing you have ever seen before, truly one of a kind. "Kung Pow" at the epic length of 81 minutes is also the first film in years to feature an intermission. As a bonus "Kung Pow" ends with a hilarious teaser trailer for the sequel, Kung Pow 2: Tongue of Fury. Also, don't leave the cinema too quickly there are a few good outtakes thrown in for laughs during the closing credits.
Made on a budget of $10 million "Kung Pow" has already grossed over $14 million in the US alone. The film's original working title was "The Dubbed Action Movie: Enter the Fist". "Kung Pow" is one of the craziest films you will ever see. An outrageous spoof of Asian Kung Fu flicks of the '70s, "Kung Pow" is all but impossible to describe. It has to be seen to be believed & is destined to become a cult classic.