Movie: Shaolin Soccer


It’s great to see a Chinese Kung Fu Comedy poke fun at western sports and movies as well as their own beloved Jackie Chan, Jet Li, and Chow Yun Fat flicks. Like Mortal Kombat, computer graphics are used instead of wires to create impossible kung fu action, but all in the context of soccer. They did an amazing job of making the soccer ball appear to be under the influence of both real gravity and the superhuman Chi of the quirky kung fu masters. The wandering story loses steam a few times, and there is some obligatory gratuitous potty humor, but for me the moments of glorious, action-packed satire are well worth sticking it out.

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