I'm late to the party but let me jump on that bandwagon anyway. Vicki Zhao plays the sympathetic role of Mui, the painfully shy girl whose bakery-fu is most excellent and whose tai chi goalie skills are, as we learn, very formidable. Stephen Chow specializes in offbeat martial arts flights of fancy. Highly recommend this and any other of his films, you will not be disappointed : Wish more comedies had his style!!!! There are many funny moments are cut and I think it somewhat affected the story as well. The story takes time to introduce its characters and their sordidness, and this lends a rooting interest for the viewer. And he regards the game of soccer as the means to achieving this.
It makes this funny movie all the better. As Mighty Steel Leg goes about recruiting his Shaolin brothers, it's readily apparent that these slovenly blokes have neglected their kung fu. It's huge fun, and unlike Jackie's habit of exhibiting clownish expressions, Stephen consistently maintains a deadpan demeanor which I think makes his comedy more effective. The story doesn't draw attention to itself by being too big or too small, but manages to fit in with the film as a whole and make things feel cohesive. But Mui's delectable steam buns are what inspire a musical number. It's no Hollywood blockbuster, but it doesn't need to be. In its hilarious way though.
I was in the mood for a quirky comedy movie and boy, did I get it big-time!!!! And while the film takes its sweet time to get these reluctant players on the field, once they do, it generates this exhilarating momentum. You can Watch Now or Download the video to a , except for Pay-Per-View videos. Shaolin Soccer is nothing short of a masterpiece. Still giving it 2 stars it's a great movie but look for the dubbed version if you can find it. Format Prime Video streaming online video Devices Available to watch on Beyond hilarious!!!! If you choose Watch Now, the video will instantly stream to your computer and you may later stream it on another compatible device. A real shame that Michael Bay couldn't do the same for Transformers. A good clean transfer too.
This version in Amazon is heavily edited and cut and it definitely removed a lot from the movie. For more information, go to the. A bit edited down from the original. This enables you to watch the video without an Internet connection. If downloading is available, you can to two locations. All writings you see in English are supposed to be in Cantonese and even though some of the lyrics are still in Cantonese, all of the original music and lyrics are supposed to be in Cantonese and of course much better than the replaced westernized versions.
The special effects are also well-executed, and even though they're ridiculously over-the-top, they manage to fit in very well with the rest of the film's action and visual themes. For example, it's missing the locker room scene from the past where the Golden Leg takes the money and wipes his shoe on the other guy's head. And I guess I'll go off on a brief tangent and just call him out for not having done much lately. Some new release movies become unavailable for downloading for a limited time due to licensing restrictions. If applicable, we will notify you about this before processing your order. The plot is well done also.
The American version is also minus the closing outtakes. Pay-Per-View videos will become available to watch once the event starts, will be available for replay for 24 hours following the event, and are not available for download. Stephen Chow is by far the best , funniest actor I've ever known of to this day and when I first known of his from Kung fu Hustle. We get treated to some wildly spectacular sight gags. Shaolin Soccer executes all this perfectly. Under the tutelage of disgraced ex-soccer star Fung a.
I love the little touches he injects, from the goalie not Mui clad in the classic yellow Bruce Lee track suit to that little bit that Mui does as the musical number abruptly ends to Mui's hilarious fail which has her reporting to the other team's goal post, to the shame of her teammates. It's nothing special, but the beats and intentional corniness match perfectly. . Ultimately, it's Fung who provides the film's emotional anchor, with Stephen Chow wrangling the most showy role. But the most endearing character, for my money, is the unsvelte Iron Head, played by Wong Yat Fei, an actor who has a way with physical comedy. I should've watched it long before now. Not very often does a film manage to hit all these points at the same time, and do it well.
I'd heard of this film from a couple of places, but an Asian friend finally convinced me to watch it. Except you should see it in the original Chinese version which has a running time of 112 minutes as opposed to the severely edited 87 minutes long American version. You can take or leave Chow's patented cinematic ticks but there's no denying the masterful visual effects that come into play. . . .
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