Monday, February 16, 2009

Cmovie - Kung Fu Dunk (2007)

Synopsis - Karazen
Photos - Karazen & Google images

Shi-Jie (Jay Chou) grows up in a martial arts school and he is well versed in kung-fu. With his skills and his good reflexes, Shi-Jie also excels in basketball, especially the slam dunk technique. On the pretext of helping Shi-Jie find his family, Wang-Li (Eric Tsang) invites him to join the university's basketball team in hopes of making money out of him. There Shi-Jie faces new challenges on the basketball team, especially with team mates Ting-Wei (Bo-Lin Chen) and Xiao-Lan (Baron Chen). With the upcoming championship games and the appearance of Li-Li (Charlene Choi), the team must put aside their differences and personal emotions to face their common rivals.

One of my friends told me that I should watch Kung Fu Dunk because it's the basketball version of Shaolin Soccer. Now, I have to say that I didn't like Shaolin Soccer too much the first time I saw it. But I first watched it with a closed mind, didn't watch it as a comedy and WTF moments. Afterwards, I loved Shaolin Soccer. It's also one of my kids' favorite movies of all time. They watch it all the time. So of course I would be so happy to watch Kung Fu Dunk.

It has the cutie Jay Chou, who I did not recognize at all with that hair style. Jay Chou wasn't the heart throb that I wanted him to be. He wasn't even funny but looked like an arrogant bastard who thought he was all that. I didn't feel sympathetic towards him at all.

Along with Charlene Choi, who I also did not recognize. I kept thinking to myself, she is such a cute nerd, lol. Charlene was wasted. It was interesting to see her without her "twin" Gillian. All she did was sports her four-eyed looked and looked damn cute but did not have much else to do.

Before I watched the movie, I didn't go into it with high expectations at all. But I still disappointed. Storyline was very weak. Plus I wanted to see more games! I wanted the games to be against other people, not stir up problems within their own team! I couldn't compare it to Shaolin Soccer at all. It would be a unfair.

Then I read on Karazen, that this movie was adapted from a Japanese comic book called "Slam Dunk." I have to read the comic book so maybe I shouldn't be so harsh on Kung Fu Dunk. But right now, I still am disappointed.