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Balls of Fury review
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Review of Balls of Fury

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The movie is called Balls of Fury and is a spoof of martial arts movies...it is also a homage to the sport known as table tennis/ping-pong.

It revolves around our main protagonist Randy Daytona who is portrayed by Dan Fogler, he is introduced to us via a dove and is a down on his luck former ping pong olympic champion.

He is brought in by an FBI agent named Rodriguez (George Lopez ) to help track down the man who killed his father.

But in order for that to happen he is trained by Master Wong (James Hong) and his niece the super attractive Maggie (played by Maggie Q).

Which is also where we get to see some extremely well executed ping pong matches including one against a little girl - and this little girl is nicknamed "The Dragon".

Yes, the majority of gags involve stereotypes and shots to the family jewels and such but they're still funny.

They arrive in China in which they meet our resident Big Bad....who is a Chinese ping-pong master/warlord named Feng. Played by none other than Christopher Walken. And I have to say he really did impress me here.

He's proven time after time again that he's great at making fun of himself and the fact that he's known for playing bad guys and this is no acception. He's brilliant here and the costumes he wears are beautiful.

My particular favorite has to be the one he wears during the ping pong match against Randy..it reminds me of a bit of the outfit MJ wore during the History period (like one of the covers of the History I and II dvds) and also because of the black armour - a lot of the Hessian as well.

Without spoiling too much for you....I can say that this movie is without a doubt one of the funniest movies I have ever seen, it's got quite an awesome soundtrack too.

The cast is superb, I found Dan Fogler to be very likable and also almost like Jack Black in some sense - because Randy does share similarities to some of Jack Black's film roles. I liked George Lopez, he was pretty good.

Maggie Q...wow! She was amazing and attractive. As was Alisha Taylor.

But to me..the highlight was Christopher Walken as Feng. How can you NOT like Walken? That man is incredible.

And everything Walken says is infectious. Because sometimes you might find yourselves getting the urge to actually say them. *his voice gets lower and more Walken-like* I've gotta have more cowbell! The ICE IS GONNNA BREAK! Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream...oh crap, it's happening again.

For those fans out there who love to hear the more musical side of Walken, you can hear him sing during the End credits performance of "Pour Some Sugar On Me."

This movie is hillarious and I heavily suggest watch this...there are lots of great cameos too like Patton Oswald, Robert Patrick (for those who don't know Robert was the original Terminator in the first movie of said series.), Terry Crews (who is also now in The Expendables I and II), Diedrick Bader (if you're an animation fan you might know him as the voice of Batman in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, as well as numerous other cartoons - including Hoss Delgado in the Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy), Thomas Lennon (who also produces this movie as well) and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.

Cary played the role of one of the gorilla guards in Planet of the Apes but one of his more noteworthy roles was Shang Tsung in the live action Mortal Kombat movie. Yes! Shang Tsung is in this movie.

The humor was quite good, nothing too crude it was all really enjoyable and i'm glad I had the chance to watch it.
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Added by Monstermaster
3 years ago on 14 August 2014 02:53




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