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Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002), PG-13
Analysis Date: January 25, 2002
CAP Score: 56
CAP Influence Density: 1.09
KUNG POW: ENTER THE FIST (PG-13) -- ...this one, don't bother.
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Director(s): Steve Oedekerk
Producer(s): Steve Oedekerk, Paul Marshal
Written by/Screenplay: Steve Oedekerk
Cinematography/Camera: John J. Connor
Music: Robert Folk
I am not going to give you much about the story line of this movie. It was, for the most part, a string of toilet humor antics [Eph. 5:4]. Let the numbers speak for themselves. What a waste of 20th Century Fox's time ... and my time. And yours if you go to see this "movie." I guess Hollywood thinks body fluids and body functions, both animal and human, mean "PG-13." Just about the only humor in this "comedy" is the lip-synching of completely lunatic English voices over the oriental mouthings. But that "weee-oooo" humor lasted about one minute. You'd have to see it to understand the "weee-oooo" but it isn't worth it.
Oedekerk is a martial arts expert from the crib given the title "Chosen One." Betty (a man) killed the Chosen One's parents while the Chosen One was in the crib. In an effort to kill the Chosen One as well, the Chosen One beats the crude out of Betty and his entourage. Betty and company limp off to wherever it is evil martial arts villains go then the Chosen One grows up with nothing but vengeance on his mind. Oedekerk eventually finds Betty and ... whatever.
The damsel in distress strips repeatedly for the Chosen One by dropping her outfit to the waste. Though she is seen only from the rear, implication fills in all the voids. Tons of toilet humor such as using a cow's udder as a weapon, body functions/fluids, "Milk Dud" nipples" (these are NOT the most severe of the examples). A baby (the Chosen One) rolling down a rocky hill to be stopped by a young woman implying she will take the child as her own to love and raise, then throws the baby down the rest of the rocky hill ... that's it. I've had it. And so have you I'll bet.. Check out the listing in the findings/Scoring section if you want more.
I rarely make recommendations whether to watch a movie. But this one, don't bother.
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As always, it is best to refer to the Findings/Scoring section -- the heart of the CAP analysis model -- for the most complete assessment possible of this movie.
Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
Offense to God (O)(2):
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