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Comments on Sunday 7 March 2004:
Today's lesson - a watched kettle never boils, if you haven't pressed the switch to turn it on.

Today's movie: The Avenging Fist. Like a Hong Kong version of Street Fighter, with a more insane incoherent plot like a futuristic version of The Storm Riders or like 2002. In fact, it's mostly like Street Fighter because the main baddie looks exactly like Mr Bison, and his sidekick wears a metal mask. And people throw fireballs out of their fists. And are named Ken and Ryu. Okay, they're not really named Ken or Ryu, instead they have tremendously silly names, at least according to the subtitles.

There really isn't much to say about the movie - it's a reasonably competent example of the "nonsense futuristic action" genre. It could do with more likeable characters, or more of a focus on the two characters (named Dark and Iron Surfer) who are reasonably likeable instead of the cliché "you killed my father" "no, he is your father" "well you still killed my mother" character (named Nova or sometimes Meganova). And it would be better if someone magically brings you a pizza while you watch it. [02:44]

AttackOfTheSpam
"The Avenging Fist"? That just SOUNDS bad. Not to judge a book by its cover, but seriously.

Maybe it sounds better in the original language?

RavenBlack
Most kung-fu movies sound bad. It's part of their charm. They mostly *are* bad, too.

Kanada Ten
They differ little from movies of all nations in those two areas.

AttackOfTheSpam
Ah well. Worst title for a good movie still remains "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back." Doesn't that just sound seedy?

Frogg
I still prefer a little-know b-rate samurai flick known as "Duel to the Death". The 30-second clip of 10k flying ninjas will send you laughing into oblivion for the rest of the night.

...you just have to keep in mind that it's supposed to be funny.

AttackOfTheSpam
But Jay and Silent Bob are awesome! Their awesomeness is undeniably undeniable! (Yes, I AM feeling eloquent today, however did you know?)
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