Thursday, April 18, 2013
So if you're gonna make yet another one of these tired formula films, why not go all in, and make it so over the top, it's a parody of the whole genre?
That's exactly what Shaolin Soccer is. A campy, tongue in cheek poke at all sport films, where all the characters are 100% stereotypical and has supernatural abilities to boot.
Seeing this film will definitely make you hungry for more, and while there's also a Battlefield Baseball film, it is a not at all in the same league as this gem, and you're much better off checking out what else Shaolin Soccer's writer/director/star Stephen Chow has done; first and foremost Kung-Fu Hustle and God of Cookery.