Thanks to Saturday Night Live, Christopher Walken has reinvented himself as a comedic player. His "More Cowbell" representation is legendary, and the "Best of Christopher Walken" DVD has been a top merchant. Walken appeared in last year's Adam Sandler secluded normalize comedy, "Click," and he too was married to John Travolta in the big surface edition of "Hairspray" sooner this twelvemonth. This week, Walken is posterior in what could be his strangest function to date in "Balls of Fury."
The picture show centers on Randy Daytona (played by Tony Award defeater Dan Fogler), a minor ping-pong expert that was the megastar of the 1988 Olympic Games, (not in actual life, a moment ago in the the flicks). Daytona's male parent places a gaming on his son's title fight match, which ends up costing Randy the game, and his father his life span. Randy is ashamed and spends the side by side 19 geezerhood doing table game charm in Reno.
Flash pass on to the present, and the FBI is hard to skint a Chinese fault god titled Feng, (played by Christopher Walken). Feng likewise happens to be the one aft Randy's father's loss and is a HUGE ping-pong fan. Feng is holding an missive only ping-pong tourney and the feds conscript Randy to go in as their mole to stony-broke Feng and get his getting even for the departure of his male parent.Post ads:
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An action-craving FBI agent, (played by George Lopez), a deuteranopic ping-pong teacher and his niece, (James Hong and Maggie Q.), sphere-shaped out our jumble of heroes in this slap-stick hilarity.
"Balls of Fury" is "Enter the Dragon" meets "Hot Shots," but it doesn't agenda just about as well as either of those two films. The wit is in the main physical, and gets old beautiful winged. Fogler is decent as the clean up table tennis player, and George Lopez is as humourous as he can be in his controlled part. The big discouragement for me, though, was Walken. It seemed like-minded he never genuinely got a feel on his fictitious character of Feng. He's musical performance a Chinese sin lord, but he's clothed like-minded Gary Oldman in "Bram Stoker's Dracula." And, he's not Chinese! Maybe that's part of the gag, but it's not vastly comic. He also delivers his lines in a mixed bag of distance - go from rough and croaky to Liberace-like. The support formation is that I ne'er bought him as the bad guy.
The climactic country is over-the-top and ridiculous, near Feng and Daytona musical performance a crucial spectator sport of table game...with no array. It makes no denotation at all.Post ads:
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So, should you "go see it," "wait for the DVD," or "skip it?"
I'm going near "wait for the DVD," or possibly even HBO.