The Wee Little Miss has gone off to visit her father’s family for Christmas. She left this afternoon.
What is a mother to do all on her own?
I’ll tell you: Watch Kung Fu films. I figure it’s been forever since I got to watch one and write about it, so here we go!
As a side note, being that I am the only adult here, I just made a custard pie. FOR DINNER.
Anyway, NOW here we go.
The basic story: A gang of thieves broke into a rich guy’s house to steal a treasure map, and killed him. Because they committed murder, the group attracted too much attention to themselves, and so decided to divide up the map and wait three years before attempting to find the treasure. Three years later, a policeman has been tracking down the gang (called The Eight Dragons), and is dead set on collecting the map pieces and arresting (or killing) them one by one. He manages to do just that, and despite being stabbed whilst fighting one guy, he is rescued by a girl he had rescued from some thieves early on in the story. Only… it turns out her father was the leader of the gang to begin with! His daughter has fallen in love with the man she’s saved… what will happen in the end??
I have to say, I enjoyed this one! Entertaining fighting throughout. It’s like a weird reunion of all the most memorable actors I’ve seen in various Kung Fu flicks — one of the villains is the same guy who was in Tiger and Crane Fist (if you’re unfamiliar with Tiger and Crane Fist, it is the original film that Kung Pow was based on, and the actor I’m talking about was “Betty” in that).
Additionally, it has the big guy who was the “martial arts teacher” in Monkey Fist Floating Snake.
Plus, the girl who fought in the tournament from Master of the Flying Guillotine is in it, too!
Not to mention it has a storyline that is not only interesting, but also has a few twists and turns in it, as well — AND it manages to make sense. All in all, impressive and entertaining.