Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Balls of Fury tournament of funny?

When I first heard about Balls of Fury, to be honest, it sounded like a really stupid (in a bad way) movie, and I really had no interest in seeing it.

And then I saw the trailer for the movie on the Hot Fuzz DVD, and I have to say I was intrigued. I mean, I watched all those corny kumite/fighting tournament movies during the 1980's, and I don't know how many times I saw Bloodsport, and knowing that this comedy was taking those conventions and applying it to Ping Pong of all things, well, that somehow gave it a sheen of hilarity.

And the fact that Patton Oswalt, James Hong and Christopher Walken are in it, and now I really want to see it.

The ever-gracious Michelle from 360i, knowing that I am a huge fan of Mr. Oswalt, sent me an extended clip from the movie featuring his character, The Hammer. It is pure Patton goodness as his geekishness shines right through.

So... will this be the first time I've been drawn into the aspirations of an American trying to excel at Ping Pong since Forrest Gump? Only time will tell.


Mr. Fabulous said...

Let us know. I think it has the potential to be horrible, but I hope I am wrong.

Diesel said...

Christopher Walken is THE BEST.

MC said...

Mr. Fab: I am just a little more willing to give it the benefit of the doubt than I was before is all.

Diesel: He can make anything better.