Not much of a story but plenty of dance moves to entertain you in Kung Fu Hip Hop.
KUNG FU HIP-HOP
Directed by Fu Hua Yang
Starring Jordan Chan, Fan Bing Bing, Nam Hyun Joon and Alan Wu
IF you are fascinated with kung fu and love to dance, then this is the movie for you. As the title suggests, Kung Fu Hip Hop is a dance that combines martial arts with different dance styles such as hip hop, disco and pop.
Choreography is handled by those who have worked with superstars such as Rain, Jay Chou, Jolin Tsai and Michael Jackson, among others.
The movie will count among its fans youngsters who are into the dance scene.
For those not as enthusiastic about dance, it can be quite tedious, what with lights blinding you and the camera constantly zooming around to leave you dizzy.
This is a story about Dung (Chan) who has to look after his nearly-blind sister. To collect enough money for an operation to save her sight and to make ends meet, he sells trinkets.
His talent for dance is discovered by accident one night when his nifty moves outside a club is caught on camera. The club’s deejay, Tina (Fan) is impressed.
The club’s resident dance king and everybody’s darling, Hung (Nam who incidentally is Korean superstar Rain’s choreographer and the holder of the Asian Dance King title) is threatened.
Tina eventually persuades Dung to enter a competition.
He decides to give it a go because winning would mean his sister’s operation is covered.
He ropes in his pals at a car workshop to form his dance team.
Hung also enters the contest, with backing from a guy (Wu) who has a shady background.
Of course, the fact that Chan has a dance background stands him in good stead for this role. He does not disappoint but his performance pales, however, when compared to that of Nam’s.
However, in watching this movie, be forewarned that you’re going solely for the showdown on the dance floor and nothing much else.
New Straits Times