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  • Dec 13, 2010
Filled with tributes to Bruce Lee movies and its outward silliness is part of its charm. It does somewhat divert from its focus as it sometimes resort to crude humor but it makes it work somehow. I felt like I was watching a skit on SNL at times. I liked the goofy ping pong duels and Jason Scott Lee even makes a goof out of himself.

Hey How can you complain with Christopher Walken and Maggie Q as a sexy kung-fu/ping pong master..and she's wearing red...? Hey, don't fault me for my warped sense of humor.... I liked KUNG PAO ENTER THE FIST after all! =)

Maggie Q and Dan Fogler in "Balls of Fury."

Maggie Q in "Balls of Fury."  Maggie Q in "Balls of Fury."
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December 13, 2010
Yeah I liked this one more than most people myself
December 14, 2010
I know. I enjoyed this movie--"guys guys guys!" LOL! see Maggie Q's tattoo by her left thigh?
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Balls of Fury will score points with anyone who ever wished that Enter the Dragon played out in the subterranean "underbelly of ping pong" instead of the world of martial arts. Tony Award-winner Dan Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), joining the ranks of Jack Black, Seth Rogan, and Jonah Hill as a schlub (romantic?) hero, stars as Randy Daytona, a Def Leppard-loving ping-pong wizard who, as a 12-year-old, was disgraced at the 1988 Olympics. Nineteen years later and gone to seed, he is reduced to performing a novelty act in Reno until an FBI Agent (George Lopez, and yes, at one point, he will proclaim, "Say hello to my little friend" a la Al Pacino in Scarface) recruits him to infiltrate an underground ping pong tournament run by Feng (Christopher Walken), the arch villain who killed Daytona's father. Co-written by Reno 911 colleagues Robert Ben Garant (who also directed) and Thomas Lennon (who costars as Daytona's taunting East Berlin rival), Balls of Fury is hit and miss, but it fitfully kills with some ace performances, including Walken, bringing more cowbell, as Feng, resplendent in silks and red fingernails (his Christopher Walken impression, while perhaps not as uncanny as Kevin Spacey's or Jay Mohr's, is dead-on). James Hong puts a wicked spin on the clichéd role of mentor, and action babe Maggie Q rocks as his niece. Look quick for David Koechner as hopeless entertainer Rick the Birdmaster, Patton Oswalt as ...
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