Watching Kung Fu Jungle...TWICE!
For those who have been following this space from the beginning, you'd know that I used to do a lot of teaching - in schools, private tuition at home and at tuition centres for a good number of years.
I think 30% of my Facebook friends are my ex-students and honestly, it scares me to see these kids all grown-up now... getting married, buying their first home, I think it won't be long before they end up as parents before me wtf.
Meet Trixie, one of the many ex-students turned friend. Gosh, how far have we come from those days of poisson distribution, t-tables and other statistical models.
Please pardon the poor photo quality taken on the shitty iPhone 6 - I didn't bring my camera out cause I didn't expect us to be taking photos since we were planning to spend all our time in the cinema perving on Donnie Yen.
A martial arts instructor (Donnie Yen) working at a police academy gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer (Wang Baoqiang) starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.
I'm generally not very good with remembering actors but ever since catching Donnie Yen in Ip Man, this -> :heart_eyes: is my automatic expression now everytime someone mentions him.
He certainly didn't disappoint again this time round in Kungfu Jungle - I loved how the movie combines an otherwise old-school Hongkong martial arts film with the contemporary urban police storyline.
The cat-and-mouse hunt climaxes in a final duel on a busy expressway amidst speeding vehicles. This fight scene alone is worth the ticket... all that intensity had me glued to the edge of my seat!
I invited Trixie along for the movie premiere instead of the husband because he was too busy playing Magic cards wtf.
Then come Friday, when we were making weekend plans, he asked if I wanted to catch Kungfu Jungle because "his friends all watch already and say very nice."
I've only watched two movies twice in my life - the first was Inception because I didn't get it at all the first time round, and still didn't get it again the second time fml.
The other movie was Kungfu Jungle.
Seriously if the movie wasn't that good, I would have objected to paying to watch it a second time (Gold Class tix somemore!!) I mean, he can jolly well go catch it with his friends right?
But I'm glad I agreed to watching it again, because I enjoyed it even more so the second time! This time round, I was sure to look out for the various inspiring cameos made by old-time Hongkong action cinema's actors and heavyweights. Sorta like a tribute to them.
I would give this movie 8.5/10!