I haven't watched Zhou Xingchi's films for a long time.

Katrine 2022-04-22 07:01:14

Because I feel that his best films have already been played, and it has only been done since Shaolin Football. But today I watched "Kung Fu" by chance, and the long-lost emotion reappeared.

Why? It's not the kind of ordinary martial arts master who has become a master of the Tathagata's palm. This is just a classic routine in yy's novels. It was from fighting for the little girl as a chivalrous person (from an adult's point of view, it was nothing more than helping the little girl protect her lollipop) to fighting for the social dream of "money everywhere, women everywhere" to opening a candy shop as a child Goodness returns. This is where I am moved.

Because it's hard, I think it's hard for 99.9999% of people. It's not that it's hard to go from being a chivalrous girl to a little girl (from an adult's point of view, it's nothing more than helping a little girl protect her lollipop) to fighting for the social dream of "money everywhere, women everywhere", but it's hard The social dream of "money everywhere, women everywhere" returns to the kindness of his childhood when he struggled and opened a candy shop.

Some people don't need to struggle since they were born, so they live simply and happily, and kindness is also easy for them, because their capital does not need to be accumulated through blood and sin. Dangerous, rich and long conscience." According to Buddhists, it is a blessing from cultivation in a previous life. For most people, it's an enviable life that can be both rich and kind, and who wouldn't?

So, what about the real life that most people really face? In this time and space, for most aspiring people, it may only be possible to choose one of abundance and kindness... It is a kind of sadness, whether it is the innate scarcity of resources or the scarcity caused by the allocation of resources or Scarcity due to lack of technical means is the same for a living person. You can't have both fish and bear's paw, who will give up?

Of course, this is an extreme case. But the reality is just a difference in degree, people are inevitably more or less influenced by the ethos of the times beyond their nature, which is the process of so-called "socialization". This process is inevitable, and most people end up with the same result after the process, which is nothing more than obedience to socialization. The so-called "life is like being raped. When you are powerless to resist, just close your eyes and enjoy it." So, the question is not "Today, did you get raped?", but "Today, did you orgasm?"

Well, a few people are born rich and kind at their fingertips, and most people choose between rich and kind (although very few people may choose a certain answer), then there are very few people? By choosing one of two, the last two are obtained. This is what the adult fairy tale "Kung Fu" tells us (of course, all adult fairy tales tell us this).

So the question is, what ordinary people are interested in is, how can these two have both? This is a question of personal interest to us. However, regrettably and habitually, the film entrusts the answer to a dream, whether it is through talent (Qingqi skeleton) + acquired opportunity (opening up the two veins of Ren and Du), or by joining the Axe Gang to do bad things, in short, the result is, He changed from being only good + poor to bad + poor, and suddenly became rich and kind, and his children and grandchildren can finally be "rich and kind from birth".

Of course, at least part of the film respects reality. It tells us that kindness can't make you rich, can't make you equal and respected, but ability can. So what is capability? Ability and why? In fact, everyone doesn't want to say the actual truth too clearly, because it is too cruel, eight words - "natural selection, survival of the fittest", four words - "the strong eat the weak", two words - "fight" , one word - "Fuck!"

As for the acquisition of ability, commercial films usually choose to avoid drama. In "Kung Fu", through talent (Qing Qi) + acquired opportunity (opening up the two veins of Ren and Du), the ability is suddenly obtained ( This is the main theme, not by joining the ax to help do bad things to get the ability, and then wash the golden pot to get the fish and bear's paw).

So why is there always this dramatic avoidance? Because in this time and space, the real answer is "there is no answer", accept your fate. But we always have to give people an ethereal hope to prove that the world is not cruel, but still has tenderness, just like "The Extraordinary Princess Ciri", as long as we shout, "Give me strength!", Good and righteous will triumph over evil.

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Extended Reading
  • Brady 2022-03-27 09:01:05

    Zhou Xingxing must make a separate label, just like there is a special Zhou Xingchi folder in the computer. I can't remember when I saw it for the first time. The unique humorous sections of Zhou Xingchi's movies, the unrestrained design, and the fighting scenes with Zhou Xingxing's personal characteristics, this is a movie worthy of collection. I still remember that the deepest impression at the time was that there was an amazing goddess in it, and it was possible to have endless aftertastes without lines, which is also Zhou's greatness.

  • Hilbert 2022-03-21 09:01:44

    There is no kung fu after kung fu, the highest realm of kung fu sees the world, sees oneself and sees all beings, the last sentence said to the evil god of fire cloud, do you want to learn? I teach you. Which one is shocking, it is no exaggeration to say that Stephen Chow's pinnacle work is still the best kung fu film in my heart.

Kung Fu Hustle quotes

  • Barber: Why don't you train us to be top fighters... and we'll avenge them!

    Landlady: Becoming a top fighter takes time, unless you're a natural-born kung-fu genius, and they're 1 in a million.

    Barber: [Does martial arts routine] It's obvious I'm the one.

    Landlady: [immediately punches him in the face] Don't think so.

  • Sing: NO SOCCER!