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KUNG FU CYBORG

Set in the future, this is the story of K-1, a national secret, as it is the first cybernetic organism programmed with social conscience created by the Chinese government. To test K-1`s sophisticated identity, he is sent to a remote village as a newcomer. Unaware of his true nature, the villagers come to care for him. Then an unbelievable confrontation turns everything around when another cyborg, K-88, disappears and goes on a rampage. K-1, together with a local cop, are sent to hunt down the malfunctioning K-88.

Language: Cantonese
Subtitle: NA
Classification: PG13
Release Date: 27 Aug 2009
Genre: Action / Science Fiction / Romance
Running Time: 1 Hour 44 Minutes
Distributor: RAM ENTERTAINMENT
Cast: Ronald Cheng, Alex Fong Lik Sun, Eric Tsang, Jacky Wu
Director: Jeff Lau Chun Wai
Format: NA

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Watch this if you liked: "Kung Fu Hustle”, “Electric Dreams”, “Transformers”

Slap on the generic Chinese tag 'kung fu' to mahjong, hip-hop, hustle, dunk, tootsie, chefs and even pandas - and you'll get a marketable movie title one way or another, whose plot also never falls too far from the moniker. Don't be fooled by "Kung Fu Cyborg: Metallic Attraction" though. It's really not Hong Kong's answer to "Transformers" no matter what you read. That trailer you watched and that poster you saw are just red herrings as well. The "Kung Fu Hustle" director has reportedly said that the robot-human dynamics in this movie is more like "Wall-E". Turns out "Kung Fu Cyborg" is actually a sci-fi rom-com with lead actor Alex Fong Lik Sun looking like a cross between Astroboy, Andy Lau and Elvis.

The Little Flying Fish, as he is dubbed in the Chinese-speaking entertainment world, plays a one-man Autobot named K-1 who's assigned under a kampung cop chief (Hu Jun) while actually serving as undercover for a high-ranking government officer (Eric Tsang) to track down a kungfu-powered Decepticon named K-88 (Jacky Wu Jing). Meanwhile, the cop's sister (Sun Li) falls for Fonzie-wannabe K-1 and a resident nerd (Ronald Cheng) tries to ruins things.

Before Michael Bay could arrive on set to praise director Jeff Lau for making an modestly entertaining CGI-heavy movie with reportedly just US$ 14 million ("Revenge Of The Fallen" has a US$200 million budget), the lot of them take us viewers on a spectrum of genres and themes, from slapstick comedy and rural melodrama to extended robot animation and motion capture footages.

There are some unexpected elements in "Kung Fu Cyborg" like redemption and sacrifice. However, it still feels like a hotpot of robot fun with insufficient thought put in on how to make a better movie. The very mix of so many themes can be fatal to some but not to this reviewer, who's going to tell you to watch it anyway.

If you're more inclined towards sitting at home to watch Ronald Cheng and Alex Fong on TVB's comedy cooking show 'Beautiful Cooking', then that's alright too. Otherwise, give the flimsy but outrageous "Kung Fu Cyborg" a try, if only because the English subtitles are excellent and you want to watch a movie that doesn't take itself too seriously.

Cinema Online, 26 August 2009
   
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U - General viewing for all ages
P13 - Parental guidance is advisable for children below 13 years old
18 - For 18+ with elements for mature audiences
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