Kung Pow! Enter the Fist

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Kung Pow! Enter the Fist ★½ 2002 (PG-13)

Oedekerk, the “mind” behind such comedies as “Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls” and “Patch Adams,” opts to put himself in front of the camera in this painfully boring kung-fu spoof. He splices new footage into a 1970s martial arts movie, making himself the lead character and adding in a liberal helping of scatological humor. It's “What's Up, Tiger Lily” meets “Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid,” only without the comedic genius or even an elementary grasp of basic filmmaking. Leave this fist closed, grasshopper. 81m/C VHS, DVD . Steve Oedekerk, Tad Horino, Simon Rhee, Lin Yan, Jennifer Tung, Lo Ming; D: Steve Oedekerk; W: Steve Oedekerk; C: John J. Connor; M: Robert Folk.