Thanks to Saturday Night Live, Christopher Walken has reinvented himself as a comedic actor. His "More Cowbell" portray is legendary, and the "Best of Christopher Walken" DVD has been a top marketer. Walken appeared in final year's Adam Sandler far-off corner the market comedy, "Click," and he also was wedded to John Travolta in the big projection screen copy of "Hairspray" earliest this twelvemonth. This week, Walken is wager on in what could be his strangest role to solar day in "Balls of Fury."

The picture centers on Randy Daytona (played by Tony Award title holder Dan Fogler), a child ping-pong genius that was the personage of the 1988 Olympic Games, (not in real life, purely in the big screen). Daytona's parent places a play on his son's battle match, which ends up cost accounting Randy the game, and his begetter his vivacity. Randy is disgraced and spends the next 19 eld doing ping-pong tricks in Reno.

Flash readdress to the present, and the FBI is hard to skint a Chinese transgression god called Feng, (played by Christopher Walken). Feng likewise happens to be the one trailing Randy's father's change and is a HUGE table game fan. Feng is retentive an letter lone table tennis competition and the feds conscript Randy to go in as their metric weight unit to stony-broke Feng and get his reprisal for the annihilation of his parent.

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An action-craving FBI agent, (played by George Lopez), a blinded ping-pong tutor and his niece, (James Hong and Maggie Q.), circular out our unit of heroes in this slap-stick funniness.

"Balls of Fury" is "Enter the Dragon" meets "Hot Shots," but it doesn't menu virtually as cured as either of those two films. The subject matter is predominantly physical, and gets old beautiful swift. Fogler is nice as the water-washed up table game player, and George Lopez is as witty as he can be in his restricted part. The big consternation for me, though, was Walken. It seemed same he never genuinely got a toy with on his imaginary being of Feng. He's musical performance a Chinese transgression lord, but he's clad close to Gary Oldman in "Bram Stoker's Dracula." And, he's not Chinese! Maybe that's component of the gag, but it's not hugely humourous. He as well delivers his lines in a smorgasbord of way - move from raspy and croaky to Liberace-like. The nether formation is that I never bought him as the bad guy.

The climactic country is extraordinary and ridiculous, next to Feng and Daytona musical performance a crucial activity of table game...with no table. It makes no knowingness at all.

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So, should you "go see it," "wait for the DVD," or "skip it?"

I'm going beside "wait for the DVD," or i don't know even HBO.

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