History Film / GodOfCookery

20th Mar '16 2:52:41 PM Aiguille
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* InMediaRes: ''God of Cookery'' starts after Stephen loses his business empire and is kicked to the streets.

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* InMediaRes: InMediasRes: ''God of Cookery'' starts after Stephen loses his business empire and is kicked to the streets.
15th Jul '15 6:20:10 AM advent_child
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* NoNameGiven: Despite playing an important role, Ng Man Tat's character of Stephen and Bull's buisness parter/triad boss is never named.

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* NoNameGiven: Despite playing an important role, Ng Man Tat's character of Stephen and Bull's buisness parter/triad business partner/triad boss is never named.



* {{Woolseyism}}: The inevitable English translation that comes from the Netflix version.
14th Jul '15 7:22:07 PM advent_child
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The film is now available on Creator/Netflix.

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The film is now available on Creator/Netflix.Creator/{{Netflix}}.


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* {{Woolseyism}}: The inevitable English translation that comes from the Netflix version.
14th Jul '15 7:20:30 PM advent_child
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Added DiffLines:


The film is now available on Creator/Netflix.
19th Jun '15 8:01:20 AM mlsmithca
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* BadBoss: Stephen at first, later Bull Tong
* BadMoonRising: Bull gets worried when he sees nine stars in alignment during the final competition

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* BadBoss: Stephen at first, later Bull Tong
Tong.
* BadMoonRising: Bull gets worried when he sees nine stars in alignment during the final competitioncompetition.



* BulletTime: Preparing ingredients while they are in the air
* CallingYourAttacks: Or in this case, calling your frying, chopping, etc. cooking techniques
* TheCatCameBack: [[spoiler: When Stephen runs off to mainland China to get away from Turkey]]

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* BulletTime: Preparing ingredients while they are in the air
air.
* CallingYourAttacks: Or in this case, calling your frying, chopping, etc. cooking techniques
techniques.
* TheCatCameBack: [[spoiler: When Stephen runs off to mainland China to get away from Turkey]]Turkey.]]



* ChefOfIron: Starts with Bull and escalates steadily from there
* ContrivedCoincidence: How Stephen found the Shaolin temple

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* ChefOfIron: Starts with Bull and escalates steadily from there
there.
* ContrivedCoincidence: How Stephen found the Shaolin templetemple.



* DeceptiveDisciple: Bull to Stephen

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* DeceptiveDisciple: Bull to StephenStephen.



* DistractedByTheSexy: Subverted; Nancy does an extended dance sequence while walking back and forth along the row of competitiors, then promptly eliminates the contestants for watching her instead of cooking. Subverted because it's humorously bizarre rather than alluring.
* DivineIntervention: Counts as a BigLippedAlligatorMoment
* DressedInLayers: Bull, twice in the movie

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* DistractedByTheSexy: Subverted; Nancy does an extended dance sequence while walking back and forth along the row of competitiors, competitors, then promptly eliminates the contestants for watching her instead of cooking. Subverted because it's humorously bizarre rather than alluring.
* DivineIntervention: Counts as a BigLippedAlligatorMoment
BigLippedAlligatorMoment.
* DressedInLayers: Bull, twice in the moviemovie.



* FateWorseThanDeath: Bull's business partner [[spoiler: is reverted to his "true" form of a dog via DivineIntervention]]

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* FateWorseThanDeath: Bull's business partner [[spoiler: is reverted to his "true" form of a dog via DivineIntervention]]DivineIntervention.]]



* ImpossiblyDeliciousFood[=/=]OrgasmicallyDelicious: This causes an ImagineSpot twice
* InMediaRes: ''God of Cookery'' starts after Stephen loses his business empire and is kicked to the streets

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* ImpossiblyDeliciousFood[=/=]OrgasmicallyDelicious: This causes an ImagineSpot twice
twice.
* InMediaRes: ''God of Cookery'' starts after Stephen loses his business empire and is kicked to the streetsstreets.



* JustInTime: [[spoiler: Stephen barely makes it to the second contest]]
* {{Kayfabe}}: [[spoiler: The first contest is entirely rigged to make Stephen look good]]
* KickTheDog: Too many moments by both Stephen and the villains to count

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* JustInTime: [[spoiler: Stephen barely makes it to the second contest]]
contest.]]
* {{Kayfabe}}: [[spoiler: The first contest is entirely rigged to make Stephen look good]]
good.]]
* KickTheDog: Too many moments by both Stephen and the villains to countcount.



* MartialArtsAndCrafts: Cooking has never been so dangerous!
* MundaneMadeAwesome: The last third of the film makes cooking ''awesome''
* MundaneUtility: Chi blasts to cook food, among others
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Performed by the Eighteen Brassmen of Shaolin on Stephen

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* MartialArtsAndCrafts: Cooking has never been so dangerous!
dangerous!
* MundaneMadeAwesome: The last third of the film makes cooking ''awesome''
''awesome''.
* MundaneUtility: Chi blasts to cook food, among others
others.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Performed by the Eighteen Brassmen of Shaolin on StephenStephen.



* ThePowerOfLove: The winning dish "Sorrowful Rice"

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* ThePowerOfLove: The winning dish "Sorrowful Rice"Rice".



* ThreeActStructure: Each roughly 30 minutes or so
* TookALevelInBadass: Stephen after training in the hidden monastery
* TransformationSequence: Try to say "Magical Chef Transformation Sequence" with a straight face
* TheTriadsAndTheTongs: [[spoiler: The entire cooking association lead by Steven's right-hand man]]

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* ThreeActStructure: Each roughly 30 minutes or so
so.
* TookALevelInBadass: Stephen after training in the hidden monastery
monastery.
* TransformationSequence: Try to say "Magical Chef Transformation Sequence" with a straight face
face.
* TheTriadsAndTheTongs: [[spoiler: The entire cooking association lead led by Steven's right-hand man]]man.]]



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14th May '15 2:16:19 AM SeptimusHeap
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** There are multiple references to JinYong:

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** There are multiple references to JinYong:Creator/JinYong:
6th Aug '14 7:42:27 AM LordAaronus
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** In one scene, Stephen states "I don't mean to show others I'm capable: I just want to tell others that I can get back what I've lost". This dialogue is similar to the one used by Mark Lee in ''Film/ABetterTomorrow''. Furthermore, another reference to the film is used when [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangsta Stephen lights his cigar using a Hong Kong bank note.]]

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** In one scene, Stephen states "I don't mean to show others I'm capable: I just want to tell others that I can get back what I've lost". This dialogue is similar to the one used by Mark Lee in ''Film/ABetterTomorrow''. Furthermore, another reference to the film is used when [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangsta [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster Stephen lights his cigar using a Hong Kong bank note.]]
6th Aug '14 7:40:20 AM LordAaronus
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** In one scene, Stephen states "I don't mean to show others I'm capable: I just want to tell others that I can get back what I've lost". This dialogue is similar to the one used by Mark Lee in ''Film/ABetterTomorrow''. Furthermore, another reference to the film is used when Stephen lights his cigar using a Hong Kong bank note.

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** In one scene, Stephen states "I don't mean to show others I'm capable: I just want to tell others that I can get back what I've lost". This dialogue is similar to the one used by Mark Lee in ''Film/ABetterTomorrow''. Furthermore, another reference to the film is used when [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangsta Stephen lights his cigar using a Hong Kong bank note.]]
9th Jul '14 8:38:32 AM advent_child
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* CookingDuel: Begins with one, [[spoiler: [[BookEnds ends with one]]]].

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* CookingDuel: Begins with one, [[spoiler: [[BookEnds ends with one]]]].one]].



* {{Foreshadowing}}: The proposed promo delivered by the MC of the first competition includes a question of whether Chow is a god from the Heavens or a devil from Hell because of his cooking abilities. [[spoiler: The DeusExMachina reveals Chow is a {{Reincarnation}} of the Kitchen God's assistant, exiled from Heaven for having spilled culinary secrets to mankind]].



* InMediaRes: ''God of Cookery'' starts after Stephen loses his business empire and is kicked to the streets



* SpecialEffectFailure: When Bull is cutting up the ingredients for his "Assorted Noodles" dish, it's obvious the ingredients in mid-air are computer generated.
9th Jul '14 8:19:21 AM advent_child
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Creator/StephenChow plays Stephen Chow ([[LostInTranslation the Chinese characters in his name are different from his actual name]]), the undisputed "[[TitleDrop God Of Cookery]]". His respect highly valued and his skills beyond compare, he's supported by TheTriadsAndTheTongs and big businesses alike, making him untouchable, until all of a sudden his support dries up and he's cast aside for Bull Tong, who reveals Stephen can't actually cook. Thrown and beaten to the street, he's helped by a disfigured noodle vendor named Turkey, until he's dead smack in the middle of brutal gang politics of street food vendors between Turkey and her rival Goosehead. Can Stephen find a way to regain his honor and title?

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Creator/StephenChow plays Stephen Chow "Stephen Chow" ([[LostInTranslation the Chinese characters in his name are different from his actual name]]), the undisputed "[[TitleDrop God Of Cookery]]". His respect highly valued and his skills beyond compare, he's supported by TheTriadsAndTheTongs and big businesses alike, making him untouchable, until all of a sudden his support dries up and he's cast aside for Bull Tong, who reveals Stephen can't actually cook. Thrown and beaten to the street, he's helped by a disfigured noodle vendor named Turkey, until he's dead smack in the middle of brutal gang politics of street food vendors between Turkey and her rival Goosehead. Can Stephen find a way to regain his honor and title?
title?



!!Provides Examples Of:

* AbhorrentAdmirer: The "fangirl" who brings flowers. Also, Turkey; [[spoiler: she becomes less abhorrent after some plastic surgery]].

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!!Provides Examples !!''God of Cookery'' provides examples Of:

* AbhorrentAdmirer: The "fangirl" who brings flowers. Also, Turkey; [[spoiler: she becomes less abhorrent after some plastic surgery]].surgery in the ending]].



* AssKickingPose: Eighteen Brassmen of Shaolin! Before and ''during'' Stephen's subsequent ass-kicking.
* BadassGrandpa: The Headmaster of Shaolin Temple, "Wet Dream"...no, seriously. He drifts away like a ghost, teleports, and makes you bleed out of all your orifices in one strike.

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* AssKickingPose: The Eighteen Brassmen of Shaolin! Before Shaolin, before and ''during'' Stephen's subsequent ass-kicking.
* BadassGrandpa: The Headmaster of Shaolin Temple, "Wet Dream"...Temple "[[UnusualEuphemism Wet Dream]]"...no, seriously. He drifts away like a ghost, teleports, and makes you bleed out of all your orifices in one strike.



* BadMoonRising: Bull gets worried when he sees nine stars in alignment during the final competition.
* BarehandedBladeBlock: Deconstructed - Turkey's left hand is [[BloodyHandprint lacerated severely]] from grabbing Goosehead's machete. Still, she's just too angry to let that stop her, leading to an OhCrap moment from Goosehead.

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* BadMoonRising: Bull gets worried when he sees nine stars in alignment during the final competition.
competition
* BarehandedBladeBlock: Deconstructed {{Deconstructed}} - Turkey's left hand is [[BloodyHandprint lacerated severely]] from grabbing Goosehead's machete. Still, she's just too angry to let that stop her, leading to an OhCrap moment from Goosehead.



* BreakTheHaughty: Sort of. At first, Stephen does act a bit nicer once he loses his empire, but as soon as he's on the track to getting in back, he's back to his old tricks. It's not towards the end he finally becomes a better person.

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* BreakTheHaughty: Sort of. At first, of; Stephen does act acts a bit nicer once he loses his empire, but as soon as he's on the track to getting in back, he's back he returns to his old tricks. It's not towards the end he finally becomes a better person.



* CallingYourAttacks: Or in this case, calling your frying, chopping, etc. cooking techniques.
* TheCatCameBack: [[spoiler: When Stephen runs off to mainland China to get away from Turkey]].
* CausticCritic: Nancy Sit, playing as herself and the judge, seems this way until she finishes winnowing down the competition to the only two characters that matter, only to breathlessly invert this trope.
* ChairmanOfTheBrawl: Stephen brings out a chair to beat up Bull in the middle of their CookingDuel. Nancy compliments his use of the chair in the same terms as she does the cooking.
* ChefOfIron: Starts with Bull and escalates steadily from there.

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* CallingYourAttacks: Or in this case, calling your frying, chopping, etc. cooking techniques.
techniques
* TheCatCameBack: [[spoiler: When Stephen runs off to mainland China to get away from Turkey]].
Turkey]]
* CausticCritic: Judge Nancy Sit, [[AsHimself playing as herself and the judge, herself]], seems this way until she finishes winnowing down the competition to the only two characters that matter, only to breathlessly invert this trope.
* ChairmanOfTheBrawl: Stephen brings out a folding chair to beat up Bull in the middle of their CookingDuel. Nancy compliments his use of the chair in the same terms as she does the cooking.
* ChefOfIron: Starts with Bull and escalates steadily from there.there



* DistractedByTheSexy: Subverted. Nancy does an extended dance sequence while walking back and forth along the row of competitiors, then promptly declares the contestants "out" for watching her instead of cooking. It's humorously bizarre rather than alluring.

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* DistractedByTheSexy: Subverted. Subverted; Nancy does an extended dance sequence while walking back and forth along the row of competitiors, then promptly declares eliminates the contestants "out" for watching her instead of cooking. It's Subverted because it's humorously bizarre rather than alluring.



* FoodPorn: "Buddha Jumps Over the Wall" is a real Fujian Chinese dish containing dozens of meats, fish, and shellfish in a stew that takes two days to prepare due to the need to let some of the ingredients to sit overnight. It was named by a scholar who thought it was so delicious that Buddha himself would give up vegetarianism to try it. Here's [[http://chinesefood.about.com/library/blrecipe078.htm one version of the recipe]].

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* FoodPorn: "Buddha "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddha_Jumps_Over_the_Wall Buddha Jumps Over the Wall" Wall]]" is a real RealLife Fujian Chinese dish containing dozens of meats, fish, and shellfish in a stew that takes taking two days to prepare due to the need to let some of the ingredients to sit overnight. It was named by a scholar who thought it was so delicious that Buddha himself would give up vegetarianism to try it. Here's [[http://chinesefood.about.com/library/blrecipe078.htm one version of the recipe]].



* HeelFaceTurn: Goosehead and his food stall staff/gang joins with Turkey and Stephen.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Goosehead and his food stall staff/gang joins with Turkey and Stephen.after Stephen convinces the two to band together to create the "pissing beef balls"[[note]]Mantis shrimp inside a beef ball[[/note]].



* JustInTime: [[spoiler: Making it to the second contest]]
* {{Kayfabe}}: [[spoiler: The first contest is entirely rigged to make Stephen look good]].
* KickTheDog: Too many moments by both Stephen and the villains to count.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown:
** Bull does this once to show he's now the boss...an even ''more'' ruthless boss than Stephen.
** The {{irony}} is Stephen still does this later while pretending to calm down a fight.
* LockedIntoStrangeness: Stephen's hair goes white as a result of the HumiliationConga and TrainingFromHell he endures.

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* JustInTime: [[spoiler: Making Stephen barely makes it to the second contest]]
* {{Kayfabe}}: [[spoiler: The first contest is entirely rigged to make Stephen look good]].
good]]
* KickTheDog: Too many moments by both Stephen and the villains to count.
count
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown:
KickThemWhileTheyAreDown
** Bull does this once to show he's now the boss...an even ''more'' ruthless boss one than Stephen.
** The {{irony}} is Stephen still does this later while pretending to calm down a fight.
fight after regaining his wealth.
* LockedIntoStrangeness: Stephen's hair goes turns white as a result of the HumiliationConga and TrainingFromHell he endures.



* MacheteMayhem: The favorite weapon of many a street thug. Also, one of the most unpleasant {{Bare Handed Blade Block}}s you'll ever see.

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* MacheteMayhem: The favorite weapon of many a street thug. Also, thug; also one of the most unpleasant {{Bare Handed Blade Block}}s you'll ever see.



* MundaneMadeAwesome: The last third of the film makes cooking ''awesome''.
* MundaneUtility: Chi blasts to cook food, among others.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Eighteen Brassmen of Shaolin!.

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* MundaneMadeAwesome: The last third of the film makes cooking ''awesome''.
''awesome''
* MundaneUtility: Chi blasts to cook food, among others.
others
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Performed by the Eighteen Brassmen of Shaolin!.Shaolin on Stephen



* ShoutOut: To {{JinYong}}'s works: Chow's final dish [[spoiler: after his ex-business partner ruins his Buddha Jumps Over The Wall]] is a simple rice-vegetable-meat combo Turkey made for him when they first met each other. It's dubbed Rice of Sorrow by the judge. [[ReturnOfTheCondorHeroes Yang Guo's]] strongest [[WuXia style]] is the [[EmpathicWeapon Palm of Sorrow]].
* SuckOutThePoison: Stephen by Wet Dream, though PlayedForLaughs. May count as {{Squick}}.
* SupremeChef: Stephen, [[spoiler:but subverted when he starts out pretending to be one. Play straight by the end of the movie]].
* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: [[spoiler: The cheap beef Stephen's business partner sets him up with]].

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* ShoutOut: To {{JinYong}}'s works: ShoutOut
** The Eighteen Brassmen of Shaolin are a reference to the 1976 Chinese film "18 Bronzemen" (''Shaolin Zi Shi Ba Tong Ren'').
** In one scene, Stephen states "I don't mean to show others I'm capable: I just want to tell others that I can get back what I've lost". This dialogue is similar to the one used by Mark Lee in ''Film/ABetterTomorrow''. Furthermore, another reference to the film is used when Stephen lights his cigar using a Hong Kong bank note.
** There are multiple references to JinYong:
***
Chow's final dish [[spoiler: after his ex-business partner ruins his Buddha Jumps Over The Wall]] is a simple rice-vegetable-meat combo rice-vegetable-barbeque pork bowl Turkey made for him when they first met meet each other. It's dubbed Rice of Sorrow by "Sorrowful Rice"; the judge. [[ReturnOfTheCondorHeroes Yang Guo's]] strongest [[WuXia style]] [[{{Wuxia}} technique]] used by Yang Guo in ''Literature/TheReturnOfTheCondorHeroes'' is the [[EmpathicWeapon Palm "[[EmpathicWeapon Sorrowful Palm]]".
*** After Turkey saves Stephen from Goosehead and his vendors, [[SpontaneousChoreography she immediately starts singing]]. The song is the opening theme to the 1983 LiveActionAdaptation
of Sorrow]].
''Literature/LegendOfTheCondorHeroes''.
*** Certain techniques used by Stephen and Bull in their cooking duel are named after techniques from ''Literature/HeavenSwordAndDragonSabre''.
* SpecialEffectFailure: When Bull is cutting up the ingredients for his "Assorted Noodles" dish, it's obvious the ingredients in mid-air are computer generated.
* SuckOutThePoison: Stephen by Wet Dream, though PlayedForLaughs. May PlayedForLaughs; may count as {{Squick}}.
* SupremeChef: Stephen, [[spoiler:but subverted when he starts out pretending to be one. Play Played straight by the end of the movie]].
* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: [[spoiler: The cheap beef Stephen's Done twice by the unnamed business partner sets him up with]].- first with cheap beef sold in his restaurants, causing food poisoning, which gets Stephen arrested by the authorities and done a second time by placing a bomb in Stephen's container for his Buddha Jumps Over The Wall]].



* TheTriadsAndTheTongs: [[spoiler: The entire cooking association lead by Steven's right hand man]]

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* TheTriadsAndTheTongs: [[spoiler: The entire cooking association lead by Steven's right hand right-hand man]]
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