YMMV / Kung Fu Hustle

  • Americans Hate Tingle: Not the film itself, but Spanish audiences absolutely hated the dub it received, which made the characters speak in very stereotypical Spanish dialects and altered their lines at will to insert naff cultural jokes. The critics were dismayed, and there were reports of people leaving theaters after a few minutes of the film. Nowadays, Spaniards consider it one of the worst examples of failed Woolseyism in history, and only in some cases they see it as a So Bad, It's Good of ungodly proportions.
  • Complete Monster: Brother Sum is the leader of the Axe Gang, who control most of Shanghai with an iron fist. Sum makes his debut hacking a rival gang leader to death, then telling the man's wife she will be spared. When she turns to leave, he shoots her In the Back. When a martial artist injures a member of his gang, Brother Sum threatens to set a woman and child on fire if he does not reveal himself. His underlings fare little better, as Sum kills them with no hesitation if they irritate or fail him. Upon being humiliated by the Pig Sty Alley residents, Brother Sum hires a pair of Professional Killers to murder the local martial artists, which they do. He then breaks into an asylum and releases the Beast so that he will kill the Landlady and Landlord.
  • Crazy Awesome:
    • The Beast, especially his Toad Style.
    • The Tailor does not put on his arm rings in any fashion resembling "normal"; it's either yank them down from some curtains or have them stacked on a table (where he then slaps the table hard, shooting them up into the air and down onto his arms).
    • The Lion's Roar definitely counts. Especially with a mega-phone in the form of a bronze bell. Even The Beast didn't know what hit him.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: You really don't know whether to laugh or cry at the CGI FX needed to depict Sing's head getting bashed INTO the floor, deeper and deeper each time, over and over...
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Most of these are mixed with below trope, but the most awesome goes to, of course, Sing's final attack against The Beast and how he easily disarms his An Qi.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny:
    • A lot, Sing and his useless sidekick's attempt to assassinate the land lady is but one of the many.
    • Not to mention the scene directly after where Sing, fleeing from the enraged land lady, uses the knife stuck in his shoulder as a rearview mirror.
    • (splat) "Who's throwing handles!?"
  • Crowning Music of Awesome:
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Yuen Qiu (Landlady), who earned an award nomination and several roles in later movies.
    • She was allegedly just dropping a friend off who was auditioning but the staff thought she would make a great Landlady.
  • This Is Your Premise on Drugs: What happens with the kung fu flick genre drinks a mixture of Red Bull and Powerthirst.