Surprisingly Delicious

You may or may not know Stephen Chow. He is the brain behind comedy cult favorites Kung-Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer. He partakes in a very nonsensical style of comedy around seemingly ordinary things. Borrowing heavy inspiration from eastern animation elements like : over the top moves, expressions and dialogue. I came across the first film he made in that style, The God of Cookery. What we have here is a very entertaining comedy about a celebrity chef, Chow, who has given himself the titular nickname “The God of Cookery”.  Those with an appreciation for eastern culture will get an extra kick out of this film.  As there are plenty of call backs and easter eggs to far eastern pop culture, some even holding weight today.  Yet the movie is still general enough for anybody to follow along and enjoy the ride.

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