So Malaysian animation is apparently a thing?
It is apparently a thing And, via a reference on Lovecraft is Missing, the American release is this weekend.
Come, I will conceal nothing from you: while I can see even from the trailer that there will be issues with some of the animation and dialog, I see stuff like that I think of something that ‘Shaenon’ (who may or may not be the ridiculously talented Shaenon Garrity of Narbonic, Monster of the Week, and Skin Horse) said here:
“Kung-Fu Hustle,” like “Sin City,” is one of those movies that made me wonder why other movies are always forcing me to look at boring things, when they could be showing me machine-gun-toting hooker armies or middle-aged landladies using the Lion’s Roar Attack against the World’s Greatest Killer.
I wonder that, myself. Giant steelpunk mecha led by Teddy Roosevelt against HG Wells’ Martians? Why the hell wouldn’t you make that movie, Hollywood? Did you have something better to do with your day?
PS: I know, I know: they don’t think that there’s enough money in it. I would argue that foreign distribution profits argue otherwise (Pacific Rim made $411 million worldwide, which switched it from being a money loser to a money maker), but what do I know?