Balls of Fury (PG-13)

Action/Adventure 90 August 29, 2007
By Nathan Lee
Question 1: Is Balls of Fury a movie about (A) a former table-tennis prodigy (Dan Fogler as Randy Daytona) enlisted by the FBI to infiltrate the underground pingpong tournament of a legendary Chinese criminal (Christopher Walken), (B) suppository jokes, (C) little worth discussing and even less worth seeing, or (D) all of the above? Question 2: In his first leading role for the big screen, Fogler, a Tony-winning actor (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), can best be described as (A) a comedic genius, (B) killing time until his agent gets a call from Judd Apatow, or (C) a cross between Jack Black and Richard Simmons. Question 3: When Randy undergoes intensive pingpong training at the Happy Mu Shu Palace (\x93If mu shu fits, wear it!\x94), his guru, Wong (James Hong), offers the following inscrutable advice: (A) \x93Be as the cricket,\x94 (B) \x93The cheeks cannot hold the smoke. That is what it is,\x94 (C) \x93Pingpong is not the Macarena,\x94 or (D) \x93I miss you, Victor Wong.\x94 Question 4: Are Chinese people funny? (A) yes; (B) no; or (C) totally, like with those weird little sticks they use to eat and everything! Question 5: Balls of Fury is best viewed (A) at the multiplex, (B) on an airplane, (C) loaded, or (D) never.
Ben Garant Dan Fogler, Christopher Walken, George Lopez, Maggie Q, Thomas Lennon, Robert Patrick, Diedrich Bader, Aisha Tyler, Thomas Lennon, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Ben Garant, Jonathan Glickman, Thomas Lennon Focus/Rogue Pictures

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