Monday, June 15, 2009
Shaolin Girl - 少林少女
Shaolin Girl (少林少女) is a 2008 film out of Japan. The movie is based on the concept of Stephen Chow's Shaolin Soccer.
The movie is about Rin who just spent 3000 days at the Shaolin temple. She returns home to find that the dojo she grew up in is in ruins. But Rin wants to expand Shaolin Kung Fu to the masses. Rin starts looking for the students from the old dojo. Rin finds her old master at a Chinese restaurant. There she befriends Minmin played by Kitty Zhang and joins the lacrosse team at nearby SIU.
But SIU is a bad school with a dark past and an evil dark side. SIU is the reason that the dojo shut down the first time while Rin was at the Shaolin temple.
Lots of crazy CGI fighting a la Kung Fu Hustle. Lots of video game type fighting a la Game of Death.
I was entertained, but I wouldn't want to watch it again.