Balls Of Fury
(D: Ben Garant, 90 min)
Oh, dick jokes never go out of style, do they? Balls Of Fury, about professional ping-pong players, has the tagline "A big comedy with little balls."
Dan Fogler plays a former ace with the paddle named Randy Daytona who's hired by FBI agent George Lopez to capture a baddie named Feng (Christopher Walken). Hmmm, with a name like that, will Walken be in Asian drag? There are enough strong Asian actors in the cast to make even that bearable: Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible III), Masi Oka (Heroes) and veteran Chinese-American character actor James Hong as the appropriately named Master Wong. The Wednesday opening obviously means the studio wants to get a head start on Labour Day weekend box office numbers.
Opens Wednesday (August 29). Screened after press time - see review in next week's issue.