Balls of Fury (2007)
"A huge comedy with tiny balls"Down-and-out former professional ping-pong phenom, Randy Daytona (Fogler), is sucked into a maelstrom when FBI Agent Ernie Rodriguez (Lopez) recruits him for a secret mission. Randy is determined to bounce back and win, and to smoke out his father's killer -- arch-fiend Feng (Walken).
A fun, silly movie. What's everyone whining about?
What are people whining about? Balls of Fury was quite funny! A few
years ago, the people who are now trashing this movie would have been
going gaga and adding a 100 million to its gross revenue...but that's
part of the problem. Tastes have changed.
I'm going to go on the record as saying that this movie is at least as
funny as anything Adam Sandler or Will Ferrel has ever made. Why is it
doing worse then? People just don't want silly, stupid comedies
anymore, which is why Superbad is doing much better instead.
Balls of Fury is a very funny movie with a wonderful cast (especially
Christopher Walken and Thomas Lennon), and if some of the jokes fall
flat, or gave themselves away in the trailer, the movie moves quickly
enough that it doesn't matter. They're already onto another joke.
Times have changed, and unfortunately for the movie, so have tastes.
These days, even silly spoofs are expected to meet a required level of
maturity, and for those that were raised on Naked Gun, Hot Shots and
Police Academy movies, that's a little sad.
Go ahead, say the movie is juvenile. Say it's stupid. Just don't say it
isn't funny. There were at least three moments during the movie when
the entire theater was rolling in the aisles. I've never seen a SNL
alumni movie do that.