Disciples of the 36th Chamber (7/10)

The third film in the 36th Chambers series changes the tone to comedy (apparently the second sequel is also a parody, but I haven’t seen that one yet). The new hero, Fang Shiyu, is supposed to be a know-it-all wit (ala Bill Murray in Stripes) but ends up just being unlikable and annoying. It’s the sort of inane comedic performance you would expect from a Disney Channel kids’ sitcom. The film makes up for it in its acrobatic kung-fu and colorful, over-the-top finale.

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