It was obvious from the get-go that Balls of Fury — the Chinese Chris Walken ping-pong comedy — wouldn’t be providing much in the way of wit, drollness or sophistication. It’s from the Reno 911 guys, and appears to be aping Shaolin Soccer and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. It’s tracking pretty well, though — a lot of people obviously snap-judging in its favor.
Not me, though. I’ll see anything with Walken, but I suspect from the trailer I won’t be able to handle Dan Fogler (School for Scoundrels), the guy with the massive pot belly and the man-beard and matted curly-squiggly hair who overacts like there’s a gun to his head. Clearly coming from a much more coarse and immoderate place than Jonah Hill. No offense, but no thanks.