[Fantasia 2020] Audio Review: The Paper Tigers (2020)
The Paper Tigers (2020) focuses on three former best friends, who reunite after 30 years when their Kung Fu master SiFu Cheung (Roger Yuan) passes away. No longer quite the martial artists they once were, these three men go on a new journey that takes them back to their childhoods together. This is not only a great drama, a very funny comedy, but an extremely heart warming film at its core. It plays on the usual martial arts film tropes, turns them on their heads and gives us a very enjoyable underdog story.
The following review of the film is in an audio format. Enjoy!
Director: Quoc Bao Tran
Writer: Quoc Bao Tran
Starring: Alain Uy, Mykel Shannon Jenkins, Ron Yuan, Joziah Lagonoy, Matthew Page, Raymond Ma and Roger Yuan.
Synopsis: Three Kung Fu prodigies have grown into washed-up, middle-aged men, now one kick away from pulling their hamstrings. But when their master is murdered, they must juggle their dead-end jobs, dad duties, and old grudges to avenge his death.
The Paper Tigers played as part of the Fantasia Festival – https://fantasiafestival.com/en/film/the-paper-tigers
Audio review by Marcella Papandrea and Bede Jermyn