Paws of Fury the Legend of Hank Story: A criminal high-ranking official from the feudal Japanese feline realm, Ika Chu, wants to erase the village of Kakamucho out of the world in order to make his palace appear ideal for the Shogun’s (Commander-in-Chief) appearance. When the village’s samurai escapes as Ika Chu dispatches his bandits to perform their job, residents insist that the shogun be appointed the new protector. In order to ensure that residents quit, Ika Chu makes a canine prisoner, Hank, the new Samurai. In pursuit of the dream of becoming an samurai one day, Hank has to not just make the savage cats appear, but also help save the town.
Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank Review: The animated comic adventure takes its premise from the 1974 Mel Brooks Western comedy The Blazing Saddles and the title is originates from the film of Bruce Lee, Fist of Fury. In place of being set in the Old West, the setting is an Japanese feline world where a sly feline, Ika Chu (Ricky Gervais) is determined to eradicate the impoverished village of Kakamucho in order to impress the shogun visiting (Mel Brooks) with his stunning palace. The idea behind his plan is sending bandits in to drive away the inhabitants and then use a massive Jade Toilet (yes!) to clean the place. When the thugs attack the town, the samurai runs to protect his life. The shogun commands Ika Chu to select the new protector. the new protector is made a bully and unhappy prisoner dog Hank (Michael Cera) who dreams of become an Samurai.
This is the issue. The Kakamucho cats hate dogs because it’s right and they terrorize the down-on-his-luck pet. However, Hank is determined and persuades an alcoholic cat-nip addict Samurai, Jimbo (Samuel L Jackson) to help him train. The next chapter of Hank’s journey is his training that earns the trust of the cats. There is there is a dispute between the student and master duo and whether or not the dog is able in saving Kakamucho.
A loosely based adaptation of Blazing Saddles the film is a stale screenplay that is too stale. It immediately reminds you to Kung Fu Panda without the genuine humor. The jokes in this comic-based animated story seem forced. Ika Chu is mistakenly named Pikachu Horses have GPS (or Giddy-up) Positioning System and walking or woking the dog is to hit the dog with the wok. The movie’s attempts to break the fourth wall, and the self-references, and an apparent reference to other pop-culture media are what make the story seem more elaborate. Jimbo tells the cat Emiko (Kylie Kuioka)”The cuteness is evident in this film The cuteness is strong with this one,’ Ika Chu wants to attract studio executives as well as serial killers (including Jason Voorhees from the Friday 13th) to join his ranks. It’s that the creators were aware of the clichés but chose to have fun without a dime.
Cera and Jackson as the lead characters both are amazing. Ricky Gervais as the antagonist, Ika Chu, stands out for his snarky tone and arrogance. Being able to cast Mel Brooks as the elderly Shogun is a tribute some sort. The humor about toilets is too much with the massive commode cats slithering, pranksters switching the signboard’s colour between poop and pop and on and on.
The animation is pretty good and especially when Jimbo starts to flash back about his time as a slender, overweight recluse, and also during the sequences that involve martial arts. Kids will enjoy the film and might even enjoy the slapstick humor, but adults won’t be missing much in the event that they miss this film.