But if "High Kick Girl" only existed to show how awesome Rina Takeda is, "Karate Girl" actually tried to expand its horizons and be a legitimate movie. Does it succeed? Spoiler alert, no. But I kind of liked the film anyway.
When a fight scene happens, it's less about the choreography and more about how sexy he (Jacky Wu) is when he throws a punch. It's totally an ego trip, albeit a harmless one. The truth is, Jacky Wu is really cool in this movie. It's just too bad the film nearly fails at everything else.