Director: Stephen Chow
Stars: Stephen Chow, Zhao Wei, Wong Yut Fei, Patrick Tse
You know, Stephen Chow, the writer/director/star of Shaolin Soccer, was really onto something back in 2004, when his breakthrough sports-comedy debuted to critical praise and impressive worldwide ticket sales. If the folks at FIFA and other real-life professional football supporters were to ever introduce high-flying martial arts into the game, viewership and overall popularity would definitely go up.
Sure, it'd make for some rather ludicrous entertainment, which is exactly what Shaolin Soccer is, but give the matches the same degree of boundless giddiness as Chow's film's live-wire on-field sequences and you'd have the soccer equivalent to Slamball, except people might actually watch it.