I've heard Kung Pow! is really funny from some people, but others have said it's really stupid humor. I usually don't like satires, so I'm not sure about it. Maybe I'll watch it sometime.
That Mother movie looks like a pretty standard Hollywood thriller except with Asian actors and subtitles. So what's the point? There are still plenty of thrillers -- all probably better -- that I still haven't seen. Is there anything different about it, or does it warrant more approbation because it's foreign?
I think it's a general problem that when I watch Asian movies they always feel like really cheap and fake imitations of Hollywood.
Aren't they both martial arts movies? Isn't the movie you recommended also a martial arts movie?
Also, the tagline 'A Tale of Beauty and Passion' seems pretty suspect for an Asian movie.
people, please stop engaging him.