1. Balls of Fury is a movie about: (a) A former table-tennis prodigy (Dan Fogler as Randy Daytona) enlisted by the FBI to infiltrate the underground Ping-Pong tournament of a legendary Chinese criminal (Christopher Walken). (b) Suppository jokes. (c) Little worth discussing and even less worth seeing. (d) All of the above. 2. In his first leading role for the big screen, Fogler, a Tony Award–winning actor (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), can best be described as: (a) A comedic genius. (b) Killing time until his agent gets a call from Judd Apatow. (c) A cross between Jack Black and Richard Simmons. 3. When Randy undergoes intensive Ping-Pong training at the Happy Mu Shu Palace ("If Mu Shu fits, wear it!"), his guru, Wong (James Hong), offers the following inscrutable advice: (a) "Be as the cricket." (b) "The cheeks cannot hold the smoke. That is what it is." (c) "Ping-Pong is not the Macarena." (d) "I miss you, Victor Wong." 4. Are Chinese people funny? (a) Yes. (b) No. (c) Totally, like with those weird little sticks they use to eat and everything! 5. Balls of Fury is best viewed: (a) At the multiplex. (b) On an airplane. (c) Loaded. (d) Never.
Maggie Q prepares her best shot.
Opens at Lincoln Square and other theaters, Wed., Aug. 29. Rated PG-13. 90 minutes.