The main character is chosen to become an assassin, by a super secret organization. It's so secret, no one but the President knows it exists. (At least when it started. The latest Pres wasn't told.)
He's given a new name, carefully chosen (from the bottom of a bed pan). His first assassination is to kill a little Korean man. He tries to get away from his handler, Mac, but is taken by surprise. His target is actually his future trainer in the ancient art of Sinanju.
Their first meeting leaves Remo in awe, and a great deal of irritation. Chiun calmly walks up to Remo, dodging all his bullets, and takes the gun from him with no effort. Chiun has a great many uncomplimentary things to say about Remo's performance, but he agrees to train him.
Chiun insists Remo eat wholesome, healthy foods. Like rice dishes, NOT burgers or fries or anything actually tasty. The complaints are many. Remo is afraid of heights, so he's forced to jog on top of buildings.
While Remo is undergoing training, a feisty military woman is digging into things that could get her killed. She's investigating Grove Industries. One of their guns blew up in a young grunt's face.
Her search annoys Grove. He gives orders for her 'removal.' Remo keeps getting in the way, not that the woman appreciates it. She just sees a guy hitting on her.
It's campy, it's silly, it's tons of fun. The Spirit was campy, but it was an ordeal to watch. This one I enjoyed from start to finish. The tongue in cheek humor, the clashes between Chiun and Remo, the fast pace, it's a truly delightful blend that works very well. I loved it when I first saw it and it didn't lose anything the second and third time around.
I highly recommend seeing this. No matter how grumpy you feel, you'll feel much better after seeing this.