Finding out a few weeks ago that Jackie Chan is currently finishing up his last "hardcore" action film, I have been infected with the Martial Arts bug. I emailed the Bombcast in hopes of getting them to discuss how they feel about the genre but of course, not much of a surprise, they didn't read it.
For me, I truly enjoy a good martial art film...but for some unknown reason I forgot that fact. But now that I have rekindled my love for the genre, I'm very excited to revisit some of my favorites (and hope they still are as good as I remember) and check out the ones that I never saw for some reason or another. Jackie Chan will always be my favorite actor in the genre as I feel that his style is just unique and believable. His blend of comedy and action is something I truly appreciate and the more I read about the Drunken Master films, the more I can't wait to watch them.
As it is a subgenre of action films, I really wanted to know specifically how @Jeff feels about these films. I'm going to send him a message on Comic Vine and hope that he answers and describes how he feels about these films in general.
I personally feel that martial arts films are as good as the classic action films the GB crew has previously talked about at some point. Die Hard is the greatest action movies of all time and in my top 5 favorite films in general, I also personally put Rumble in the Bronx right next to it as an action film. Now I’m not as versed in action movies as I have previously thought, but since I am going to be only working night shifts for the next 4 months I will have plenty of time to watch TONS of action movies. At the top of my list is to watch Cobra, Drunken Master 1 and 2, and Enter the Dragon along with many, many others (any suggestions please advise in both general action and martial arts).
I think one of the main reasons why I enjoy the genre so much more is because with a gun, you get shot a few times you probably should be dead. The accuracy of all bad guys is pretty horrendous. But with martial arts you can get hit, kicked, tripped and can come back. This is the main reason I enjoy Chan so much is because he will get hit and kicked but keeps on fighting, it is somewhat believable at least compared to True Lies (the terrorists can’t hit shit but GOD DAMN do I love this movie). So how does the community feel about about Martial Art films? Let’s talk movies. If a stupid guy can say 3 sentences about how its a BORECAST and get 200 posts, then I hope to at least get a legit thread discussion out of this, please don't disappoint duders.
Also: my favorite scene, terrible story but I still cringe when I watch this scene. Love it.
Films on my list:
- Armour of God II:Operation Condor
- Chinese Connection
- Demolition Man
- Drunken Master
- Drunken Master II
- Enter the Dragon
- Hard Boiled
- Ip Man
- Police Story 1 and 2
- Rambo 1 and 2 (skipping 3 unless told otherwise)
- Road House (willing to skip if told otherwise)
- Total Recall