Kung Fu Movies!

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    Sorry, No I have not.. I've not seen a Kung-Fu movie since I left the Philippines. That was in 1977.
     
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    Oh I don't know about that. Jackie Chan has a different style from that of Bruce Lee. He acts the clown precisely so that people will not take him for another Bruce Lee clone.
     
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    I think the main difference between Bruce and Jackie is that Bruce tried to show his real Kung Fu and Jackie add a lot of special effects into his actions and the aim is to entertain his audiences.

    But Bruce's movies were in the 70s while Jackie's are in the 21st centuries. If you watch Jackie's movies by the time Bruce was still alive, it is just like watching a child acting Kung Fu compare to a Kung Fu master. Bruce was really great but Jackie is great.
     
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    100% agree ... there is no comparison between the two, Bruce Lee was way greater :)
     
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    [video=youtube;E7SSETgPRn4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7SSETgPRn4[/video]

    The Man from Nowhere is my favorite kung fu movies today. I'm still for Donnie Yen and Tony Jaa as my kung fu action heroes.
     
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    Jackie Chan pawns everyone else :)... big time. That man has got the guts and the glory. If Bruce Lee lived to see the glory days of Kung Fu we might have had a different Kung Fu superstar today. Jet Li is awesome too. I just love the discipline since I myself could never attain that sort of living.
     
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    Is it on Netflix by any chance?
     
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    I think JC would be really offended if he saw your post :). It's not like his movies has special effects BUT rather their fighting style is totally different. Bruce Lee was actual Kung-Fu.. JC's movies are typically more acrobatics and gymnastics not to mention using household items during his fight sequences such as toaster ovens, broomsticks, rocking chairs etc which adds to the humorous aspect.
    JC's movies are carefully chereograph to fit into his gymnastics routine and style whereas Bruce Lee's movies are cheregraph to fit into his actual Kung Fu/Jee Kun Do moves and style.
    If you want to see more 'realistic' kung fu movies I suggest ones by Donnie Yen. that guy knows how to fight. Probably does in real life as well.
     
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    I wish Jackie Chan to see my post and I wish he'd like my comments on his movies.

    If you watch Jackie's NG shots (at the end of the movies), you'll see him repeat each action several times and sometime he gets injured for doing those actions. Yes, everything he can get into his hands become weapon. He makes use of high tech which was not available at Bruce's time. That's why I said we can't compare Jackie's today movies to Bruce's yesterday movies. But really, I like watching Jackie's movies too.

    For Donnie Yen (sorry, this is just my personal opinion), I think he is imitating Bruce though he is a great kung fu movie star too.
     
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    I'm not a big fan of Yen. He just doesn't have the charisma of Jet Li, and his recent starring role movies all suffer from bad plot and bad acting. If you disagree, go watch the old Jet Li movies (not the recent wire-fu or hollywood stuff), and then compare them with the recent Yen movies.

    Of course, this could be more of a comment on how the Kung Fu movies are falling in quality. I watched "14 Blades" (starring Yen), and it had some really ridiculous elements in there. The chief villain is a girl named "tuo-tuo" (meaning undressing), and indeed her fighting schtick is to disrobe. That made for some hilarious (in a bad way) moments.
     
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