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#204767 - 11/15/05 11:04 AM What MA looks good in movies?
lilbossman Offline
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Registered: 03/14/05
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I was just wondering what MA do you guys thinks looks good in movie. I personally don't think grappling looks that good, unless its some really big guy that wrestles. Also I don't think what steven seagal and wesley snipes do looks that good on camera either. This thread is not to say if it is more effective or not so keep that in mind.

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#204768 - 11/15/05 12:14 PM Re: What MA looks good in movies? [Re: lilbossman]
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Wow, you are a tough crowd I like Seagal's kind of crunch-slap-splat stuff, but i do think he became a one trick pony very quickly. I thought Snipes best work was in Blade 2, and I loved it.

I have always liked the frenetic quality of Jackie Chans movies, and the fact that he always puts imagination into his work. (the 'Singing in the Rain' scene in Shanghai Knights' is just poetry, and his fight against Urquidez in 'Wheels on meals' is one of the greatest movie fights of all time IMO).

I also like the use of Kali in The Hunted- brutal and efficient.

But if I am honest, the form of fighting that transfers most consistently to Film is boxing. Raging Bull, The Rocky movies, Undisputed, Streets of Gold etc, are by far the most successful at triggering an emotive response from the audience.
Wushu wire work is awesome, but it doesnt make you care about the outcome. There is a visceral quality to boxing that puts it a cut above in my eyes.
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#204769 - 11/15/05 12:39 PM Re: What MA looks good in movies? [Re: Cord]
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a good drunken boxing scene always looks great.

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#204770 - 11/15/05 01:02 PM Re: What MA looks good in movies? [Re: Ed_Morris]
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Quote:

a good drunken boxing scene always looks great.




everything looks better when your drunk!
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#204771 - 11/15/05 09:55 PM Re: What MA looks good in movies? [Re: Cord]
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Kinda of biased on this one as my name implies but a good sword fight always kicks a lot of ass whether with two fighters or with armies. Though a good bloody knuckles brawl is always fun to watch as well.

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#204772 - 11/16/05 04:48 AM Re: What MA looks good in movies? [Re: lilbossman]
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I will with Cord, that boxing has always been awesome.

Steven Seagull (oops did I say that, sorry I meant) Seagal, is a doosche, when it comes to Martial Art films. I am sure he is a great Martial Artist, but I hate the I can take on six guys twice my size with weapons and break all their arms and legs and not break I sweat. Plus he isn't a good actor IMO.

Wesley Snipes, is cool. I am down with any film he got to show. The Blade's were his best.

Chuck Norris is a another. He is cool, but I just don't like how his fighting scenes are done.

All the stupid flying around on strings, I don't really like. It's not so bad sometimes, but I'd rather just see all natural stunt work. No strings.
One of the reasons I like "Ong Bak" no strings attached.

Drunken Boxing is awesome!!! I wish there were sometimes more throws in some MA films.
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#204773 - 11/16/05 04:48 PM Re: What MA looks good in movies? [Re: GojuRyuboy13]
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I think it was Muay Boran in Ong Bak which really got my attention. Now *that* was action!
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#204774 - 11/16/05 06:04 PM Re: What MA looks good in movies? [Re: Leo_E_49]
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Yes, the Gods of action smile down on Tony Jaa
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