Martial Arts: Where have all the good men gone?
Where have all the good men gone?
Growing up there were a plethora of martial arts action stars:
Jean Claude Van Damme
Michael Jai White
Ernie Reyes Jr.
Don the Dragon Wilson
Where have they gone?
Well, the Lee’s are dead, Seagal has Lupus; so his movies have gone to shit, Jeff Speakman got super fat and lost his appeal. Jackie & Sammo went back to Hong Kong, Mark Dacascos is doing freakin Iron Chef. Are you freakin kidding me!! Everyone else is either making straight to DVD crap with no storylines or they have fallen off the face of the Earth.
I thought rare new blood: Ray Park, Tony Jaa & Cyril Raffaelli would take over but they are making crap too!
Oh yeah don’t forget those movies the UFC and Tapout made:
no storyline flops. With the exception of Redbelt that movie was great!
The Expendables was an awesome movie, but we need more than one movie every couple of years!
We need new blood!! Talent scouts get out there and look!!
All we are left with is overseas Hong Kong imports which wouldn’t be bad, but all they make is ridiculous fly though the air, extremely fake, bullshit movies!! I hate those!
I know everything in movies is usually fake, one guy vs a thousand and he comes out unscathed, but at least make it semi believable! Loose the stupid wirework!!
There are plenty of martial art moves that are nasty and real. How about a Filipino movie about the Moro Warriors, there is bound to be some awesome realistic bladework.
Hollywood is wrapped up in making dark content (realistic) remakes like new superhero movies. What about a dark realistic remake of American Ninja? PS I have a great storyline for that!!
Hollywood please save us avid (and ever-growing fan-base) Martial Arts Fans and save the industry! Give us new stars!! And plenty of new movies!!
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