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Movie Review: Jackie Chan’s 1911

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1911, also known as Xinhai Revolution and The 1911 Revolution, is a 2011 Chinese historical drama film. The film is a tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution. It is also Jackie Chan’s 100th film in his career. Besides starring in it, Chan is also the executive producer and director of the film. Co-stars include Chan’s son Jaycee Chan, Li Bingbing, Winston Chao, Joan Chen and Hu Ge. This film was selected to open the 24th Tokyo International Film Festival.
-Wikipedia

At first glance: it’s bullshit!!! We all know Jackie Chan speaks English!! But he isn’t doing the English track for the movie! In fact the last couple Hong Kong movies he has done, he hasn’t done his own voice! Do you know how terrible it is to watch a movie when you know it isn’t his voice coming out of his mouth? It makes it harder to follow the movie!

The movie is good to see how China changed, although there are a lot of slow spots!

As far as China is concerned, maybe it’s time for another revolution, to rid themselves of Communism so they can truly be free!

Cast:
Jackie Chan as Huang Xing
Winston Chao as Sun Yat-sen
Li Bingbing as Xu Zonghan
Sun Chun as Yuan Shikai
Jaycee Chan as Zhang Zhenwu
Hu Ge as Lin Juemin
Yu Shaoqun as Wang Jingwei
Joan Chen as Empress Dowager Longyu
Huang Zhizhong as Situ Meitang
Jiang Wu as Li Yuanhong
Ning Jing as Qiu Jin
Jiang Wenli as Soong Ching-ling
Mei Ting as Chen Yiying
Xing Jiadong as Song Jiaoren
Wei Zongwan as Yikuang
Hu Ming as Liao Zhongkai
Iva Law as Consort Jin
Huo Qing as Tan Renfeng
Qi Dao as Wu Zhaolin
Dennis To as Xiong Bingkun
Tao Zeru as Tang Weiyong
Wang Ziwen as Tang Manrou
Ye Daying as Wu Tingfang
Chen Yiheng as Xu Shichang
Duobujie as Feng Guozhang
Zhang Zhijian as Lin Sen
Xie Gang as Tang Shaoyi
Liu Zitian as Hu Hanmin
Sun Jingji as Yu Peilun
Michael Lacidonia as Homer Lea
Gao Bin as Cai Yuanpei
Wang Wang as Chen Qimei
Zhao Yaodong as Zhang Taiyan
Jia Hongwei as Jiang Yiwu
Su Hanye as Puyi
Nan Kai as Yu Zhaolong
Tong Jun as Xiaodezhang
Jiang Jing as Yuan Shikai’s concubine A
Wang Weiwei as Yuan Shikai’s concubine B
Wang Luyao as Yuan Shikai’s concubine C
Simon Dutton as Sir John Newell Jordan
He Xiang as Fang Shengdong
Lan Haoyu as Lin Shishuang
Xu Ning as Chen Gengxin
Wei Xiaojun as Red Cross Society leader
Qin Xuan as Red Cross Society vice leader
He Qiang as Ju Zheng
Ma Yan as Liu Cheng’en
Wang Ya’nan as Yuan Keding
Zhang Xiaolin as Tieliang
Lü Yang as Liangbi
Tan Zengwei as Puwei
Jack as Yubei’er
Li Dongxue as Zaifeng
Liu Guohua as Qing assassin
Wang Kan as Ruicheng
Xu Wenguang as Zhang Mingqi
Zuo Zhaohe as Zheng Kun
Wang Jingfeng as Tao Qisheng
James Lee Guy (盖吉利 Gai Jili) as American representative
Maxiu as British representative
Canwu as German representative
Duluye as French representative
Attarian as French representative


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:

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Jean Claude Van Damme
Steven Seagal
Dolph Lundgren
Bruce Lee
Brandon Lee
Jackie Chan
Jet Li
Sammo Hung
Chuck Norris
Gary Daniels
Jeff Wincott
Jeff Speakman
Wesley Snipes
Michael Jai White
Ernie Reyes
Ernie Reyes Jr.
Billy Blanks
Don the Dragon Wilson
Mark Dacascos
Etc…

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:

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no storyline flops. With the exception of Redbelt that movie was great!

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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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