As I have probably told you before, I like watching loads of fighting movies in my spare time. Despite the fact that I have a full-time job and my schedule is somewhat busy, I must find a bit of spare time to spend with my two boys. Ever since we got divorced, it’s been difficult for me to spend enough time with them, but I always make a big deal out of taking them out to lunch on the weekends, going to the park, or just laying back and watching movies with them.
I’ve been a great fan of martial arts movies ever since I can remember. Most of the motion pictures that I came across and had the chance to see are created by Asians, mainly the Chinese and Japanese, and that’s probably due to the fact that they are the masters of martial arts. I do have an honorable mention, however, and it’s Kill Bill. This movie’s packed with everything you might want from a martial arts flick, in that it’s got heaps of nifty moves as well as an amazing female protagonist.
Another film that seems to be a winner in terms of action, characters, and plot, is Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. This one is different from others I have seen over time because its story does not revolve only around the point of beating the bad guys so that the good guys win in the end.
In my opinion, it’s a fantasy intended for adults. In 2000, when it was released, it was on the Academy Award list for Best Foreign Language Film and has managed to take home the title. It was nominated for many other awards and has won two Golden Globes and four BAFTAs. It’s worth noting that it is one of those few movies that make it in the United States despite being in a foreign language, which in this case, is Mandarin.
Enter the Dragon is one of the essential movies to watch if you’ve ever heard of Bruce Lee. In case you’ve never had the chance to see the great master in action, this flick is by far the perfect one for you. It’s packed with tournaments, interesting fights, and has a plethora of moments that somehow show the effort that the writers have put in the film so that it turns out spectacular, visually appealing, as well as exciting.
I’d like to wrap up my selection with a movie starring Jackie Chan, The Legend of Drunken Master. Although Chan has made a name out of being one of the crucial characters in movies where he’s just a funny guy that manages to beat up the bad boys, he is quite a skilled martial arts practitioner. This motion picture manages to emphasize his talent even though his part is about a man who gains his abilities with regard to fighting only by drinking.