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Lionclaw

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  1. Amen everyone, appreciate the positive vibes. Problems and post Ong Bak movies aside, I'm still very proud of Tony Jaa and his branching out of late. His action performances in Furious 7 and in Skin Trade leads me to believe that although watered down, his non Thai films can still pack a punch (or an elbow.) His prescience was felt, especially in Furious 7 so I'm curious to see where his future will take him. Bring on the Scott Adkins and Donnie Yen fights!!!!!
  2. I'm not trying to say that just cause one doesn't like the film makes them a hater or we are in the golden age of martial arts/action films but come on guys. It seems like every time of late I've stopped by here, there are a large number of negative comments about films that really aren't that bad. This film isn't a game changer, and Tony Jaa isn't in his prime. Everything can't be Ong Bak or Ong Bak 2 (in my opinion one of the best martial arts flicks)That aside this film is really solid with some brutal and pretty well done action scenes. Maybe I'm just more lenient on martial arts films but I just don't get what people like anymore. P.S. I at least hope we can all agree that that MJW vs Tony Jaa fight was gold, lol.
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    Furious 7 (2015)

    Tony Jaa seems so happy. Skin Trade seems like its going to be awesome so I hope Tony Jaa finds his home in Hollywood. BolCSPoNQcE
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    Furious 7 (2015)

    I'm really proud of Tony Jaa. He was a highlight of this movie and shined in all his scenes. I'm so glad things are working for him and he's getting treated well now that all the drama is behind him.
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    R.I.P. Darren Shahlavi (1972 - 2015)

    Those pics above are beautiful. So sad.
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    R.I.P. Darren Shahlavi (1972 - 2015)

    I'm was very saddened when I heard this news. The death of any martial arts star in my movie collection is almost like the death of a close friend to me. Contrary to the Tmz report this is from Scott Adkins official facebook page: "Unfortunately some websites that have no respect for real journalism are not reporting the real reason for Darren Shahlavi's passing so to set the record straight :- Darren was recently prescribed a painkiller for his hip that he wasn't used to, and a toxic reaction to it, has sadly taken him from us. His passing leaves a huge gap many of our hearts and in the industry, as his full potential had only just began to be explored. He leaves us a legacy with his film work, to enjoy, to learn from and to be inspired by, and lets remember the man and the way he lived... His family have been overwhelmed by the genuine emotional response to what happened, and are grateful for the heartfelt words and love that people are showing . There will be a funeral in the UK, followed by a memorial service in the States, and there is a fund being set up to take care of some of the expenses, and i'll post a link to that as it becomes available. Lets continue to respect the man, his work and his family"
  7. I still hold to my opinion that The Wrath of Vajra is one of the best representations of a classic martial arts movie in modern times. I thought Xing Yu's performance was quite good and he deserves more leading roles. But to answer the OP's question, yes I'd say their is a decline in quality. Most of my recent martial arts buys are from elsewhere. (Donnie can't hold up the industry by himself, hopefully things get better because everyone's getting old.)
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    John Wick (2014)

    I was so surprised but very happy when I saw Daniel. Keanu really cares for his Matrix alumni. Wish they would have saved him for the end though.
  9. The kid looks like he can be alright, but Don The Dragon Wilson was one of the worst screen fighters ever when he was younger. I doubt he got better. Slow and low intensity choreography just doesn't cut it anymore.
  10. I couldn't even make it through Bangkok Adrenaline. Bangkok Knockout just made the cut for me, but I can only judge for myself on this z team film.
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    John Wick (2014)

    Its funny that everyone else gave this film raving reviews but on a kung fu forum its getting so-so ones. And in regards to Safe, I thought it was Jason's best recent movie other than Expendables 1 and 2. The action scenes were all spectacular for an american action movie. The only thing that threw me off was the "final battle." It was ballsy so they get credit but it could have been pretty cool.
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    Stuff I can't get into anymore

    I used to love Double Team, until just like you, I found out almost all the cool moves were done by a stunt double I can't look at it the same anymore. I traded that dvd years ago. I cannot state enough how Jet Li (once my favorite martial artist) continues to disappoint me. His use of wires for the most part made no sense and was detrimental to his talent.
  13. No love for J.J. Perry? His choreography is always pretty believable and hard hitting.
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    Stuff I can't get into anymore

    You guys are hurting my soul with some of these comments but to each his own. Most of Seagal stuff is unwatchable but a chunk of Van Damme's work is slow in fight choreography but still a lot of fun. No comment on some of The Raid and Adkins opinions I've read.
  15. That sounded so cool. I can't wait for this Michael Jai White vs Tony Jaa dream fight they have going on.
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