Everyone IS Kung Fu Fighting

January 22, 2009 at 9:56 pm (Movies, The Way Earl Sees It)


This is just one of those posts where I just had a random thought, and decided to write a post about it. Has anyone else noticed the recent trend in action movies? It’s not fancy swordplay, sweet gadgets (unless you look at superheroes), or the underdog, it’s just plan brutal beatings. It’s like Jackie Chan brought in all of our favorite and future action heroes, and taught them how to take a guy out with 2 fingers. Anyone else notice this? I first realized it when I saw the trailers for Taken, and Liam Neeson is describing how brutal his daughter’s captor’s deaths are going to be. It seems that all action heroes now-a-days don’t focus as much on the right tool for the job, they just focus more on “Okay…. how many seconds and how few fingers is it gonna take me to bring this 400 pound guy to his knees?” I guess you could say Jason Bourne started this trend in the Bourne movies. I simply noticed that it was really prevalent in the new Bond movie, and that Neeson’s character in Taken is kicking some serious tail in that movie. Hopefully, this will be a new trend. It looks really cool on screen to see, it definitely adds a more realistic sense to fight scenes I’ve never seen before. My hat goes off to you Liam Neeson, Daniel Graig, Matt Damon, and anyone else that brutally destroys others’ internal organs, keep doing what you do. 



  1. dragonshensi said,

    I want to see taken.

  2. earlman27 said,

    It does look really good. I’m definitely renting it.

    I really expected you to rip this post apart.

  3. nolanator said,

    Everybody was kung fu fightin’ those kicks were fast as lightnin’.

  4. earlman27 said,


  5. nolanator said,

    There you go join in the chorus.

  6. earlman27 said,

    Man, i was really hoping you’d keep the song goin’.

  7. coffee said,

    i love how straightforward Taken was, they didn’t bother to dilly dally around with excessive plot twists

  8. earlman27 said,

    Have you seen Taken yet?

  9. nolanator said,

    My parents said Taken was good.

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