I earned a certain level of respect for Jet Li some years ago when I read an interview of his where he said something to the effect of: "Martial arts is about doing what you have to do to survive. I make movies to earn a living so I can provide a life for myself and my family, not because I think I'm a great fighter."
At the time, I was more of a classic TMA nutrider, and was disappointed by this. Upon further reflection though, I respected him for saying it. He wasn't pretending to be something he wasn't, he was basically calling himself out. He copped to being an actor who used his training to look good on film, and didn't claim to be anything more. So props on that.
I remember seeing an interview with Stephen Chow, where he was asked about wire-fu.
He said he thought it was great because his kung fu sucked, so anything that made it look better was ok by him.
When life gives you lemons... BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!!
"what's the best thing about aikido then?"
"To be defeated by your enemies, to be driven by them from the field of battle, and to hear the lamentations of your women." ermghoti
The problem with Horrywood kung fu movies isn't the actors... it's the viewers. I think generally the actors know they're only acting.
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