8/09/2007 10:19pm, #11
Did Kung Fu movies hurt Martial arts?
Lets ask Master Jackson:
Originally Posted by Master Jackson"You know what I like about you, William? You like guns AND meditation."
8/09/2007 10:21pm, #12
Yes, I agree it had an effect. I feel it is a scapegoat. Yeah they make the problems worse but, it was pretty bad before hand.
8/09/2007 10:31pm, #13
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No, I think Kung Fu movies can take a lot of the blame. Before the HK movies, a Karate guy was impressive for fighting ONE big guy, or maybe 2 regular guys. Then, Kung Fu movies come in, and suddenly, these guys are fighting a room full of guys. I was at West Wind, when I was 15, and I had mentioned to one of the "instructors" that Danny Inasantos enjoyed his teachers movies, "except when he fought all those guys". The Instructor says, "Oh no, he could really take on all those guys!". His name was Mr DeSerio. What a putz. Of course, I trained there, so I, too, was a putz.
8/09/2007 10:55pm, #14Originally Posted by new2bjj
Like I said I think it exacerbated the problem that already existed.
I blame teachers more as I get older.
See with all the cool movies I saw growing up someone always set me right.
Cars can't fly.
Lightsabers don't exist.
Godzilla doesn't attack Japan on a regular basis.
No one was around to debunk all the crap in the MA movies. Hell, teachers I encountered named specific BS movies to watch.
8/09/2007 11:23pm, #15
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8/09/2007 11:28pm, #16
Naw not anymore.
I did "karate" for so man years I don't care. Where I lay most the blame is irrelevant.
I do blame them for skewed sense of Morality and Honor people get from these supposed movies.
I can seriously say I've watched over a thousand Martial Art movies. There are a select few that teach you to respect elders. That is a misconception.
8/09/2007 11:48pm, #17Originally Posted by It is Fake
New legend of shao lin
the series Kung Fu
any shao lin movie
in many chinese movies the old dude is bad ass, and in many american movies (and tv shows, especially lately) the old dude or father is portrayed as a bumbling idiot. The wife and children constantly disrespect him. Compare Al Bundy to Ward Cleaver. I assume you're a dad, surely you notice this trend.
I'll give you Lion King though.
8/10/2007 12:41am, #18
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Wow, Ghost Dad and When Tae Kwon Do Strikes mentioned in just two pages.
8/10/2007 12:54am, #19Originally Posted by switchblade
Okay obviously you only watch one genre.
You need to remove Drunken Master.
Kung fu TV series (not a movie) is American so you just owned yourself.
New legend of Shaolin? Okay you are trolling now. You got me.
in many chinese movies the old dude is bad ass, and in many american movies (and tv shows, especially lately) the old dude or father is portrayed as a bumbling idiot. The wife and children constantly disrespect him. Compare Al Bundy to Ward Cleaver. I assume you're a dad, surely you notice this trend. An Oldman being a badass, which many American movies have, wasn't what you said.
name one american movie that teaches you to respect your elders (or they will place several hot teacups on you till you can't move).
Boys in Tha Hood.
He Got Game
On Golden Pond
Kramer vs. Kramer
War of the Worlds
Since you wanted serious movies not comedies. Even though that's what half your list contains.
Short lists that were semi-popular movies there are more.
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8/10/2007 12:57am, #20Originally Posted by CodosDePiedra
Oh I missed My Father is Hero=Unbreakable IMO.