martial arts

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Kung Fury (2015) picture

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Kung Fury travels through time to fight the forces of Kung Führer.

A fantastic action-comedy, most especially for people who grew up in the 1980s.



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Fearless - (2006 movie) poster

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A boy with a chip on his shoulder learns a hard lesson only after years.

It's fair, but it loses a lot of momentum by changing style multiple times throughout.



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Oldboy - (2003 movie) image

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A man is kidnapped and held for reasons he's never told, only to be let out to be confused alongside this movie's viewers.

I want to like this, I really do, but it makes no damned sense.



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In a forest where any who die rise as zombies, an escaped convict does something something.

I got 1/3 in and got bored. It's too over-the-top.



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Fist of Legend - (1994 movie) image

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Upon hearing of his master's death, a man returns to Shanghai amidst tensions from its Japanese occupation, and learns there was foul play.

Quite a good movie, with all the basic elements. There's next to none of the B-movie cheese that's pervasive of such films, so it's good enough for everyday people.



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The Last Samurai - (2003 movie) poster

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https://www.warnerbros.com/movies/last-samurai

An American captain, suffering from PTSD-induced nightmares so bad he became alcoholic, is brought back into the trade as a consultant and trainer to suppress the civil war in Japan and fight against its old warrior class, the samurai.

Dare I say this is one of the greats. It has various classic elements without being tiring and obvious, and maintains a great pace and tone.



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