Posted by Rush
Posted by fedorwins1
I don't really like the "stereotypical" action movies(Steven Seagal) , but I like the Tony Jaa movies(Ong Bak).
what's the difference?
Steven Seagal makes (imo) cheesy, trite crap over and over again, whereas Tony Jaa makes movies that capture the true form and spirit of Muay Thai. I can't watch a Seagal movie without gagging, but I could watch Jaa's films all day. I could sit there and say "Oh yeah no need for this awesome combo, that first clean kick would have floored that guy", but its visually impressive so I suspend my knowledge of reality a little bit to enjoy the movie. I also enjoy hong kong martial arts movies, which while they are less about pure technique and more about amazingly sequenced and choreographed stunts and fight scenes, are still very visually impressive, even if they do overdo the whole "Getting punched in the face, flying 10 feet through the air and crashing through a table" kinda thing.
I enjoy martial arts movies, they are just easy, fun viewing. I like films that challenge me, ask me questions or emotionally move me, but there are times when I like to switch off and just watch Stallone shoot the crap out of everything with an M60!