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Movie tickets MARTIAL ARTS MOVIES
Movie Rating Comments
Ong Bak 1
Ong Bak 2
Ong Bak 3
****
Tremendous martial arts. Ong Bak 1 has a nice scene showing some of the postures/movements of Mauy Thai. Ong Bak 3 has a great underwater scene that is very "Tai Chi".

Shaolin Temple
****
 

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
****
Good Martial Arts. A little heavy on the WireFu. Also a good movie with a real script and acting and everything.

Unleashed
****
Harsh Martial Arts. Rough story. Jet Li as an enslaved, mentally undeveloped attack dog. Worth the watch.

Shaolin Temple 3:
North Vs South
****
 

Fist of Legend
****
 

Iron Monkey
****
Featuring Donnie Yen

Drunken Tai Chi
****

The Matrix
****
 

Tai Chi Zero
***
A strange combination of steam punk and martial arts. Some of the martial arts are very good with clear examples of Chen-style Tai Chi. Some of the martial arts are clearly for movies - wirefu.

Kids From Shaolin
***
 

Romeo Must Die
***
 

Black Mask
***
 

The Matrix: Reloaded
***
BTW - Even if you could download Kung Fu straight into your mellon, your body will still need to pratice and condition before you could do it.

Once Upon a Time in China 2
**
Featuring Donnie Yen

The One
**
Good Jet Li fights with Bagua; Bad Jet Li fights with Xingyi

Shanghai Knights
**
Donnie Yen as the Chinese Bad Guy. Watch the DVD extras for the extended and much better final fight scene between Donnie and Jackie.

Revenge of the Tai Chi Master
*
Introduction has 2 high level Chen style taiji masters

Road House
*
Patrick Swayze doing chest flexing tai chi. Movie has nudity.

The Recruit
*
Trainees doing taiji. Not much taiji but a decent movie.

Knock Around Guys
*
Very short, very bad taiji but funny dialogue about it.

Die Hard 2
*
Bad guy does taiji briefly.

      Ratings are based on the quality of the martial arts.
      Do not expect too much from the story or acting.
      Not all of these movies are appropriate for folks under 17.