re-imagined through the lens of Martial Arts screen writers. Seeing the swordsmen twirling in the air with Jackie Chan types of moves brings a smile to my face. Here are a few other movies that used Martial Arts acrobatics as a vehicle:
- The Matrix: In some ways the exploits of Neo were subservient to his mission. Interesting how this SciFi flick gets physical. Probably would be too geeky without the high flying and spinning acrobatics.
- James Bond Flicks: Over the years the finesse of Judo gave way to Karate brawling and the once suave super spy became a buffed out street fighter.
- Shanghai Noon: Blatant and ludicrous exploitation of Martial Arts in an Old West setting. Reminiscent of the campy old "Kung Fu" television series.
- V for Vendetta: Another super hero with special Martial Arts skills used to achieve idealistic goals. Have to wonder where "V" got his training.