martial artist and actor

do you think the reason so many clusters get taken down by BPO because they’re not nearly as stacked as the main one? I mean in the main one you have a hacker, a cop, an amazing martial artist, an actor with so many hidden talents, a skilled driver, someone who probably knows multiple hideouts in all of europe, a ruthless fighter who will do anything to protect the people he cares about, and someone who knows all about medicine and pharmaceuticals. like of course they’re the ones giving BPO so many problems. there is literally nothing they cant do

anonymous asked:

Hehe man, i bet a person with your knowledge of fighting must suffer terribly whenever watching any movie with a fight scene

Honestly, that’s more of an exception than the rule. Most of the time, when a stunt choreographer is putting together a fight scene, they’re working to create something visually engaging that meshes with the tone of the film as a whole. Usually, the only time a fight scene becomes irritating is when the stuntwork doesn’t fit with what the film is trying to do, or when the performers are trying to kludge something in a way that really doesn’t work (on screen).

On screen fights don’t have to follow reality at all. That’s not (usually) a problem. If the intended tone is spectacle, then flashy and flamboyant fight scenes can be remarkably enjoyable. There are also a lot of very good martial artists who’ve gone onto film. If you’re looking at something like Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, or even Jean Claude Van Damme, you’re seeing some very talented martial artists, who’ve put a lot of time developing their martial arts into a visually compelling performance.

The irony in all of this is, some actors who are, kinda, mediocre as actors are exceedingly good martial artists, meaning when you watch their films with an untrained eye, you’re seeing a very different (probably less appealing) film from someone who’s actually gone through some training, and can really recognize what they’re seeing. Van Damme is a pretty good example of this. To put it gently, he’s not a fantastic actor. He is, however, an amazing martial artist with a real talent for presentation.

In very general terms, when you’re talking about martial artists on film, the ability to deliver an entertaining performance is what’s most important. It’s what separates the martial artists you know by name from the thousands of equally skilled practitioners you’ve never heard of.

Now, experience and knowledge does change the kinds of things you value in films. Personally, I find characters that plan ahead, and start setting up contingencies ahead of time, far more interesting than ones that simply stumble in and hope things go for the best.

If you’re thinking that knowing what you’re looking at ruins films forever, that’s simply not the case. It just means you’re more likely to recognize a film where the choreographer and stunt crew weren’t on the same page as the cinematography and direction.

It’s probably worth remembering, with films, there are a lot of people working together to make the action sequences (not just the fight scenes) work. That is their area of expertise, and unless they’re asleep at the switch, they’ll do their best to sell the script. Stunt performers are a major, unsung, hero in modern films.

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anonymous asked:

I just read an article about the live-action Mulan remake, and the director said that so far, there are no plans to include the musical numbers. She also described it as a "girly martial arts extravaganza" and that bothers me soooooo much. This is the first live-action princess remake that has poc main characters and it feels like being cheated. It's so rare for asians to be in musicals.

I AGREE WITH YOU 100%!!! 

I mean Beauty and The Beast is the only live adaption film Disney has done so far that is a full out musical with the exception of The Jungle Book ft. like two songs in it. But Mulan is my all time favorite Disney movie, it was the epitome of my childhood. I think Mulan being a musical would be an incredible experience.

I think it is a shame that Asians do not get enough credit when it comes to art because I can think of so many talented people I know who are incredibly talented martial artists, dancers, singers, actors, artists, etc. I think Mulan could definitely showcase all of that if it was going to be a musical!!! I can just imagine how cool the choreography would be for I’ll Make a Man Out of You and I cannot believe we’re missing out on that!

And you’re right! It is rare for Asians to be in musicals. I think Lea Salonga has definitely helped paved way for Asians on Broadway (she was in Les Miserables! That’s a super white musical! She’s also the singing voice of Mulan too) + Phillipa Soo has also been killing it on Broadway with Great Comet, Hamilton, and Amelie under her belt. But in a mainstream setting, I think it’s still difficult to find a musical that has exclusively Asian roles like Allegiance, Miss Saigon, or The King and I (and believe it or not some productions still cast WHITE PEOPLE to play King Mongkut or even have an entire cast that’s white…). 

Also I agree, I think the director Niki Caro could have described the film better. The full context of the quote is “But the budget and the location and the story is offering such scope to me for [an] incredible, muscular piece of girly martial arts extravaganza in China. And I can’t wait.” (Disney’s Live-Action ‘Mulan’ Will Be a ‘Girly Martial Arts Extravaganza’). And I think calling it a “muscular  piece of a girly martial arts extravaganza in China” is so cringeworthy. Mulan defied the idea that women and men are not confined to their gender normative or traditional values. It’s clear Caro is trying imply that Mulan is masculine but also feminine but conveys it poorly. If it was spoken about a man, the quote wouldn’t say “muscular piece of manly martial arts extravaganza”, it would just say “martial arts extravaganza” because men are already inherently assumed to be muscular and masculine. 

ya ever just…..think about how bad the last airbender movie was? …..i do…… has there ever been a starker contrast between how good an original media source is and how royally bad the remake/adaptation/etc is.? like i get distressed thinking about it how did they mess that up so bad

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{{Please watch the episode when it airs new on Disney XD in your timezone}}


Back at it again with Marco trying to buy some tickets to an 8 hour marathon of his favorite actor’s movies. Disney XD shows sure do always have the sold out concert/ticketed event episode (Svtfoe, phineas & Ferb, Gravity Falls), not that I mind, just pointing it out.

Hey Marco~ Can I get your help with something?

Star, baby doll, how did you do that to yourself. Oooo~h I gotcha! Starco Trash Brain says that you were tangling yourself up so Mr. Diaz here could untangle you……I’m done. She probably genuinely got herself tangled in them, but what was she doing with them in the first place? Unlike how I originally thought, it wasn’t decorating, but we never really get any form of explanation.

So, Mackie Hand’s name, punny as it is, is probably a reference to Jackie Chan

However the mention of how he died could be a reference to Brandon Lee, martial artist, actor and son of Bruce Lee, who passed unfortunately do to a tragic failed stunt while filming a movie.

Marco describes Mackie Hand very similarly to how Star worshiped Mina Loveberry


Anyway poor Marco, of course the tickets to a popular event would be sold out on the day OF the event. 

Don’t worry, I’m sure there’s still a chance you could get a ticket.

Good things don’t happen to me.”

*scoffs* Ahem, A LOT of good things happen to you. Is that a challenge, Mr. Diaz because look who came a-fire burning on the dance floor to put a stop to them fighting words. Tom, how are you not melting that ice cream, bro? 

Nice of you to pop in, you don’t even knock? Star knocked. 

Thanks to the recent online promo and synopsis from way back when, we already know Tombone here ain’t back from Daisyland and wanting to hang out with Miss Butterfly. The honor goes to Marco, who was bewildered by the very idea- what, no every time I see you you threaten my life with fire and stuff mentality- until Demon Boy flashed his pearly fangs and tickets to the only thing that will make happy at the moment.

Tom, don’t be flashy

Star starts to chew her way out of her light restraints, while Tom apologizes for every temper tantrum he’s had thus far and promises to be good, Marco detects a whiff of bullpucky and asks Star what his angle is. Star says he’s trying the “Bury the hammer”  [hatchet] and suggests he go with him. Good on you Star, rational thinking. I like it. The final deciding factor is that Tom decided to throw sparkly pixie dust on the tickets to make them extra tempting and Marco falls for it: Hook, line, and sinker. 

I hope they untied Star before they left because that is the last we see of her for the rest of both episodes. Bye Star.

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Much as I enjoyed rewatching Sense8 over the holidays in the lead up to the Christmas Special, I couldn’t help but think how convenient it was that this cluster had such a diverse and highly useful set of skills (hacker, martial artist, cop, actor, driver, etc.). I’d kind of like to see a parody where a group of sensates are all just average work-a-day schlubs with no extraordinary talents to speak of.

*group needs to break into a password protected computer to save one of its members*

Character 1: “Come on, it’s 2017. Don’t any of you know anything about computers?”

Character 2 sheepishly raises hand: “I’m pretty good with Microsoft Office.”

anonymous asked:

By saying it plays in to the all Asians are martial artists stereotype is pretty silly, a lot of Asian actors have backgrounds in martial arts because they've learned it as part of their culture and then some don't, but for those that do like Lewis Tan and Ryan Potter would be very eager to play lead roles that make use of their martial arts background, in trying to avoid that stereotype it gives ownership of Asian culture to the whites, so long as they're well rounded they're fine

I feel like part of the misconception actually comes from how the stereotype has been portrayed here in the US. Because when you see the “Asian martial artist stereotype” it’s either a bad guy, or the wise mystical mentor, or they’re completely one dimensional in general. And never the lead. So for some Americans they’re not even able to associate a personality like Danny’s fitting into the narrative of an Asian martial artist character. It sounds absurd, I know, but I can’t tell you how often I hear someone say that Danny can’t be Asian because of his NAME. Today someone reblogged something of mine and argued that Stephen Strange is the whitest name ever and he’s from capslock PHILADELPHIA. It’s hilarious because it’s so sad. The other day someone’s response when I was talking about Lewis Tan as Danny was “But Danny is so goofy.” Asians can’t have a good sense of humor apparently… People have been so brainwashed. Our media is that horrible. People who don’t have a diverse group of friends aren’t able to comprehend that people that don’t look like you CAN HAVE PERSONALITIES TOO. Geez. Back to the stereotype. You can’t tell Asians that they have to be the martial artist side kick or villain since the beginning and then turn around and say “but if you were the lead it would be a stereotype because he’s a martial artist.” It’s just a new way to screw qualified people out of good roles. Especially when you’re taking Asian culture to use as a backdrop and prop to the story for white heroes, don’t then turn around and say that you’re taking some kind of moral ground by not stereotyping an Asian actor as a martial artist. The point is Danny Rand being Asian-American and as an adult discovers the ties to his legacy and heritage in such an incredible way would be a wonderful story about taking ownership of your culture and the general relationship between culture and immigrant American families. The potential… all that potential just sitting there…

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