Why Jackie Chan is AWESOME

I love Jackie Chan. I believe he is, at the very least, extremely and utterly awesome. Not only does he make the bad guys cry but he does it in his awesome and fun way. I shall share with you my top three awesome reasons why I love this awesome actor, action choreographer, filmmaker, comedian, director, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer and stunt performer. Did I mention he is awesome?

First of all his fight scenes are epic and as true as that is what I really love about him is that he is not afraid to take a hit. Countless times he is seen rubbing his nose after some object collides with it. Apart from that, his martial arts is beyond spectacular. I have never been a big fan of Bruce Lee and always thought that Jackie Chan was a better, perhaps not martial artist, actor. In many of his movies his martial arts has been cheeky and somewhat sassy. Usually, the climatic scenes in his movies are worth watching. Perhap s what makes his stunts even more impressive in his ‘too-many-to-count’ movies is his lack of stunt doubles or special effects. All of the stunts you see are Jackie himself. I believe the following videos prove my point:

For his Stunts

For his Fght Scenes:

Oh, stop crying Chuck.

Another reason why Jackie Chan’s movies are aweosme is that they are usually funny. Granted, most of his movies are not comedies but very few of them are completely devoid of Jackie Chan’s sense of humor. Whether his fights are funny or just his dialogue, the comedy is always present in his movies. In recent years he has tried his hand at comedy action movies too, for example, Shanghai Noon, the Rush Hour trilogy, Kung Fu Panda 1 and 2, The Spy Next Door. They have turned out pretty good, haven’t they? Kung Fu Panda 2 was hilarious although in both the movies I hate the fact that Monkey (Jackie Chan) gets very few lines. Here’s a scene from Rush Hour. How many people can say that they were taught how to dance and say “y’all” by Chris Tucker? Jackie Chan can.

My favorite Jackie Chan movies are:

  • New Police Story
  • Shanghai Noon
  • Rush Hour 1, 2 and 3
  • Kung Fu Panda 1 and 2 too if you’ll allow it
  • Who  Am I? (though I haven’t watched it completely)

Yes, even after 53 years of age (in which he received the Order of the British Empire, who knew?!) and hundreds of films and bones broken, Jackie Chan is still awesome.

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About The Raftsman

I'm 16. I'm gonna be super rich soon. So better start sucking up. Edit: I'm about to turn 18, there's still time for you to start sucking up. Just saying.

2 responses to “Why Jackie Chan is AWESOME

  1. Indeed he is awesome 🙂 I also think he is a terribly underrated dramatic actor. If only director would allow him to emote a bit more, more people will be surprised at how good of an actor he is.

    • Yeah, totally. He has been, rather unfortunately, dubbed the martial artist of Hollywood and is always hired to beat the crap out of people (not complaining, though).
      1911, however is an upcoming drama history movie in which I think he will be able to show some more emotions.

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The Raftsman is a Pakistani citizen who thinks too much of himself and likes to refer to himself in the third person. He decided to make a blog after he got an A in English. He enjoys reading and making comics, watching movies, fooling around on Photoshop and After Effects, playing games like a n00b on his Xbox 360 and cricket. He would like to be an actor or a film director as he likes to make films. His allocated name is Abdullah Shahid. This blog is basically what his mind churns out whenever it gets too bored. The WetPuddle will hope to contain his comics, stuff about movies and random blog posts explaining things he likes.

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