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.