Action Film Autopsy #16 Supple Mental!

My, we do go on, don’t we?

But the way I figure it, this one was extra long  to make up for the extra short one last time!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_of_Heroes

http://www.hkmdb.com/db/movies/view.mhtml?id=17518&display_set=eng

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_White_Storm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Mekong

The western I alluded to was specifically Rio Bravo, which had a similar plot to Call of Heroes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Bravo_(film)

For more details on the era the film took place in:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warlord_Era

One of my favorite films star Sean Lau starred in:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Detective

As for Chinese movie star English names…!

http://www.dw.com/en/why-some-chinese-speakers-also-use-western-names/a-18966907

Then there’s the Shaolin Poles I stumbled over, made (in)famous by this film…

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076570/combined

And the one I mentioned…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Monkey_(1993_film)

While we’re at it, why not watch the operative scene (the poles appear at about the 2mn mark)?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bTh3UH3ICM

Oh, why not take a look at the scene in question (with Eddie Peng and Wu Jing)?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBnlVKOUw5c

And, if, like me, you want to help keep the genre alive:

https://www.amazon.com/Call-Heroes-Blu-ray-Sammo-Hung/dp/B01M06JJEO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1490205585&sr=8-2&keywords=Call+of+heroes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logan_(film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Mangold

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-23

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Hama

 

And now, all the Superman allusions/homages:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superman_(1978_film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superman_Returns

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Return_of_Doctor_Mysterio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUiuaRjPHjg

 

Turns out Logan did okay at the box office (just not as good as some wanted):

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=wolverine2017.htm

Like Easter eggs?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGPzowjc6SU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09xLzClgk4w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA2ETp0ESYA

Now, let’s give Logan the last word (line):

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/logan-ending-explained-wolverine-director-james-mangold-a7617906.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get_Out_(film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan_Peele

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stepford_Wives_(1975_film)

As for the so-called “controversy” —

http://ew.com/movies/2017/03/13/get-out-daniel-kaluuya-samuel-l-jackson/

http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/03/samuel-l-jackson-get-out-black-british-actors-not-meant-negative

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Owens

https://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/new-york-city/amc-empire-25

http://sao-movie.net/us/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sword_Art_Online_The_Movie:_Ordinal_Scale

 

https://blackamericaweb.com/2017/02/02/hidden-figures-director-defends-films-fictional-white-savior/

http://www.eurweb.com/2017/02/hidden-figures-director-defends-decision-to-add-fictitious-white-savior-to-movie/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Kong

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kong:_Skull_Island

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan_Vogt-Roberts

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Caine_Mutiny

http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0031055/quotes

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moby-Dick

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Ahab

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Fong

 

In case I mispronounced his name:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Hiddleston

 

And now, the “Chinese actress (sorry about the “L and R pronunciation” crap)”

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1320897/

https://www.instagram.com/jingtian/?hl=en

Turns out Kong was motion captured:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/kong-skull-island-kong-actor-sequel-plans-andy-serkis-blessing-982044

 

The franchise continues!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgK76f_RjAc

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Fist_(TV_series)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3322310/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finn_Jones

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3645691/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retroactive_continuity

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_52

 

THE fight scene Marvel/Netflix seems to love the most:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwIIDzrVVdc

 

And, while we’re at it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mRlpRtFDyg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqIBGEcKhGs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0yQbpoQ0hY

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Into_the_Badlands_(TV_series)

 

Turns out Outlander and Game of Thrones, as well as Vikings and Ripper Street are also filmed, in whole or in part, in Ireland.

 

Have a taste of the action and training:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OuKt8KCCqI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yctd7NGv5ds

 

Nick Frost’s previous performance (he was a collaborator with Simon Pegg on such cult classics as Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz — all which I blanked on during the recording):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_Christmas_(Doctor_Who)

Now, just to get the taste of this stuff out of my head, here’s some better stuff Daniel and Stephen (and his co-choreographer Ku Huen-chiu) have done:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01jDsiEGkj8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGftHBGw8Ks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0HN7Ck-Uv0

Now, finally, we reveal the nasty thing that kept interrupting our podcast recording!

Bad car! Bad, bad car!

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