highways: [Dante from Devil May Cry looks down in the dark, his eyes are hidden.] (Default)
I just posted but this is totally different. I AM RE-SEMI-OBSESSED WITH JACKIE CHAN AGAIN.

Jackie Chaaaaaaaaaaaan. Keep in mind this is back when he never used wires ever. HOW IS HE STANDING UP IN SOME PLACES???

I am pretty sure he is my favorite performer. I mean, he is a really, really talented performer. HE EVEN SINGS. (He actually typically sings the theme songs to his movies in China, or at least he used to.) On that note, I really wish Little Big Soldier was released in the States and I wish I had it on DVD, which I probably would had it been released in the States. It's really good, man. A decent professional subtitling job would be nice, even, so I could show it to people who don't speak Chinese.

ANYWAY, I mean I love Jet Li, and Donnie Yen, and a bunch of other kung fu stars and I don't really care who'd win in a fist fight but seriously can anybody beat Jackie in a charisma fight. I do not think so.

It's also pretty amazing that I can (sometimes) understand him in his native language now. Another way learning Chinese has made my life more awesome. Random fact: his native language is Mandarin by the way; he was born in Hong Kong but to parents who were Chinese refugees so he speaks both Mandarin and Cantonese.

But yeah I am a raving fangirl. I should ramble about how amazing Jet Li is sometimes, though; I mean I can do that too.
highways: [David Jacobs and Jack Kelly from Newsies. David is lecturing, Jack ignoring.] (NEWSIES ☌ you're gonna go far kid)
Despite my best efforts, [personal profile] climax has dragged me into the Inception fandom even though I think it's an incredibly overrated, ridiculous and silly movie that probably would've been three or four times better if it'd ripped of The Matrix all the way instead of only halfway—the Wachowski brothers realized what they were making and used their "science" to create a few of the greatest action set pieces of all time (OF ALL TIME), while Christopher Nolan gave us a fantastic thirty-second no-gravity fight scene and spent virtually the rest of the (long, very long) movie drowning in Leo DiCaprio's angst.

Unfortunately I love the characters. Against my will, man.

My second language acquisition course was canceled so I feel like I have even less to do day to day, and I hope my German course isn't canceled also 'cause that'll put me below full time and I'm having enough trouble with financial aid already, I don't know what this will do to me.

So since I have nothing to Mondays anymore I spent yesterday watching Chinese flicks with K., including Little Big Soldier which basically reinforced my love for anything Jackie Chan. K. is giving me an appreciation for Wang Leehom, and Donnie Yen will always hold a special place in my heart, and I respect the legend and Jet Li is technically fucking amazing but oh my god, I love Jackie Chan so much. Seeing him fight makes me smile.

You may have been unaware of the fact that you have a serious Hong Kong kung fu geek on your reading list. Now you know!


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