Now some of you are going to go through this list and be like “wtf, that’s not a martial arts movie!”. The truth is, in the past this section was more dedicated to films I wanted to review but didn’t know where to place them. The more obvious examples will eventually be moved and placed into another list, but I generally count anything where there is any kind of martial arts. It can be a medieval movie, where Knights fight each other with swords or it can be a full on karate film. It’s all up to me and what I feel like doing.
But in general, what can you expect? Kung Fu (Jackie Chan, Jet Li), Karate (Sonny Chiba), Samurai (Toshiro Mifune, Shintaro Katsu), western fist-cuff actioners (Chuck Norris, Steven Seagal) and even some superhero spectacles if the fight scenes involve choreography in some way, shape or form. As I said, it depends what I feel like doing.
HOW RATINGS WORK- Besides the rating, colors are also used to describe my opinion. If the link has none of these colors, then I haven’t colored them yet.
4/4 – Flawless movie, or if there is a flaw, then it doesn’t bring it down.
3.5/4 – Flawed, but brilliant
3/4 – Good movie. Great for genre fans.
2.5/4 – It’s alright. Good for genre fans.
2/4 – Average. Genre fans may like it.
1.5/4 – Pretty Bad. Possibly enjoyable for all the wrong reasons, or it might be a bad movie with a few good things in it.
1/4 – Terrible.
0.5/4 – I might kill the person who made this movie.
0/4 – Whoops, I did kill the person that made this movie.