I thought I'd get a thread going dedicated to the famous Hong Kong Action Star: Donnie Yen.
For those that don't know who Donnie Yen is, he is a martial artist and an actor/director/producer. He starred in movies such as Ip Man 1, 2 &
upcoming 3. Dragon (Wu Xia), Flashpoint, Killzone, and most recently, Kung Fu Killer (Kung Fu Jungle). Basically, if you've only seen movies from
Jackie Chan or Jet Li in the past, you've been missing out big time.
Loved him very much as an action star, from a very early era, like the Mismatched Couples (1985).
originally posted by: cj6
He was awesome in Blade 2
He certainly was!
I forgot what his name was, like Snow or something and he was mute in there.
I was almost blown away to find out recently that he got cast in Star Wars: Rogue One.
I mean, he's the missing piece of the puzzle, in almost all Star Wars films. Imagine if Donnie can incorporate some of the fighting techniques and
choreography from his Asian films into the Star Wars Universe, it is going to be wicked.
Yup he was Snowman he shouldn't have died so quickly though. He's gonna kill it in Star Wars for sure, I just hope they let him actually talk and
I kinda want him to be on the dark side cuz he's a bad A S S
Yep, the raid 2 is the only movie I saw in the cinema where I immediately went back and watched it again. Greatest martial arts action flick of all
time by a long way.
I really liked how Yen evolved his style in flashpoint to incorporate more MMA stuff but he's always been great at bringing different fighting styles
to movies where others tend to focus on only one or two. He's a very well rounded martial artist that's continually growing and adapting.
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