LIONHEEEAAAARRTTTT!!!!

Zeekman -

He wore jeans and boots in the last fight 

But they were chuck norris stretch jeans sir....

WRONG BET!

Tong Po was one of the legionnaires that was trying to capture Leon

 

teabagexpress -
Zeekman -

He wore jeans and boots in the last fight 

But they were chuck norris stretch jeans sir....

They had a hidden gusset. 

 

"They overdid the repeating strikes from different angles."

lol. That was his thing. The fight choreography was actually pretty shitty in his movies back then. It was all about showcasing the "moves" over and over. Now they try to make fight scenes more realistic but somehow it's not as cool as Van Damme flexing while throwing an upward elbow strike or flying 360 kick was back then.

PeteyWheatstraw - "They overdid the repeating strikes from different angles."

lol. That was his thing. The fight choreography was actually pretty shitty in his movies back then. It was all about showcasing the "moves" over and over. Now they try to make fight scenes more realistic but somehow it's not as cool as Van Damme flexing while throwing an upward elbow strike or flying 360 kick was back then.

 

In this JCVD movie it was particulary bad. In his other movies, they at least tried ot make it look like the simply performed the same move 4 times in a row

 

It's all on Attila

Pesci's Pen -

They renamed the movie. It's now called "Leon". 

I think it's on Amazon

Stupid move to rename a classic. Who's genius idea in marketing was that one?

Cecil Peoples scored it 2-1 for Atilla.

 

tonberry -
Pesci's Pen -

They renamed the movie. It's now called "Leon". 

I think it's on Amazon

Stupid move to rename a classic. Who's genius idea in marketing was that one?
Wasn't it called Leon overseas or something?

Jack Carter - 
PeteyWheatstraw - "They overdid the repeating strikes from different angles."

lol. That was his thing. The fight choreography was actually pretty shitty in his movies back then. It was all about showcasing the "moves" over and over. Now they try to make fight scenes more realistic but somehow it's not as cool as Van Damme flexing while throwing an upward elbow strike or flying 360 kick was back then.

 

In this JCVD movie it was particulary bad. In his other movies, they at least tried ot make it look like the simply performed the same move 4 times in a row


 


Van Damme would take always a few licks and get a couple bruises a little blood trickle, then he would scream, then his opponent would go brain dead and let Van Damme would cut loose with some crazy spinning shit. Like the director didn't want anyone or anything distracting from the beauty of Van Damme's sweet kicks. I remember a scene in Cyborg where a dude just stands still in a swap holding a machete, Van Damme jumps out of the water with a spin kick and caves his face in. lol.

Some of his earlier movies actually had cool fight scenes. His fight with Sho Kosugi in Black Eagle was pretty decent. Same with his kickboxing matches in No No Retreat No Surrender.

tonberry - 
Pesci's Pen -

They renamed the movie. It's now called "Leon". 

I think it's on Amazon

Stupid move to rename a classic. Who's genius idea in marketing was that one?


I think it was named Leon first

PeteyWheatstraw - "They overdid the repeating strikes from different angles."

lol. That was his thing. The fight choreography was actually pretty shitty in his movies back then. It was all about showcasing the "moves" over and over. Now they try to make fight scenes more realistic but somehow it's not as cool as Van Damme flexing while throwing an upward elbow strike or flying 360 kick was back then.

Van Damme's fight scenes are awesome! In fact the 80s action movie scenes are MUCH better than modern garbage.

PeteyWheatstraw - "They overdid the repeating strikes from different angles."

lol. That was his thing. The fight choreography was actually pretty shitty in his movies back then. It was all about showcasing the "moves" over and over. Now they try to make fight scenes more realistic but somehow it's not as cool as Van Damme flexing while throwing an upward elbow strike or flying 360 kick was back then.

The use of slo-mo in action scenes is an art unto itself. And with Van Damme's ability to do cool-looking moves, slo-motion accentuates them even more.

From Hard Target:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olwhgn-b2uo