The fall of Jackie Chan

In the early nineties I was one of those few bored teenagers that were hooked on the stylish Hong Kong action movies that seem to make Hollywood action movies look pale in comparison.

Whereas Hollywood focused on big pyrotechnics and extravagant stunts laden with CGI and special effects Hong Kong had dramatic undertones often utilising specialist stunt techniques that often made the protagonists look super-human and yet, so very cool.

So why did it all go so horribly wrong, and who is to blame?

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It came from the 80’s!

Do you remember those teenage movies from the 1980s? Remember how no film seems to recapture that time as well? Remember how the movies seem to capture moments in montage moments that stirred the soul?

Movies such as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Back to the Future and so forth were the embodiment of my childhood and early teens. The movies that had montage moments were also cool.

So lets look back at some of the movies that had stirring montage moments that were decidedly hammy:

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