younggrasshopperer
whiteguykarate:

The Raid 2 (2014) | Iko Uwais | Cecep Arif Rahman

it’s still hard for me how to understand how they pulled this off, with so little effort or establishing the prowess of Rahman’s nameless character they were still able to convey that this was going to be THE fight of the movie AND were able to deliver on that.

whiteguykarate:

The Raid 2 (2014) | Iko Uwais | Cecep Arif Rahman

it’s still hard for me how to understand how they pulled this off, with so little effort or establishing the prowess of Rahman’s nameless character they were still able to convey that this was going to be THE fight of the movie AND were able to deliver on that.

art-of-swords

art-of-swords:

Inside the World of Longsword Fighting

Longsword enthusiasts are resurrecting ancient sword technique as a modern, organized sport, with timed bouts and complex rules.

Source: Copyright © 2014 New York Times

really cool! I wonder (assume) what impact this has on stage combat too, especially as it grows. Looks fun as hell, would love to learn (if but I had the time)

gutsanduppercuts

Anonymous asked:

Upon wondering what Iko Uwais' next project will be, I looked at the rumoured American remake for The Raid. So far Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3) is attached to Direct. This is insulting right?

gutsanduppercuts answered:

It’s par for the course. I’m not exactly excited for the project but it could be a nice Hollywood actioner. Although, “The Expendables 3” was a fucking travesty of a film so I’m not entirely sold on the director either.
Taylor Kitsch is supposedly attached as the lead and…well…I don’t hate him nearly as much as everyone seems to. I actually like him in a few things.

Yayan Ruhian and Iko Uwais are on choreography duty so there’s that to look forward to. But, otherwise, there’s not that much I’m gung ho about when it comes to this one.

can the best choreographers in the biz save a project that is otherwise just a lackluster whitewash? I remain skeptical…