Kung fu movies have a long history and are also increasing in popularity today. Although Hong Kong still leads the way in producing this genre, they are enjoyed worldwide and millions of people watch them every year.
Over the years there have been several different styles portrayed. There are serious kung fu movies and the very light-hearted comical versions. Both types are popular and judging by recent box office successes, filmmakers will continue to create this style of movie for years to come.
When the original martial arts movies were made there were no CGI effects and a great deal of time and skill went into the movies. Chinese movie makers were the first to see the potential that CGI gave them and enabled them to create even more amazing movies. Fans felt that this took away the core element of the movies. Many are happy that, over the last few years, the original techniques and styles are returning. The use of hidden wires is being used and that is kind of rare today.
Some of the better kung fu movies are the ones that tell a story and are often set in old China town. These capture the audience from the beginning and carry them through the movie. The amazing martial arts techniques and moves are great
The best Martial Arts movies? That could be the subject of much debate, but movies like Hero, House of Flying Daggers and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon have only increased audience appetite for more martial arts movies. Many have been huge box office hits and have won several awards. They have also increased the popularity of great legends such as Jackie Chan. More and more people are watching these movies and enjoying them. You will find that once you begin to watch kung fu movies then you will be desperate for the sequel to come out in the cinemas.
Even Disney managed to appeal to the younger audiences with films like Kung Fu Panda. This created an interest in martial arts in the younger generation. Who knows if the film directors are producing these films to encourage more people to take up the sport or purely for ratings and awards? They will continue to make them and make them very well to encourage people to want to watch them. The skill and level of movie making is amazing and these films will continue to capture their audiences. Whether you are a fan or simply appreciate an amazing film, future productions of this genre are ones to watch and enjoy.
Source by Mel Crosby