Why the martial arts style of John Wick movies and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings owed a lot to Hong Kong cinema

//Why the martial arts style of John Wick movies and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings owed a lot to Hong Kong cinema

Why the martial arts style of John Wick movies and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings owed a lot to Hong Kong cinema

Although John Woo-style gunplay had been adopted by Hollywood in the early 1990s, it wasn’t until The Matrix trilogy that Hong Kong-style martial arts became fully integrated into mainstream films.That was, of course, down to the film’s Hong Kong martial arts choreographer Yuen Woo-ping, who trained star Keanu Reeves, and other members of the cast, in martial arts for four months before the film began.“The big thing about The Matrix was that the complex martial arts were not performed by…

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