I'm tired of listening to people debate who the greatest action stars are and not even mentioning Jackie Chan. Look, I know this is America and we think everything here is better than everything anywhere else.
Well wake the fuck up.
The fact is that Hong Kong action in the 80's is the best action you'll ever get. Now listen, I am a martial arts fanatic. I admit it. But that's not all Hong Kong has to offer. They offer the best stunts, the best gunplay (Jon Woo, nuff said) and the best overall action sequences.
And the King of HK during the 80's was Jackie Chan. People in America might only know Jackie as the silly old man, especially now that he's doing films with people like Billy Ray fuck Cyrus. And they watch him bond with Chris Tucker and Owen Wilson and go, "Look at that Chinaman. Doing his flips and throwing his high kicks, what a goofy Chinaman." Well, fuck you very much. If you want to see what Jackie Chan was capable of doing in his prime, check out films like Police Story, Police Story 2, Project A 1 and 2, Wheels on Meals, Dragons Forever, Armor of God I and 2, Legend of Drunken Master. Yeah, he still does flips and throws high kicks, but he's also fucking insane and hardcore. And if you're one of those people that say that Jackie Chan can't act, check out Heart of Dragon. And if it doesn't make you cry, then you know that you're a piece of shit.
I hear some people complain that Jackie Chan doesn't speak English well enough. They can't stand his accent. I guess people like their action stars to be eloquent and easy to understand, like Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Well, you're idiots. If you think Van Damme and Chuck Norris made good martial arts films, go watch some HK films and realize you don't know what you're talking about.