Wednesday, March 4, 2009

So in the College and Careers class I lead we are going through Crazy Love with the DVD. Today we covered the second chapter and it went pretty good. I am trying really hard to get one of the guys to come out of his shell. It is really difficult because he is like a kung fu master of avoiding answering anything. OK like a drunken kung fu master making it look like pure accident and uncoordinated happenstance as he dumbly deflects each question without revealing anything.

Speaking of crazy kung fu masters I love Jackie Chan. It is pretty awesome watching the kind of stunts he can pull off. More than just some cool fights and such he pulls of insane over the top stunts. The best part, though, is the way he just doesn't take himself all that seriously. He is willing to get beat up pretty bad he makes it fun to watch not just "look how awesome I am." He runs away and chases after and often both at the same time. He uses pretty much anything in doing the stunts and fight, environment or prop it doesn't matter. He is also willing to work with other actors and let them show him up on the screen. Plus he often does all of this with broken this that or another because he does all his stunts and tries hard every take and in practice as well. In general I think he is pretty awesome but if you haven't seen him before watch the scenes in this video.

I'm not comparing Francis Chan to Jackie Chan, but I think they would get along fine. If push came to shove Jackie would mop the floor with Francis but Francis has a much better grasp of English so he could call in help so in the end it balances out pretty good.


katdish said...

You should have mentioned Charlie Chan, thereby completing the perfect AD/HD trifecta.

Nick the Geek said...

that assume that I'm focused enough to make another transition.

Matt @ The Church of No People said...

Oh man, that got me so pumped! The bicycle fight scene was *almost* as good as Will Ferrell using a bike in Step Brothers.

Nick the Geek said...


I love the way he finds new ways to use regular objects. I think my favorite is the ladder scene but the bicycle is pretty awesome.

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