In Case You Missed Them … 10 Films You Should See From 2011

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Donnie Yen in Wu Xia (2011) Movie Image

Wu Xia (aka Dragon)

I don’t blame you if you saw the promos for “Wu Xia” (since retitled to the generic sounding “Dragon” for International consumption, presumably because “Wu Xia” might make non-Chinese audiences’ heads explode) and thought, “Oh, man, not another Donnie Yen period martial arts movie!” Ol Donnie sure has been making up for his earlier Hong Kong film career in the last few years. But Peter Chan’s “Wu Xia” manages to give you Donnie Yen at his most badass self, but at the same time does it from a completely different angle. And if nothing else, the film features quite possibly the most absurd Third Act out-of-left-field scene of the year that should leave audiences flabbergasted, though anyone who has seen any amount of Chinese martial arts movie will be mostly just amused. Great, outrageous martial arts action (choreographed by Yen) doesn’t hurt, either.

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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    DUDE!!! You put “Batman: Year One” on your list!!! You have just jumped levels in respect. Also the fact that “Tucker and Dale Vs Evil,” and “The Guard,” and “Wu Xia” on the list helped as well. LOL Great list. Mine is forth coming.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Haha, yeah. Gotta give it respect. It’s a fantastic adaptation of the Miller storyline. And I think D.C. cranks so many of these movies out, people don’t really notice them anymore. And “Year One” I think deserves to be noticed. It’s really good.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Yeah it was. There wasn’t a whole lot of action but that was absolutely fine because they got the tone, look, and story down perfect and what a story.

  • Vineland

    Damn, I completely missed Batman Year One! Thanks for putting it on the list otherwise that would have been embarrassing. The rest of this list is really good. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil is well funny and I’m surprised no one has done a similar thing with the red-neck genre. (If they have I’d be interested to know.)

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Likewise on Tucker and Dale, I don’t think anyone has done it before.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Nope, not that I’ve seen and it was such a fun flick. Got a T-shirt for it from ComicCon =-P

  • GuiLadouche

    Drive sucks and you know it. Name one scene in the whole movie that is not some 1st year film student’s idea of “cool” after smoking a pound of weed (minimum).