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Boardgames and lesser pursuits


As someone who watched Hong Kong action films from almost the beginning of them being a thing, let me state that the climactic fight scene in the 2nd Daredevil episode (“Cut Man”) is stunning. Not just for what it does; for what it leaves out. It is more “brutal” than high flying. And a long, single take fight, at least according to this interview (never believe anything in a entertainment rag, but it seems possible). It’s not massive 4 minute, multi-story Tony Jaa brawl but that took months to pull off. This had clarity and elegance.

And, unlike in the movies, people spend time catching their breath.  Like you do.


Written by taogaming

April 24, 2015 at 8:19 pm

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  1. By absolutly total weird coincidence, I watched that episode last night and I absolutly agree: Its a great scene. It offers something new, it has great pacing and rhythm (fight-break-fight-break) and its soimewhat realistic but also offers the marchal arts stuff we expect. To find that in a series (and not in a movie) was a very pleasant surprise and I really look forward to the rest of the season…

    peer sylvester

    April 26, 2015 at 1:53 am

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