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Bravura

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.

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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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