There was a time when people did not take interest in martial arts movies but Bruce Lee gave best martial arts movies and popularity of this genre of movies started to rise. We regret to say that he is no more with us but people still love watching his movies. As he was an expert in martial arts so his movies included best fight scenes. After the death of legendary martial arts actor, Bruce Lee, the man who replaced him is Jackie Chan who rules the world of fighting in films. We have compiled the list of best kung fu movies of 2012 that have best fight scenes as well as a good story to entertain people. Here are the top 10 best martial arts movies of 2012.
10. Rurouni Kenshin: The Live Action Movie
Rurouni Kenshin is a popular Japanese TV series written by Shueisha. By the same name, Warner Bros has announced a movie which is going to be released later this year. The major, in this film, will be played by Takeru Satoh from whom people expect quality swordplay.
9. The Man With The Iron Fists
The story of this upcoming action movie involves a villager who has to defend himself as well as villagers. It will be released on October 26, 2012 where you can see Australian actor Russell Crowe in action. Robert Fitzgerald Diggs has written the story and he is acting as well as directing the movie.
It is semi-martial arts movies because you don’t see much of fight in Haywire. Few scenes of fight and good stunt work has been done by Gina Carano who is known for her stylish kickboxing.
7. Monkey King: Wreaking Havoc In Heavenly Palace
One of the best Chinese movies to be released this year is Monkey King: Wreaking Havoc In Heavenly Palace. It is a fantasy movie as “Heavenly Palace” indicates. This cost of this movie includes Donnie Yen, Chow Yun-Fat, Aaron Kwok and Joe Chen. Donnie Chen has been compared with Bruce Lee which is an honor for any martial arts actor.
6. The Raid: Redemption
The Raid: Redemption can be categorized as having same amount of martial arts as in above mentioned film. The main role in this Indonesian film has been played by Iko Uwais.
5. Black & White Episode 1: The Dawn of Assault
Taiwan is shown under nuclear threat where a small group of people try to save their country from crisis. The movie involves some Hollywood elements including hijacking of plane. This movie is expected to be liked by Hollywood audience too.
4. The Grandmasters
To pay attribute to grandmaster, Yip Man, Hong Kong film industry is going to release movie by the name of The Grandmasters. Tony Leung Chiu-Wai is playing the role of Yip Man in this film.
3. Tom Yum Goong 2 – The Protector 2 in 3D
Toony Joo is playing main role in this sequel that started production last year. The profit of Tom Yum Goong was more than 5 times its budget but at that time budget was low. This time they are going spend more to earn more. It is expected to be released this year but one thing is sure that public will be watching martial arts in 3D this time.
2. Chinese Zodiac
Chinese Zodiac is a Chinese way to attribute animal names to year in a cyclic way which ends in 12 years but Jackie Chan has made movie by that name because it has relation with those 12 animals. The movie did not come out of the blue as it is a sequel to Jackie Chan’s old movie. About $10 million has been spend on capturing martial arts scenes of just one fight.
1. Dragon Eyes
Two great martial artists of our time, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Cung Le, can be seen in this movie. Both of them are made part of poster of the film. Jean-Claude Van Damme is shown as trainer of Cung Le. The movie well directed by John Hyams which involves action and crime. It deserve to be the best martial movie of the year.