1.27.2010

Day 160--- "I'm Kickin My Ass, Do You Mind???"


So it appears as though I just squeaked through into the next round of competition thanks to an outpouring of votes from some of my friends on Facebook, also seems as though ScoMan sent a couple people my way by featuring me on his thisisTuesday post this week. I was very honored to be matched up with Michael C. Hall, couldn't have picked a better match myself. Today I have decided to do a bit of a strange post, still about people but a very very select group... I decided that something must be done about all the martial arts movies in which the lead always has a twin, and since all I do is blog, this is what must be done...

Seriously though, I have just signed up for Netflix so I am going through reviewing movies that I have seen in my past so they can suggest stuff that I'll like. When I get to the action movies it starts asking my opinion of all the ka-ra-te flicks... It then dawns on me that nearly every star in this field has made a movie in which they either end up fighting their long lost evil twin or working along side their long lost nice twin... Jean-Claude Van Damme in Double Impact, Robert Patrick in Double Dragon, Jackie Chan in Twin Dragons, and Jet Li in The One are just a few that come to mind... I'm positive that there are more out there, but I like to prove my point with 4 solid examples... Plus I didn't feel like sifting through old Chuck Norris and Steven Segal titles just to drive the point home...

Why is it that these Parent Trap type movies always seem to be staples in the careers of predominant martial art actors? Is it because they feel that their skills are so superior to others that they are eventually only worthy to fight themselves? Is it because the budget for some of these films are so low that the budget only allows them to enough to pay themselves, twice... Maybe Eddie Murphy is their favorite actor and they want to emulate his skills by playing multiple roles. I really don't know what it is that makes them feel the need to play doubles, but whatever it is it gave me inspiration for today's blog, so I am eternally grateful...

Other than being grateful I am also very inspired... Although I do not know martial arts I have been inspired to one day play my own twin in a film... I've always wondered what it would be like to have someone else walking around who looked exactly like myself (Besides a blessing to the ladies of the world), and as far as I can tell this will be the only way that I can manage... So look for me in the future in Ryan vs. Brian, (easy name choice since that is what lots of people like to call me when they first meet me anyways.)...

Thanks again to all who voted, this next week is going to be a post in the Dr. Seuss style, so that should be quite fun and interesting... Any (good) suggestions as to what I should write it about???


11 comments:

That Gal Kiki said...

You're welcome. ;)

How 'bout navigating on the LA roads?

"Oh the places, we go!"

angel6033 said...

glad to hear you made it to the next round!! :)

Chris@Knucklehead! said...

Green Eggs and Hamlet: "Wouldst thou, couldst thou, in a box?"

"I wilt not, wilt not in a box, I wouldst not, couldst not with a fox. I doth not like green eggs and ham, I doth not like them, thou art Sam."

Kyle said...

I think the twin film is a right of passage for action stars. You could say the Governor of All Action Heroes, Ahnold, did 3 movies where he comes face-to-face with himself:
Total Recall, The Last Action Hero, and The 6th Day.

Aimee said...

I'm sorry, I couldn't get past that poster of jean-claude. Fang he was hot, back in the day. One of my first crushes. mmmm yum.

x
Aimee

carissajaded said...

While I haven't seen any of these Martial arts movies, one of my lifelong dreams has been to play my own twin. I even tried it in real life when I was in elementary school...

kaloo said...

I love martial arts movies and I tend to enjoy them enough that I support the actor doubling up so that some loser-guy doesn't waste time that could be spent on him fighting.

ScoMan said...

I've started many Dr Seuss style posts in the past, and have never gotten far.

Actually I did write a whole one once during a bout of insomnia, sat on it for a few days, read it and went "What is this shit?"

I'd like to see a movie about twins who play twins in movies. I think their lives would be interesting.

And I'll try to send a few more votes your way this week. Bribery still works on people, right?

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very bad post title. really remove it.

crystal wine glasses said...

very nice post.Why Is sHe always on my mind?
why do i always think about her.

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Green Eggs and Hamlet: "Wouldst thou, couldst thou, in a box?"

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