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May. 16, 2007by: Ben Barna
I love that no matter how many times Jet Li says hell never make another action movie again, another action movie starring Jet Li pops up. Come to think of it, whenever a celebrity says theyre quitting the biz they never actually do i.e. Jay-Z. Perhaps its a combination of the millions of dollars theyre offered, and the realization that they cant do anything else and being a regular citizen kind of blows.

Having said that, the trailer for Lis new movie WAR is insane. Not good insane, not bad insane, just crazy insane. Its the most frenetically paced, quick-cutted, congested piece of movie advertising I have ever seen. Its positively seizure-inducing. Jet Li reunites with his THE ONE costar Jason Statham as an assassin who kills the partner of FBI agent Jack Crawford (Statham). And like any good self-respecting FBI agent should, Crawford devotes his life to tracking down his partners killer. But why take it from me since Trailer Voice Guy pretty much sums up the whole film for us. Check it out over HERE.

Extra Tidbit: This movie was originally titled ROGUE, after the name of Jet Li's character, but it was changed when it conflicted with the title of a lesser known movie, about a man eating crocodile.
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2:04AM on 05/17/2007

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"Fearless' was Jet Li's last EPIC (a la Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Iron Monkey, etc.), and this is more "Kiss of a Dragon" fare (this is not a complainant, just a statement).

And yes, it is a very crazy trailer.
"Fearless' was Jet Li's last EPIC (a la Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Iron Monkey, etc.), and this is more "Kiss of a Dragon" fare (this is not a complainant, just a statement).

And yes, it is a very crazy trailer.
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6:21PM on 05/16/2007

Looks good

Looks good, ill be there in line to see it. And am i the only one who seen the interview of him actually explaining what he meant about being his 'last' martial arts movie. He said fearless would be the last one that he would train so hard where he put his heart, body,mind, and soul and just engulfed his life around this one film, he said he would never approach a film like that again. But never really meant he would never ever make another martial arts/action film again. Kinda like what
Looks good, ill be there in line to see it. And am i the only one who seen the interview of him actually explaining what he meant about being his 'last' martial arts movie. He said fearless would be the last one that he would train so hard where he put his heart, body,mind, and soul and just engulfed his life around this one film, he said he would never approach a film like that again. But never really meant he would never ever make another martial arts/action film again. Kinda like what JCPhoenix said.
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2:40PM on 05/16/2007
statham is fast becoming "the man". do one thing, do it well. looks like a blast, a fun time at the movies, where i can leave my brain at the door. cool with me.
statham is fast becoming "the man". do one thing, do it well. looks like a blast, a fun time at the movies, where i can leave my brain at the door. cool with me.
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2:27PM on 05/16/2007
Steven Seagal has gotten fat and disappeared from mainstream movies sure had SOME successful films but we all know he wasn't that great, but Jet Li and Jason Statham dueling each other in a martial arts action flick without rappers is a movie I definitely gotta see.
Steven Seagal has gotten fat and disappeared from mainstream movies sure had SOME successful films but we all know he wasn't that great, but Jet Li and Jason Statham dueling each other in a martial arts action flick without rappers is a movie I definitely gotta see.
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10:57AM on 05/16/2007

JUNK!

The only reason why studios make these crap movies is because people watch them. Perfect example is Steven Segal. His movies are major stink bombs but they make 2 or 3 per year. WHY?
The only reason why studios make these crap movies is because people watch them. Perfect example is Steven Segal. His movies are major stink bombs but they make 2 or 3 per year. WHY?
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9:18AM on 05/16/2007

Ehh!

Looks pretty silly to me. Also looks like the director went to the same school as the guy who made Cradle to the Grave, which was garbage.

Either way, it looks stupid.

I'll probably see it.
Looks pretty silly to me. Also looks like the director went to the same school as the guy who made Cradle to the Grave, which was garbage.

Either way, it looks stupid.

I'll probably see it.
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7:13AM on 05/16/2007
THAT just looked freakin' awesome.

For me, the best part was seeing the look on Jet Li's face when Jason Statham was telling him, "You and I are going to end this right now (sic)." The look...THE LOOK! He is one of the kind of action stars who only needs to make a facial expression and is then tougher than anybody else.
THAT just looked freakin' awesome.

For me, the best part was seeing the look on Jet Li's face when Jason Statham was telling him, "You and I are going to end this right now (sic)." The look...THE LOOK! He is one of the kind of action stars who only needs to make a facial expression and is then tougher than anybody else.
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6:29AM on 05/16/2007

agree, somewhat...

I agree with JCPHOENIX. He didn't say he quit making movies or action movies. In all his press interviews for Fearless, he said he'd stop making martial art movies where he will try to use martial arts as a way to express his philosophy on life. Meaning he'll quit drilling our heads with deep meaning. Those movies being Danny the Dog, Hero, and Fearless. Now he's just going to go back to making just popcorn action films like a regular actor. Well, this looks really great but I have heard
I agree with JCPHOENIX. He didn't say he quit making movies or action movies. In all his press interviews for Fearless, he said he'd stop making martial art movies where he will try to use martial arts as a way to express his philosophy on life. Meaning he'll quit drilling our heads with deep meaning. Those movies being Danny the Dog, Hero, and Fearless. Now he's just going to go back to making just popcorn action films like a regular actor. Well, this looks really great but I have heard that Jet Li barely does any fighting. So those one on one fights with Jet Li may be short and brief.
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5:54AM on 05/16/2007
Kick ass popcorn flick.

That's all.
Kick ass popcorn flick.

That's all.
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3:35AM on 05/16/2007
Looks pretty cool, I like Li as a bad guy he's got a good look for em, statham just whips butt!
Looks pretty cool, I like Li as a bad guy he's got a good look for em, statham just whips butt!
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3:19AM on 05/16/2007
I thought he said he didn't want to do anymore action epics. I'm sure he still wants to do normal action movies with rappers.
I thought he said he didn't want to do anymore action epics. I'm sure he still wants to do normal action movies with rappers.
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3:10AM on 05/16/2007
Why does everyone keep taking that one line and putting it 1. completely out of context and 2. interpreting it completely wrong!

I've had to explain this so many times I'm honestly surprised.

First of all, Jet Li has NEVER said anything about never doing another action movie again. There was a rumor going around that he was gonna become a monk or some shit like that several years back but that was proven to be false, very quickly.

Now, the second time this happened was more recently,
Why does everyone keep taking that one line and putting it 1. completely out of context and 2. interpreting it completely wrong!

I've had to explain this so many times I'm honestly surprised.

First of all, Jet Li has NEVER said anything about never doing another action movie again. There was a rumor going around that he was gonna become a monk or some shit like that several years back but that was proven to be false, very quickly.

Now, the second time this happened was more recently, Jet Li said Fearless would be his last WUXIA film. Not his last action movie. Not his last martial arts movie. It's a really damn specific genre that is essentially with heroes that rise up in older settings with martial arts. That's it. It just means he won't be making any of those films again (so movies like Fong Sai Yuk/The Legend, The Tai-Chi Master, Once Upon a Time in China 1-3). He's still doing action movies like this and he's even still doing epics like The Warlords and The Forbidden Kingdom.

The problem is that whoever put out Fearless decided to take that remark and stick it in the trailer. Except that they clearly misinterpreted his original remark (which was made clear way before that trailer came out)...I had to explain it then when people would go on about how it was Jet Li's last action movie and I still have to explain it now when he's clearly moved on to do 1. more martial arts movies and 2. more action movies.

As for the trailer, I thought the movie itself looks pretty good as just a fun little action film.
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2:20AM on 05/16/2007
I think it's just called WAR, no THE.

I'm wrong or picky. Eh.
I think it's just called WAR, no THE.

I'm wrong or picky. Eh.
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