In my opinion Gareth Evans, the director of The Raid and The Raid 2, is the greatest action director working right now. What he did in those films is glorious and mind blowing. During a recent interview with /Film's David Chen, the director listed his top five action scenes in film. These are obviously scenes that have inspired him over the years to be the incredible director that he has become. The interview features clips from the films on his list and he explains in detail what he loves about each one of them. Those films are:
Wheels on Meals (1984) - Jackie Chan vs. Benny "The Jet" Urquidez
Armor of God (1986) - Jackie Chan vs. The Monks
The Live (1988) - Rowdy Roddy Pipewr vs. Keith David
Police Story 1 (1985) - Jackie Chan vs. Everybody
Fist of Legend (1994) - Jet Li vs. Yasuaki Kurata
The guy obviously loves Jackie Chan's work, but the scenes he picked are all badass. I grew up watching these films, and these are some of my favorite action scenes as well. The video is definitely worth watching because you'll want to see the fight sequences, and listen to Evans break them down for you. I can't wait to see what this director does next!
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