Silat in the movies

Discussion in 'Silat' started by ICT, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. Ular Sawa

    Ular Sawa Valued Member

    This alone is making me look forward to it......
  2. MadMonk108

    MadMonk108 JKD/Kali Instructor

    Mastro Silat Defense System has been featured in a couple JCVD movies lately. I saw a video of it, but I can't find it right now.
  3. Rand86

    Rand86 likes to butt heads

  4. pakarilusi

    pakarilusi Valued Member

    Dredd was shooting first, just fyi... :)

    Merantau and The Raid failed to show true Silat, for me at least.

    I'm sure the fights were good but you wouldn't know it is Silat.

    Unlike Tony Jaa, Van Damme, Steven Seagal, Jackie Chan and of course, Bruce Lee, Ikon Uwais still has not developed his own stylistic look. At least for me, again.

    Hope he gets better at it though. :)
  5. ap Oweyn

    ap Oweyn Ret. Supporter

    The Raid, I'd agree with. You didn't think that Merantau looked like silat? I'll have to watch again. (And I'm no expert anyway.)
  6. pakarilusi

    pakarilusi Valued Member

    It only looked like Silat in the beginning while he was in his village.

    He went to town on them in town, the Silat looked very Jackie Chan-ish... :(

    Probably because there was a Hong Kong stunt team present.
  7. ap Oweyn

    ap Oweyn Ret. Supporter

    I recall that it was a deliberate decision in The Raid not to make it look like any particular style of silat.
  8. pakarilusi

    pakarilusi Valued Member

    Which was the wrong decision in my opinion.

    Well, it is their money. ;)
  9. ap Oweyn

    ap Oweyn Ret. Supporter


    I'm always interested to see other styles used in fight scenes. So they could have gone "more silat" and I'd have been happy.
  10. pakarilusi

    pakarilusi Valued Member

    Yes, they should've gone more Silat.

    At least for the main protagonist to show Silat's uniquenes and superiority.

    The baddies could've just done whatever.

    Just my thinking. :)
  11. ap Oweyn

    ap Oweyn Ret. Supporter

    Oh, I think Mad Dog could have silatted up the place a bit more as well. Certainly he's got the chops to do it.

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