Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Next Van Damme

Stardate 03-18-09

The 80s and early 90s had no shortage of awesome action stars. I'd say that Arnold, Sly, and Van Damme for sure topped the list. Unfortunately, it seems like these days, Hollywood just isn't making any awesome action movies such as Cobra, Eraser, or Time Cop. I've thought about it and I just can't really see who could step in, fill in the void and become the next big action star. For a while, I thought that maybe The Rock would be the man for the job. The Scorpion King was pretty awesome, but now it seems like he's trying to diversify.

Well, I have some good news. I think I've at least found the next Van Damme. Young, up and coming British Actor, Scott Adkins has slowly started to be recognized by Hollywood. He started out making some obscure martial arts films in Hong Kong. He broke into the American scene with his role in Undisputed II: Last Man Standing. In the future, we will see Scott face off against Wolverine in Wolverine Origins. He will play Weapon XI and will fight Wolverine in the final fight scene of the movie. Also, Scott is currently finishing up production on his first lead role in Ninja.

Check out this awesome video tribute to Scott and his martial arts action greatness

What? Do I hear you all screaming for more? You got it. Here are some fight scenes from Undisputed II: Last Man Standing. BTW, the amazing plot of this movie is that prisoners have a chance to fight for their freedom. How awesome is that. I bet the tag line for this movie was something like, "Prison Rules DO Apply," or something amazing like that. Enjoy.