#28 legend of the drunken master (1994)
Kung Fu movies. Some of the best memories I have growing up are huddling around a TV with all my friends and watching kung fu flicks. The dialogue is always laughable, the English dubbing even worse, but as soon as the fight scenes kick in, it’s always worth it. My friend Sergio once observed, “Why is it that when someone gets punched in the crotch, it sounds like glass shattering?” The Legend Of The Drunken Master is technically a sequel, and trying to choose between the two for my kung fu entry was a tough choice, but I went with the sequel. Although we don’t get to see the famous character Wong Fei-hung get to learn the art of drunken fighting, we get to see it put to damn good use. The production value in this film is excellent, and the sets are all filled with impromptu weaponry, like Jackie Chan’s stunt team are known to do. Why do people in kung fu flicks always have such dusty shoes? Seeing someone get kicked always results in a cloud of dust floating in the air. Anyways, this is my choice for ultimate kung fu movie of life, and it sits swaying drunkenly at number 28 on my list of top 30 favorite movies.