C:\ Home » Movies » American Shaolin (1992)

American Shaolin (1992)

American Shaolin (1992)

American Shaolin is the story of an American (duh) martial artist. It starts off with him fighting in a tournament, getting publicly humiliated; utterly defeated, almost giving up on his dreams... but thanks to some words of wisdom from his 'master', he goes to China and starts training in a Shaolin temple.

It's not easy at first, but through many trials and tribulations he realizes truths of life and finds another side in himself, a better side, an inner strength, and then... well you can probably predict how it'll turn out, but I'll leave that spoiled sentence unsaid for potential future watchers. :)

Compared to American Ninja, and similar movies, this one actually has a lot of authentic martial arts mixed in, and since it takes place in Asia it feels like much more of an authentic experience, despite the obvious Americanization to appeal to a more national audience. Oriental wisdom? Authentic martial arts? A rather generic and yet inspiring plot? It's got it. Great watch.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle


Keep track of the discussion via rss? Read about comment etiquette? Or type in something below!
This was pretty damn interesting. And yet, nobody's spoken! Be the first!

The Comment Form

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Your email is saved only to approve your future comments automatically (assuming you really are a human). ;) It's not visible or shared with anyone. You can read about how we handle your info here.

Question   Razz  Sad   Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Neutral

Privacy   Copyright   Sitemap   Statistics   RSS Feed   Valid XHTML   Valid CSS   Standards

© 2021
Keeping the world since 2004.