Well...Dev and Noah already know martial arts...but neither practices Northern Shaolin (firebending) or Ba Gua Zhang (airbending). I'm not sure what Noah practices, but Dev's got a blackbelt in Taekwondo.
Though, given their backgrounds, they could probably pick up other styles easier than the rest of the main cast...
Sifu Kisu isn't the only one in the world who knows the martial arts in the show. There are many martial artists well versed in one or more of those styles.
True, there are other people who could teach the actors martial arts just as well as, or even better than, Sifu Kisu. However, it's my understanding that each practitioner has their own style and way of doing things. While the fighting may be good, it'll simply look different. I was just pointing out that the martial arts will be different, which is not necessarily good, but not necessarily bad either.
I just thought people would want to know if he was working on the film or not.
Ok, the way you wrote it just came off to me like needless nitpicking. I'm giving you karma for not blowing a gasket like the usual "OMG THIS MOVIE ISH SUCKY JUST BECAUSE" people.
Post by TheRoyalWe on Jul 11, 2009 13:57:23 GMT -5
*wigs out over getting first karma*
Yes, I agree, I don't like how people are attacking the movie itself, the crew, M. Night (he has NO CONTROL over who is catsed, people, and if he does, it's marginal at best), or even the actors. It's best if we simply direct our outrage at the casting directors for their poor decision-making skills.
I'm sure this movie would have been fantastic if they'd actually stuck to using people of Asian/Inuit heritage. :/
Last Edit: Jul 11, 2009 13:58:15 GMT -5 by TheRoyalWe