I remember when I first saw Jet Li in Lethal Weapon 4. I had never seen anything like him. His speed was incredible. One would think he would lose some of the technique with his speed. But that’s what makes Jet Li so good. He doesn’t lose any of the technique. Even with the speed, his movements are crisp and powerful.
In the final fight scene in Lethal Weapon 4, Jet Li as Wah Sing Ku takes on Riggs (Mel Gibson) and Murtagh (Danny Glover). He is so fast that his movements are a blur. At one point, his leg comes up over his back and kicks Riggs in the face. It happens so fast that if you blink, you’ll miss it and most of his moves are like that.
In the end, Riggs kills Ku (Jet Li) with an AK47 after they fall into the water. Because it’s a movie and Jet Li played the bad guy, the fight had to end that way. However, in a real fight, my money would be on Jet Li. I don’t think Riggs and Murtagh would even stand a chance.
With age, Jet Li hasn’t lost any of his speed. We don’t see much of him in the The Expendables 2, but he has one of the best fight scenes in that movie. The fight scene takes place in a kitchen and my favorite part is when Li picks up two frying pans and uses them to block and hit. Frying pans are great weapons. Even Rapunzel in Disney’s Tangled used one. 🙂
Seriously, though, even if The Expendables 2 isn’t your kind of movie, Google this scene and watch it. You’ll be amazed at what Jet Li can do in a kitchen.
With The Expendables 3 set for release next year, nothing seems to be slowing Jet Li down.