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"Man vs Machine" or "Which is better?"

I'm taking an informal survey. Which, as a movie goer, is more impressive to you?

EDIT: I put the picture up to illustrate the poll... not to be the object of the poll itself!

Poll #1643805 "Man vs Machine"

As a movie goer, which is more impressive to you?

Jackie Chan fight sequence
Transformers Fight Sequence

Please post your reasoning in the comments! Danke!


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 12th, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)
?!? fight sequence?
I see a still of a Transformer & Jackie holding a ladder.
Nice drawing, tho'.
Nov. 12th, 2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
When you've seen one Jackie Chan, you've seen 'em all. Although neither one keeps me riveted to the screen, at least the Transformers holds out some hope for creativity.

Edited at 2010-11-12 08:55 pm (UTC)
Nov. 12th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
Michael Bay does a horrid disservice to CGI fight sequences and robots everywhere with Transformers. It's disconcerting and even nauseating - his jumpy, twitchy cinematography is just horrid.

I'd rather watch a carefully choreographed Jackie Chan sequence.
Nov. 12th, 2010 09:34 pm (UTC)
I can't say it was an easy decision, but I went with Jackie Chan. I agree with both initial comments by firynze and new_iconoclast, but agree more with firynze's second comment.
Not to say they influenced my critical vote. I didn't see their comments until afterwards. =]
Nov. 12th, 2010 09:59 pm (UTC)

Hey- how 'bout Prime with Jackie Chan's face?
Nov. 13th, 2010 06:16 am (UTC)
For me it's about marveling at what the human body can do. Well...fictionally. (I see that trampoline you used there.) But a robot could, in the same fictional theory, pull anything out of anywhere and get away with doing the impossible because it's very body and existence are prone to the convenience need of its creator. But a human body... People are already familiar with what makes them tick, how they can fold, how they can bend, and all the limitations that apply.

Breaking that limit--or even more impressive, working within it--holds a certain magic and wonder and sheer eyebrow-raising awesomeness that we let ourselves believe could be ours in a different life. I can't tell you how often I've wished I was a fast and fearsome martial artist, but I can't recall ever wanting to be a robot.
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