Now I will tell you about the second kind of 'beat down montages'. They are not like your 'typical' end fight montages, but like I just said previously. It emphasises everything that is brutal about the fight but with MAXIMUM FORCE, and a kickass tune. I find in martial art 'beat down montages 2' they use more instrumental tunes. A perfect example of this is Bloodsport. I know you will be thinking, that I do use a lot of Van Damme movies as examples. But if something is done perfectly, you may as well flaunt it.
Another great example of this is Best of the Best. Oh yeah if you haven't seen this awesome movie, JESUS FUCKING CHRIST WATCH IT NOW!
It kind of has the same premise towards the end as Bloodsport. But just check out what I mean. The end fight 'beat down' totally has the same formula. Best of the Best never got the critical acclaim like Bloodsport did, so I will use this as an example and also my appreciation to a flawless American Martial Arts movie. The fight starts to go in Tommy Lee's favour at around the 4.10 mark...just listen for the inspirational music to start...you will not be able to miss it.
Now this may come across as cheesy. Oh lets cue up the music for when the hero is FINALLY going to start kicking ass. Sure it's predictable. But if something is done right then what is the problem. I will never understand why action and martial art films constantly get made fun of for things like the movie montage. Yet chick flicks which have more predictable story lines than any other genre of film, and are constantly recycled, do not get the same 'bad reputation' as an action or a martial art movie. Most of the action and martial art movies are based around revenge, there is no denying that. But I am pretty sure there are way more creative ways to kill someone in a film, which are FUCKING INTERESTING AND KICKASS than all the different ways you can win the girl of your dreams over with your bumbling idiot charms. I would love to keep ranting about this BUT back to the issue at hand.
Daniel Laruso is targeted by the typical 1980's douchebags. The ones who will drive a sports car to school and pressure the really popular but super sweet girl to date them. Now these same douchebags from the Cobra Kai have been picking on Daniel, and they know he never fights back...until now! Just watching this next montage makes me so damn happy because we see the bullies slowly get dropped off by Laruso, one by one! Clearly that sweep the leg bullshit hasn't been working for you!
I just love the look on all their faces, when they see this so called wimp beat the shit out of all of them. And he does it with such class and style. Sure he doesn't have much 'swagger' as the dudes from the Cobra Kai, but his style is just as effective. And man how can you not like this song? 'You're the best around' by Joe Esposito is a perfect fire up song, and this can get you in the mood for everything. It is also great listening to the song when you are feeling your worst. You know what, just watching the whole entire fucking movie is where it's at! So if there are any kids out there reading this, just learn karate in secret and then kick the shit out your bullies. Try doing it at a karate tournament if you can though!
This is an amazing 'beat down' montage. For several reasons. The fact we get to see Van Damme kick the shit out a lot of people, the brutality of it and more importantly STAN FUCKING BUSH! This song is one of my favourites among the fire up song genre. Not only is it an awesome song to dance and sing to, but it is one of the best songs to work out to.
I really hope you enjoyed the third part to my dedication to the movie montage. Now you are probably thinking, is that it? No no my friend, would I do that? There is still much I have to discuss in terms of different montages. So stick around there will be more to come.