Knives, spears, and nunchucks are kind of predictable in martial arts movies, but not in Jackie Chans’. This Kung Fu master not only choreographs the fights and performs the stunts himself, but he's also capable of turning literally anything into a lethal weapon, always in a hilarious way.
His movies show some of the most creative fights in martial arts and action movies, and the objects he uses to knock down the bad guys are often the ones you never saw coming. In fact, it seems that the larger the object the better for Chan to display his unmatchable skills.
Let me show you the 5 most unthinkable objects he’s used in movies you haven’t seen. And if you have, then have fun watching again. Are you ready for some hilarious action?
#1 Ladder fight
In Police Story 4: First Strike (1996), Chan is trying to stop some armed robbers and finds himself fighting them in a warehouse. Surrounded -and without a weapon- Chan uses a scissor ladder to defeat the gang, demonstrating how easily he can handle large, heavy objects in a fight. In that same scene, he uses a bunch of different objects like tables and chairs before putting the hands on the ladder.
#2 Big ropes
In Miracle (1989), Chan plays a country boy who has to prove himself to a local gang in a bare-hand fight at a rope factory. Chan choreographed and directed this movie. Take a look at the acrobatic way he uses the ropes.
#3 Cement mixers, wheel bear, and other construction equipment
Chan plays the boyfriend of a reporter who witnesses a cocaine deal between the Italian mob and a street gang called The Demos in Mr. Nice Guy (1997). Chan is involved in a fight with the bad guys at a construction building in order to save his girl’s life.
We sit on benches, we don't fight with them. That's what Chan does in this scene of Karate Kid (2010 remake). Chan fights with a cruel martial arts teacher, who trains the kids that harass his disciple. We have to give credit to Yu Rongguang, the actor who fights with Chan in this scene. He did a great job too.
This time, the amazing Chan doesn’t use actual objects but kids. Yep! You read that right. He fights a bunch of kids by using some of them as weapons. Notice that the fight is choreographed in a way that he doesn’t look abusive to the minors. Jackie is in defense mode for the most part. This happened in Karate Kid also.