There's a scene, early on in the beginning of the film John Wick 3: Parabellum where Wick (played by Keanu Reeves) fights a bunch of Asian gangsters in a narrow knife collectors' shop using just blades - knives and axes mostly. The fight scene has been praised for its intensity and choreography.
Yet, just a year after the first John Wick film burst into the scene in 2014, there was one Chinese film, The Final Master, that had an amazing knife/bladed weapon fight scene (also along a narrow corridor), where Grandmaster Chen (played by Liao Fan) has to defeat eight masters of Tianjin's nineteen martial arts schools, using a dual-handed bladed weapon known as the 蝴蝶刀 (hudiedao or butterfly knife).
The other weapons featured include the 牛尾刀 (niuweidao or oxtail knife), 戟 (ji or halberd) and 鹿角刀 (lujiaodao, or deer horn knives). You can watch the intense fight scene in the YouTube video above.
Of course, spoilers aside, if you've seen the film or wants a refresher on which "knife shop fight scene" in John Wick 3 I was referring to, here's a YouTube clip. Make a comparison and see which one gets your adrenaline pumping the most.
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Terry Astrial is an alias I'm using for this website & our social media channels (yep, it's not my real name). I'm born & raised in Asia.