Chong Li is one of the greatest villains in all of cinema history.
I suppose that that should be expected, given that Bloodpsort is already pretty much the best movie in all of cinema history…
Played by the perennial Chinese uber-beast, Bolo Yeung; Chong Li stands as one of the finest examples of the “silent giant” archetype of the fighting sub-genre of film.
Essentially picking up where Dolph Lundgren left off in Rocky IV, Chong Li manages to hit every note necessary to make for an awesome villain, despite having barely any lines of dialogue, let alone a significant amount of screen time.
Despite the aforementioned comparison to Ivan Drago, one could argue that Chong Li actually one-upped The Siberian Express in terms of overall savagery…
Huh, now that I think of it, that’s actually an argument worth, well; arguing.
Tell you what, tomorrow I’m going to start a new series of posts comparing the great villains of cinema history, head-to-head.
This series of posts will be called: Villain Showdown!
Check back tomorrow for the first match-up, Chong Li vs. Ivan Drago!