The Art of Self-Defense



Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) just can’t seem to win. Attacked on the street, humiliated at his job and even emasculated by his dog, he joins a local karate dojo led by …

34 thoughts on “The Art of Self-Defense

  1. Brian Muldoon says:

    (Slight spoilers just my thoughts) I can see what they were trying to do. Where this movie failed is how it presented facts vs what reality is. Whoever wrote this hasn’t experienced these things personally. They did create a good fictional universe though.

    I would think this is a funny adaption on modern masculinity, but I don’t think that was the goal. I think they were trying to send a message on what they think is modern toxic masculinity. If that’s the case, It’s obvious they have no idea what they’re talking about.

    Still giving this movie a thumbs up. It had some pretty funny moments. The under tone of the movie didn’t ruin the excellent character development.

    #10- Guns are for the weak.

    Not sure if it’s anti-gun sentiment or just taking advantage of current political climate. Funny story about the grand master though.

  2. David Altena says:

    this is total bs couldn't even finish ridiculous weird and the detached for real life view of this film . Any real karate teacher would not act this way. this is the exact opposite of what karate teaches. This truly insulting to anyone who studies real karate. Karate is firstly about self discipline, respecting other, cultivate strength to help other and lastly it is about self-defense, not brutish unnecessary violent. if they just made action comedy about real karate probably would more effective. Also I would like to point out that karate doesn't care about your gender anything else like that if you learn and can apply the lessons karate teaches you will be reward in and out of the dojo. This is the definition of a mcdojo. Well going to stop ranting because it would forever to write about all the thing with this film.

  3. ZhanaZee says:

    What an interesting twist.. I liked it. I saw this on a plane had to deplane before it was over so I ordered it to see the ending!! I am glad I did. I did not expect this.

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