All American Girl

Not Everybody Is Kung Fu Fighting

Chiaki Kuriyama as Gogo Yubari

Western audiences aren’t interested in the talking points though; they just want to fast-forward to the action. They glorify the violence and exotify Chinese culture, while completely missing out the subtle, important messages of martial arts training: values like discipline, hard work, and how your training and skills aren’t used to harm others, but to better yourself.