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1st May '16 10:38:40 AM Jeduthun
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* Responsible for the flying sequences in various stagings of ''Theatre/PeterPan''.
11th Mar '16 10:07:09 PM GrammarNavi
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5th Jan '16 10:17:22 AM TheGoodFriar
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** The weightless scenes on the outside of spaceships in "Frontier in Space" are done with quite visible wires.
6th Nov '15 1:20:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''BatmanLive'' is full of WireFu, all of which is used beautifully.

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* ''BatmanLive'' ''Theatre/BatmanLive'' is full of WireFu, all of which is used beautifully.
1st Sep '15 2:51:18 AM LinTaylor
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* Many fans consider this to be ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/KamenRider'' director Koichi Sakamoto's DirectorTrademark. It's especially apparent in ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' (he directed the whole series), which is handwaved by the fact that the Fourze suit has a jetpack. Likewise, ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' has basically no Wire Fu until ''[[TheMovie The Gaia Memories of Fate]]'' which was directed by guess who...

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* Many {{Toku}} fans consider this trope to be ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/KamenRider'' director one of Koichi Sakamoto's DirectorTrademark. {{Director Trademark}}s[[note]]The other being [[StuffBlowingUp ludicrous background explosions]] which ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' fans have [[MisBlamed dubbed "Kalisplosions"]][[/note]]. It's especially apparent in ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' (he directed (Sakamoto is the whole series), show's overall director), which is handwaved by the fact that the thanks to Fourze suit has having a jetpack. jetpack and [[SixthRanger Meteor]] being a BruceLeeClone. Likewise, ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' has basically no Wire Fu until gained a fair bit of wirework in ''[[TheMovie The Gaia Memories of Fate]]'' Fate]]'', which of course was directed by guess who...Sakamoto.
21st Jul '15 3:28:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* Spoofed in ''WaynesWorld 2'', during a fight between Wayne and Cassandra's father featuring leaps and flips with curiously flat trajectories.
** Never one to leave a dead horse unbeaten, Mike Myers used this in ''AustinPowers: Goldmember'' with Fat Bastard, who -- to make sure he was ready to fight Austin -- shouted "I hope my wire-fightin' team's ready!" He is defeated when one wire snaps under his weight, leaving him dangling sideways in the air.
* The teaser trailer for ''The Other Guys'' spoofs this by having the two main heroes striking a flying kick pose and firing guns before hitting each other in midair and swinging from their wires.
* Averted in the "corridor fight" scene in ''{{Inception}}''. When the one mook falls down a side corridor when gravity shifts to the side, the stuntman's fall was slowed by regular wirework, as were the parts when gravity completely stops. However, for the fight between Arthur and a mook when gravity is spinning out of control, the director went for an even more expensive and time consuming solution, building an entire set inside a huge metal cylinder that could actually be rotated. But it was completely worth the effort, as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGg3eBaZrxo the result looks infinitely better]] than any Wire Fu. Because it '''IS''' real.

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* Spoofed in ''WaynesWorld 2'', ''Film/WaynesWorld2'', during a fight between Wayne and Cassandra's father featuring leaps and flips with curiously flat trajectories.
** * Never one to leave a dead horse unbeaten, Mike Myers used this in ''AustinPowers: Goldmember'' ''Film/AustinPowersInGoldmember'' with Fat Bastard, who -- to make sure he was ready to fight Austin -- shouted "I hope my wire-fightin' team's ready!" He is defeated when one wire snaps under his weight, leaving him dangling sideways in the air.
* The teaser trailer for ''The Other Guys'' ''Film/TheOtherGuys'' spoofs this by having the two main heroes striking a flying kick pose and firing guns before hitting each other in midair and swinging from their wires.
* Averted in the "corridor fight" scene in ''{{Inception}}''.''Film/{{Inception}}''. When the one mook falls down a side corridor when gravity shifts to the side, the stuntman's fall was slowed by regular wirework, as were the parts when gravity completely stops. However, for the fight between Arthur and a mook when gravity is spinning out of control, the director went for an even more expensive and time consuming solution, building an entire set inside a huge metal cylinder that could actually be rotated. But it was completely worth the effort, as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGg3eBaZrxo the result looks infinitely better]] than any Wire Fu. Because it '''IS''' real.



* There is a really out-of-place instance of this in ''Film/TombRaiderTheCradleOfLife'', when Lara confronts the black market smuggler Chen Lo in a cavern. They engage in a martial arts battle, and at one point Lara jumps on the heads of Terracotta warrior statues as Chen Lo smashes them beneath her feet.

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* There is a really out-of-place instance of this in ''Film/TombRaiderTheCradleOfLife'', ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaiderTheCradleOfLife'', when Lara confronts the black market smuggler Chen Lo in a cavern. They engage in a martial arts battle, and at one point Lara jumps on the heads of Terracotta warrior statues as Chen Lo smashes them beneath her feet.
28th Jun '15 2:20:35 PM Jabatlife
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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', in every episode. Surprisingly, ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' (and sister franchise ''Franchise/KamenRider'') use very little Wire Fu in comparison.

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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', in every episode. Surprisingly, ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' (and sister big brother franchise ''Franchise/KamenRider'') use very little Wire Fu in comparison.
19th Apr '15 2:58:51 AM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Wuxia}} films use Wire Fu to perform exaggerated feats of ''qinggong''. For example, the films ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon'', ''Film/{{Hero}}'', and ''HouseOfFlyingDaggers'' demonstrate perhaps the ultimate achievement in Wire Fu that Western audiences have seen.

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* {{Wuxia}} films use Wire Fu to perform exaggerated feats of ''qinggong''. For example, the films ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon'', ''Film/{{Hero}}'', and ''HouseOfFlyingDaggers'' ''Film/HouseOfFlyingDaggers'' demonstrate perhaps the ultimate achievement in Wire Fu that Western audiences have seen.
2nd Mar '15 6:11:27 AM arivor
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Also called "Wirework" (though that term is more general; "WireFu" usually refers only to the use of wirework for fight scenes).

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Also called "Wirework" (though that term is more general; "WireFu" "Wire Fu" usually refers only to the use of wirework for fight scenes).
26th Feb '15 4:09:26 AM gallium
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* ''Film/HongKilDong'' is a North Korean martial arts movie done on a North Korean shoestring budget, but it features some surprisingly effective Wire Fu, most notably in the final scene where Kil Dong the martial arts hero is fighting the evil Japanese ninja.
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