Tung Yin nominated Lucy Lawless, Angelina Jolie, Michelle Yeoh, and Summer Glau, as "best action actresses." In an earlier post, which you'll find below, I offered up Yvonne Strahovski, Linda Hamilton, and Uma Thurman as alternate candidates. Tung replied:
I don't watch "Chuck" so can't really comment on Ms. Strahovski's screen fighting prowess.
Don't watch Chuck? It's the best scripted show on TV. And you really don't want to mess with Strahovski's Sarah Walker:
And then Tung really went off the rails:
Uma Thurman was quite good in "Kill Bill" but . . . I dunno. I mean, Scarlett Johannsen beat up a bunch of guys in "Iron Man 2" but I'm not rushing to put her on my list of best action actresses.
I'm, sorry. The Bride doesn't just beat up a lot of people. She destroys them. Exhibit A: The NC-17 version of the fight with Gogo and the Crazy 88s. "Any more subordinates for me to kill?"
Exhibit B: Taking out Elle Driver after having been buried alive. "And in the very immediate future it will become my sword." "Bitch, you don't have a future."
I rest my case.