martial arts movie

Chuck Norris Enters the 1980s Part 1: ‘The Octagon’

While the films of the 1970s were often characterized by the term “gritty realism,” the 80s seemed to want to venture far away from that standard. In 1980, The Empire Strikes Back was the year’s big hit. While the stereotypical 80s-action flick, packed with explosions and comedic one-liners, hadn’t been solidified yet, (Still five years away from Rambo: First Blood Part II) the urge for escapist entertainment seemed to be palpable among filmgoers. Now, with a series of martial arts-action films under his black belt, Chuck Norris entered the 80s.

Keep ReadingShow less