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and that is where this film scores big points as the action is very slick and there is plenty of it .
the whole thing rattles along at a frantic pace and you really sont get a chane to get bored .
so if you want some mindless entertainment then this well worth checking out .
many that i've seen in terms of enjoyment,only this one
is fun !
The film is of course based on Video - Game.
The Asian martial art films such as 'Crouching tiger' 'Hero'
and 'Flying Daggers' ect are films on a different level.
however this film will give you something a little more
'light' in content.
A group of martial art expert's from different parts of the
globe are drawn to a remote island to compete against
each other for a $10 million cash prize.
Several great fight scenes.
However there is a more sinister reason for the gathering.
This is a better movie than expectations i may have had,
worth a watch.
This is no citizen kane. it's not shakespear. It's a fun 90 mins or so.
I'm not familiar with the video game I'm lead to believe it is based on so can't comment on how true to that it is or isn't.
What I can say is that the premise has some parallels with a classic (classic in my book anyway) Enter The Dragon. What the martial arts are THAT good- NO of course not - the STORY is similar - not exact just reminiscent.
So, an easy to follow story. a bit of 'eastern mysticism', bad guys, good guys, fight scenes, emotional bits, explosions, not bad violence not much sex not much bad language, no gadgets reasonable special effect. And of course eye candy. Not a big fan of valance but acted well enough and looked nice enough. the rest of the female 'combatants' also looked pleasing enough and some of the fight scenes were - to me- credibly done.
show stealer/sadness. Roberts stole the show. he doesn't have to overact or anything just his presence elevates a film. Always good to see him but it brings with is sadness. Sadness that he never gets the acclaim he deserves and never made the star status his sister got. And now sad ness that he too is aging and not the martial artist he could once portray.
Is it ridiculous? is it implausible? Yes to all those type of negatives, But it is also fun and escapist and the world makes sense again at the end. Therefore if you need a bit of a lift in your spirits bang this on for 90 mins and enjoy.
ACID TEST: would I buy/watch again or recommend - yes
* its got holly valance in it
* its action packed (the martial arts part kinda gives that away...)
* its actually pretty funny
* they base it very well on the game (volleyball and all) i was pleasently surprised
* you're reading the reviews on this page - come on, you're obviously interested ;-)
honest opinion it really is worth a watch if you like the game, like martial arts, or find holly valance to be rather damn hott. or perhaps, like me, all 3 :-D
However, it has a group of very attractive girls in little more than bikinis, doing Martial Arts - so what is there not to like about it?
Oddly enough, it is also very close to the original game - which was only made to show off how well they could render computer generated girls. At least in this we have real girls.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I don't understand why fans of the game hate this movie, this is literally the perfect Dead or Alive movie. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Louis
DOA. Don't expect an oscar winning film. Leave your brain at the door and enjoy this timeless classic.Published 12 months ago by Adcoll1
A great no brainer of a video game film. Captures all the game aspects perfectly like the one line plot, wonderful locations and lots of girls in not a lot which seems to be the... Read morePublished 16 months ago by ian forsyth