This is a five-star movie for those who like to watch other people play video games. In our corporate run post-apocalyptic world, society has digressed to those who work for corporations and those who thrive off the black market in the slums. Jin, who has been taught marshal arts by his mother, is an excellent street fighter. When his mother is killed by the corporation, Jin, who was a side line player, vows revenge against the leader of the corporation Tekken. He then enters the Iron Fist competition as the "People's Choice" as a way to get access to the leader ("Death Race 2000").
The movie copied many memorable aspects of other fight/apocalyptic movies. It bares similarities to "Soylent Green," "Running Man," "Rollerball," and "Thunderdome." One fighter says, "Do you know where you're at? You're at [not Thunderdome] Iron Fist." Similarities between this and various "Rocky" films is also noticeable. The movie uses a heavy metal grinding music for its many fight scenes.
The movie takes a number of small twists as there are forces within Tekken that want Jin to succeed, but more powerful forces that want him dead.
Lines form other movies come to my mind: "Two men enter, one man leaves." "Luke, I am your father." "Get up Rock!" and "I'm not going to kill the Agorn."
The movie runs fairly cliche and is designed for a young teen (male) audience.
No f-bombs, brief sex scene, and was that brief nudity at the disco? Kelly Overton's butt crack.