Right after winning a fight in Las Vegas, Kurt Sloane is sedated and taken to a prison in Bangkok, where he's forced to fight a 6'10" giant for freedom and $1M - but this will require some intense training.
Sara Malakul Lane,
This movie is supposed to be a sequel to the movie which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme. Only now the movie revolves around the brother of the character that Van Damme played. David Sloan is... See full summary »
Wounded men arrive at a closed down hospital save E.R. Then men with guns arrive and start killing. Who are killing who and why? The FBI try to figure it out by interrogating the only survivor, a nurse, about her and Philip's role.
Jean-Claude Van Damme,
Terrorists kidnap the Russian Prime Minister's 2 kids, take Chernobyl nuclear power plant and threaten to blow up a reactor. 4 Universal Soldiers go in but are no match to a Next Gen. UniSol. Luc/JCVD goes in but faces 2 NGUs.
Jean-Claude Van Damme,
John looks to take down Luc Deveraux after a home invasion claims his wife and daughter. The fight pits John against Andrew Scott and an army of genetically enhanced warriors; meanwhile, he must contend with a UniSol in relentless pursuit.
Jean-Claude Van Damme,
Eric and Kurt Sloane are the descendants of a well-known Venice, California-based family of martial artists. Kurt has always been in older brother, Eric's shadow, as he lacks the instincts needed to become a champion. Against Kurt's concerns, Eric accepts a paid offer and travels to Thailand to challenge the Muay Thai champion Tong Po and fails with dire consequences. Kurt sets out for revenge. He trains with his brother's mentor, Durand, for a Muay Thai fight against the merciless champion, Tong Po. Durand first thinks Kurt is impossible to train, but through a series of spiritual exercises and tests, Durand discovers that Kurt has a deeper strength that will carry him through his final showdown with Tong Po.Written by
Scott Adkins was approached to play Eric Sloane, but declined because he felt with a project like this, he wanted to showcase his action skills. The role eventually went to Darren Shahlavi. See more »
In the scene where they are escaping from prison and jumping off the second floor into the street (approximately 59 minutes into the film), the stunt crew is clearly visible on the ground with the landing pad for the jump as they climb onto the top of the police truck. When they jump down off the truck, the edge of the pad comes up into the frame. See more »
The original Kickboxer is one of the best classical fighting movies of all time, this on the other hand is a disgrace. I was really looking forward to seeing this, with the likes of Van Damme and Dave Batista.
The film starts out actually very well, with some good fight scenes, however as the film progresses, it becomes a complete mess. With dreadful dialogue. There were many scenes, mainly which included any romance, were poorly acted, written and executed. They were unbearably cheesy. The directing in this movie is also bad, with a lot of over the top scenes. One of the worst parts of this movie, is by far the fight scene which involved elephants. Not only was the CGI on them the worst in history of a film released after 2000, but the scene seemed forced and unnecessary.
Like most martial arts film, this film sufferers from, good looks. They cast the most attractive actor/actress they can find, who can't act worth a damn, and throw them into a film. The original film had great characters, these are cardboard cutouts.
There are only two things this film has going for it, one of them in the cinematography. Mateo Londono the person behind this, is way out of this film's league, his shots are beautiful, with some stunning lighting effects and unique angles.
The other is obviously Van Damme, he is very good here, maybe a little too good. Van has never been the best actor, but he outshines everyone here, which says something. However his character was not that great. In the original, the Master was a quiet, well mannered, wise and powerful teacher, Van Damme he is none of those. Yes he has some kickass fight scenes, but when he is mentoring, he has none of the wisdom the previous one had.
This film is gunk, and I would suggest no person to watch this, unless you are drunk and out of your 'Damme' mind. It is a acted, written and executed mess, with dreadful dialogue, poor characters, awful editing and horrific CGI.
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