#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: Eric and Kurt Sloane are the descendants of a well-known Venice, California-based family of martial artists. Kurt, the younger of the two, has always been in his brother Eric’s shadow, and despite his talent has been told he lacks the instinct needed to become a champion. But when Kurt witnesses the merciless murder of his brother at the hands of Muay Thai champion Tong Po, he vows revenge. He trains with his brother’s mentor for a fight to the death with Tong Po. At first it seems impossible to turn Kurt into the living weapon he must become to beat Tong Po, but through a series of tests and dangerous encounters, Kurt proves he has a deeper strength that will carry him through to his final showdown with Tong Po.
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I kind of like how campy it is.
‘KICKBOXER: VENGEANCE’: Three and a Half Stars (Out of Five)
A reboot/remake to the 1989 cult classic martial arts flick, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. Van Damme returns to play the central character’s mentor, while stuntman (turned martial arts actor) Alain Moussi stars in the film, as Kurt Sloane (the role that Van Damme played in the original movie). The story is once again about kick boxer Kurt Sloane wanting revenge for his brother’s brutal beating, at the hands of a lethal Muay Thai champion. The film also costars WWE star (turned actor) Dave Bautista, Gina Carano (a former MMA star, turned actress), Georges St-Pierre (a former MMA star, turned actor), Sara Malakul Lane (a Thai model, turned actress) and the late Darren Shahlavi (a former stuntman, turned late martial arts actor). It was directed by actor, turned director, John Stockwell; who’s directed such other B-movie cult classics as ‘BLUE CRUSH’, ‘INTO THE BLUE’ and ‘IN THE BLOOD’ (also starring Carano). The script was written by Dimitri Logothetis (who also co-wrote and directed the 2014 martial arts flick ‘WINGS OF THE DRAGON’; also starring Moussi), and first time screenwriter Jim McGrath. The film received a direct to Video on Demand (and select indie theaters) release, and it’s received mixed reviews from fans. Although it’s extremely cheesy, I enjoyed it.
After winning the World Karate Championship, Eric Sloane (Shahlavi) accepts a generously paid offer to travel to Thailand; and compete in an underground fight there. Eric’s brother Kurt (Moussi) is extremely worried about the fight, and he attempts to talk his brother out of it. After Eric doesn’t listen to him, Kurt travels to Thailand to watch the fight; and he arrives just in time to see his brother brutally murdered (in the fight) by his merciless opponent Tong Po (Bautista). Kurt then wants revenge, and he asks his brother’s mentor there, Master Durand (Van Damme), to train him. Durand reluctantly agrees.
The movie is pretty amateurish and cheesy; I’m actually amazed it was funded with a $17 million budget. Stockwell has made much better looking films than this, and so have several of the actors (Van Damme, Bautista, Carano, etc.). Still it is a great homage to the very cheesy, and extremely amateurish, original (which I’m a big fan of); and it’s great that they got Van Damme to finally come back to the series (which has spawned multiple other sequels before this). I kind of wish it would have been more professionally made, but I also kind of like how campy it is. I enjoyed it.
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Ah well, once the student now the teacher. And it seems that JCVD is doing the transition with ease. Not so easy is our main actor here. Well unless you’re saying he’s easy pray for Bautistas character. But Bautista, who has proved to be phenomenal in Guardians of the Galaxy, does not have much to do here, apart from looking mean and fighting from time to time (in such a fashion that he does seem unbeatable).
Then you have Gina C. who is so underused it hurts as much as if she threw a punch in your face. At least then you’d know why you hurt though … Seriously though, there are many things that are wrong with this movie, but if you came here to see people fight, there’s been worse movies. The choreography may not be top notch, but it does fulfill all the requirements. We also get a female police something (she’s investigating and stuff) as a love interest, who probably wonders why she took acting lessons … anyway easy on the eyes and really not challenging (no pun intended), with very predictable turns … (if IMDb is correct a sequel is supposed to come out in 2017 … you can’t wait either, right?)
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Director John Stockwell
Writer Dimitri Logothetis (screenplay by), Jim McGrath (screenplay by), Jean-Claude Van Damme (based on characters created by), Mark DiSalle (based on characters created by)
Actors Alain Moussi, Georges St-Pierre, T.J. Storm, Matthew Ziff
Production Company Radar Pictures
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)