I Love this Semi Remake this what i wanted to see spoilers (by nikola17)
*** Review contains spoilers*** I Total Understand this movie didn't get great rating for this movie or Some of other fans of original kick boxer fans are disappointed of Reboot but it's similar to original but it goes on the different Direction of movie something you won't expect like I mean when i say It's different direction not just because it's modern and new movie Reboot the plot takes same thing in start but later on its Kurt going After Tong Po that's what the same thing is but rest of plot is Different besides Kurt Revenge same of plot of movie rest it goes on <more>
Its own. I loved original movie so much it was fantastic and jean Claude Van Damme is great its like Stallone was training boxing in rocky in Creed 2015 he trains Apollo creed son, Xian Chain trains Kurt Van Damme Character now it's Van Damme to be teacher train to train Kurt It's different and plot starts off Kurt Sloane Alain Moussi is the Younger brother of older brother Eric Sloane Darren Shahlavi won the Fight is World Karate Championship at a Celebratory event at the Sloan Gym. Marcia Gina Carano is a dealer for fight promoter but she is a Crook making dirty business she arrives in GYM and invites Eric to go To Thailand to fight in an underground match. Eric thinks that they can Make more money and get their name known, movie doesn't take same Direction as original as what you seen it goes on different way. A while later, Kurt receives an envelope ticket to Bangkok. So he goes There when the fight already started? Plot of movie in my problem is Showed the fight Straight away like the fight already started it's like We missed start when Eric Was fighting with Tong Po already fight was Like 30 Seconds of Film. Then Kurt saw Eric Fighting in with Tong Po Dave Bautista seconds later Tong Po got Eric Neck and kills him Sara Malakul Lane as Liu Liu, a Local Thai police officer, has been planning to stop the underground Fights much to the chagrin of her superior, Wattona, who is on Marcia's Payroll. After fight was over Kurt was taken to Master Durand Jean-Claude Van Damme is now a Teacher like in original movie like Xian Chow. Kurt wanted to know he trained his brother Eric fight Muay Thai soon he leaves Thailand but he rejected that order to go home but He is staying in Thailand because he wants Durand to train him to fight Tong Po. I like movie different direction like it's not really same Expect plot movie when Kurt wants revenge from Tong Po i love opening of movie Alain and George st Pierre in fighting scene straight away the action takes it on love it perfect shot Straight away he was in it but not a lot specially scene where he fights with van Damme. Fight scenes and training were very different comparing with original The training is like today training it goes on the Different Training. The fight scenes is pretty good very well done no slow motion or CGI Crap in movie never was the fight between Kurt and Tong Po it does Bring back traditional like Kurt and tong put their hands in glass Punching each another like original they fight each another with swords That's something different in movie I like that fighting each another With weapons new cool idea I like idea of all Film it takes different Ideas.only thing i am Disappoint In movie that is Eric was only in it like 30 Seconds Of Movie and actor has passed away after filming this movie Darren Shahlavi only last movie was only in it for 30 Seconds that what got me Upset I don't understand why director or anyone didn't give Darren Shahlavi get him to do more in movie more acting more kicking ass i Thought this is a martial arts movie? But anyway there you go Eric Dies in it so quickly in movie but why writers didn't didn't giveCharacter more things then he die later on? But writing is a big Mistake in my opinion. One of last time you see Darren Shahlavi in Movie such shames that directors and writes didn't give him more to do Another thing got me upset is Gina Carano character play's goodly And villain one of another she is MMA Fighter retired she is now doing Movies kicking ass she worked with director John Stockwell in movie, In The Blood 2014 . Didn't do anything in movie not really in it as much she doesn't do anything in movie.Fight's in movie Gina Carano? But not in this movie that's shame,Cain Velasquez was not in it or didn't say much all he did is hit the crap of Kurt and Durand Kicked him Cain Character why didn't give him something to do, Fabrício Werdum eh is only in it for 30 seconds fights with Kurt He didn't say anything or does anything it is shame i wanted them to do something and more acting come on i thought this is a big movie with actors And UFC so give them more to do. But still I love this movie cast yeah Van Damme is back different character as Teacher worth watching it is fast paced.plus, did anyone notice Original Tong Po from 1989 Kickboxer was in scene of movie in prison he says to Van Damme and Alain character only says what about me ? A great action movie comes in a Different direction can't wait for sequel its a great remake and its noting really like original movie just watch original and this flick.
Sure the times have changed and improvising is needed. So you have a slightly different movie than the original ? Whats the big deal guys ? You would go watch Hunger games and all other shitty movies but wouldn't like this one because its a little different than the original kickboxer ? The only thing i would say that i didn't like about the movie which doesn't even matter that much is the Elephant were fake but i am glad they were and didn't freak out the animals for a silly movie scene. And for that i would like to Thank the creator of this movie for caring about the animal <more>
intentionally or non intentionally.All in all, huge fan of VD and Batista so i enjoyed the movie.
This is fantastic!!! Dave Bautista as Tong Po was amazing!!! This is better than the original!!!
Action Packed (by nelsonnd)
This movie was full of action. I was very emersed in the film, and before I knew it it was over. 90 minutes passed in a flash. As an avid JCVD fan, I have been looking forward to the release of this movie for months now. It was everything I hoped it would be, and more. Although JCVD has a smaller role in this film, I thought it was a cool idea to make him master Durand. His fight scenes put me in a place of nostalgia, as I flashed back to the original film. Werdum, Valasquez, St. Pierre and Bautista also had some great scenes. Their acting was average, but let's be real, they are world <more>
class athletes, not actors. It was nice to see a new face with Alain Moussi playing Kurt Sloan. He is very fit, and extremely Athletic. This film is your typical 2015 martial arts action film, and a must see! You can thank me later.
One of the best martial art movies in years (by simoncaretti)
I will start saying it will not top the original one and that acting, at times, was pretty dull like in the original one , but who cares when you have such amazingly talented martial artists, a great villain and a joy of Van Damme in great shape kicking everyone around?!Joking apart. Kickboxer vengeance, has some flaws, one of the most annoying is Van Damme being dubbed in some scenes why?? . Gina Carano being wasted in a bland role. Probably the script that goes too fast. Also the lead girl, Sarah Malakul Lane, which is a pretty presence and looks good on camera, although she does her best, <more>
she does not hit the chords.I think she has potential and could do better in future.However, the movie really pays homage to the original. It is clear that it is made by fans for fans. Alain Moussi is extremely skilled, he has some greatly choreographed fights and you can tell he was honored to cover that role. Batista plays a very menacing Tong Po, with probably more charisma than the original one. Van Damme is amazing in his role as the master. He is witty, cool and in great shape! Plus, he fights much more than in any of his last movies. The movie has also beautiful locations and cinematography. Plus, Watch out for a very funny cameo!I would recommend this movie to every fan of martial arts and of the original which, again, can't be topped, but it has the spirit of it. Quite possibly one of the best reboot in decades!
Interesting and very watchable but not stellar (by georgeszaslavsky)
It is not a bad movie in the sense of the whole meaning. But I would have preferred to see a guy like Scott Adkins having the main role. The choreography and the story line are fine but the problem with Alain Moussi is that when fighting Bautista , he doesn't give the will to use full force. Van Damme saves the goods by his fighting scenes with Moussi. The fight scenes between Bautista an Moussi are well choreographed.Watchable and enjoyable but not on par with the original
A refreshing delight of a disappearing Genre (by danielsiouffi)
WHILE THE MOVIE MIGHT NOT GIVE AS MUCH AS AN IMPACT AS THE ORIGINAL, I FOUND MYSELF WATCHING THIS NEW VERSION IN DELIGHT. Alain Moussi shows his talent and lives up to his Martial prowess. JCVD playing the new mentor is also a delight, although doesn't give the same feel as the original's local Master. I agree to this change because it has already been done. Dave Bautista plays Tong Po and offers a new and physically tougher version of a once feared enemy fighter. All in all this movie is a refreshing view to a genre that is slowly disappearing from the world of Cinema. But I will <more>
always welcome this Genre back as it shows the viewers the importance of training, improving, working and learning. All these which is sorely lacking in todays Movies.