Enjoyable well done film that was just a little long,but over all a good story and characters! (by CarlSquare)
Tapped Out has said to been to be a new take on the Karate Kid type story but with a MMA twist. And Tapped Out was actually pretty enjoyable. Tapped Out has good acting from Cody Hackman, Michael Biehn, and Krzysztof Soszynski. The film was just a little long even though it was quite fun with its awesome and gripping action but also had good characters. The story follows Michael Shaw from when his parents getting carjacked and murdered until he seeks revenge and wants to fight the man that killed his parents. Tapped Out also had some beautiful action and landscape shots. Anderson Silva and <more>
Lyoto Machida also have a very cool cameo.The characters where well developed and main character Michael has an interesting love interest. The film also has some hilarious jokes here and there. unlike lots of recent films Tapped Out uses practical effects which are always awesome. The film has a great amount of action, and good dialog. The movie has many different genres romance, drama, action and comedy! I would definitely recommend Tapped out!
Spoiler Alert: The movie resembles the classic Karate Kid film but with many twists and a lot of heart. Hackman's character Michael Shaw is a troubled youth that finds his path back to his childhood sport, Karate. Mixed in is an incredible performance by the key villain, Krzysztof Soszynski who also played the anti hero in Here Comes the Boom. His acting was superb as he literally made the audience fear him, even though he is the nicest person you will meet in reality, and he delivered his lines naturally and instinctively like a veteran of the acting realm. He told this reporter that he <more>
really enjoyed the role and movie, having seen it for the first time he was not sure what to expect before the premiere.London native Cody Hackman did a superb job of portraying the troubled youth who trains Karate in order to seek revenge against the monster Dominick Krzysztof Soszynski in the MMA cage. Michael Biehn best known for his roles in The Terminator and Aliens, plays the sensei who displays some humour that adds to the overall atmosphere of the movie. In order to round out his skills as Michael Shaw Cody Hackman fights in mixed martial arts fights, he enlists the help of Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida, the best in the business. There is even a love story that blossoms into the mix.Cody is an up and coming star that is definitely making his mark in show business and being a London Ontario native made him nervous having family and friends at the premiere of the movie, he was hoping for the best and he definitely delivered with his performance.The movie hits theatres in May and has a little bit of everything for audience members not just MMA fans. Having been filmed in London Ontario, there is a lot of local scenery to be found for Canadians throughout the movie including the Adrenaline gym and local fighters that made the cut in the movie. Thumbs up for this locally produced martial arts movie that adds enough story building and fights to satisfy your entertainment needs.
Amazing , inspirational , bad ass! MUST SEE (by guitarvendetta)
I recommend this movie to all ages. Very gripping storyline.Amazing mma fighting. actor Cody Hackman is incredible in this. Especially the expression acting and action. acting will keep you hooked the whole flick especially Michael shaw s role!! Enjoy! Very motivating movie!! From start to finish you won't be let down especially fight scenes and ending! Cody Hackman is surely a rising star. He showed so much heart and passion for this role. It truly showed. There was comedy drama , outrageous music and all ! If you visit your local redbox or theater for this one you will absolutely love <more>
it!! If you like movies like Karate kid , this is perfect for you. Better than recent fighting movie Never back down.
I scored tickets last night to the Toronto premiere and I'll be honest, I wasn't expecting much. It looked like another crappy MMA movie, but it was anything but that. After watching the trailer I expected there to be a lot more action, but I wasn't disappointed by it. I'd also consider the film more of a drama, as most of the fighting is left for the final act. When there is action, though, it's extremely violent and realistic. People seemed to be on the edge of their seats and I felt every punch.The film had a lot of funny moments, and the acting was pretty solid <more>
throughout. The biggest surprise was UFC Fighter Krzysztof Soszynsy as the villain, Dominic. He stole every scene he was in, and he played the part well. He really came off as a menacing bad guy that you just wanted to see die. It was great to see Michael Biehn playing a Mr. Miyagi and I really bought into the fact that he knew how to kick serious ass as a Karate Instructor. There's also a few references to the original Karate Kid, and it definitely helps that Martin Kove made an appearance.MMA Fans may be a bit disappointed that Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida don't have a lot of screen time, but I'll tell you their scenes were hands down the best part of the film. I don't want to give it away, but the entire audience loved it and it was actually quiet comedic.I will say there were weak elements with some of the editing and some of the acting was shoddy at times, but it didn't take you out of it too much. The movie starts off a bit slow, but it really ramps up in the third act when the main character starts training for the tournament.Overall, I think people will be pretty surprised that there's a lot more depth to this film than your typical fight movie. Also considering this was done on a small budget, they really made it look sharp. It's definitely worth seeing when it comes out.
This film is an MMA lover's wet dream. There are plenty of great fights, badass action sequences, and some cool cinematography to make it look even better. It was great to see Michael Biehn in this too, as it's been a while since he's been in anything. He plays a washed up Karate coach who has to train the main character. It was a lot of fun to see him on screen.Personally I'm not a fan UFC, but I still enjoyed it. I found it to actually be a lot better than it should have been. The script may have been basically written entirely in clichés, and it was predictable beyond <more>
belief, however, I couldn't help but enjoy the hell out of it. It's simply a badass film, and for that it's really enjoyable. The action scenes were exciting and tense, the sappy scenes never felt overly sappy, basically I just found it to be a perfectly enjoyable movie. It's basically Batman meets The Karate Kid in story line. The performances are pretty meh, but forgivable, as most of the actors aren't really actors. The editing and camera work are awesome, they compliment the movie perfectly. For a film like this, I actually enjoyed watching it, and for this film's target audience, that's all that's really needed. It's really fun, and has a lot of cool visuals and editing. Just don't go into it overthinking anything. If you love MMA, you'll love this movie.
Upon attending the Premiere of Tapped Out I was pleasantly surprised as to the level of intensity the movie provided and the story line behind it. I wasn't sure what to expect but came away with a smile on my face. At times during the movie I was on the edge of my seat others times laughing along with the whole audience at some of the comedic overtones. It was a great mix. The fight scenes were hard hitting and all the MMA stars in the movie did a fantastic job. Krzysztof and Hackman excelled in there roles. After talking with folks after the movie it was apparent that this team has what <more>
it takes to make an offering to a World wide audienceI am sure this movie will be well received and I recommend it to all
A disgruntled teenager, sent to do community service at a rundown Karate school, enters an MMA tournament to face the man who killed his parents. (by eoin-500-822329)
Review: Story-wise 'Tapped Out' is 'The Karate Kid' meets 'Rocky'; our protagonist Michael Shaw Cody Hackman witnesses the murder of his parents as a young boy and becomes unsurprisingly a troubled youth. Unlike the Never Back Down films though, Michael is a likable character and although he is angry at the world, it's entirely understandable as he is well fleshed out.He starts off the movie hanging around with a bad crowd at school and having crazy parties, but then becomes the underdog and rather than being someone you don't care about, he is at heart a <more>
man of honour.One of the little things I noticed was him bowing before a fight and someone says "young people don't want to see karate anymore, they want to see this" *pointing to the cage fighting*.Cody comes from a martial arts background so when we see him fight, it doesn't look overly-choreographed but believable.One thing to be prepared for is that it's not constant action, with the first half of the movie focusing on character development, drama and story. The second half of the movie is tournament time and that's when the action really kicks in.Michael Biehn plays Reggie, the Mr. Miyagi-type mentor of the tale who has his own back-story which I won't go into here. Biehn is always phenomenal on screen and never seems like he's acting; he just has a truth to every character and when watching this, you're not watching an actor, you're watching Reggie.Martin Kove plays against type as the inspirational Principal Vanhorne who wants to straighten out Michael and send him to Reggie; he doesn't have a very big role but it's great to see him in this type of movie as a good guy.UFC Fighter Krzysztof Soszynski is the villain of the movie Dominic and he REALLY looks the part; when he's on screen he's pretty damn scary looking and is threatening as Hell. He brings real authenticity to the role and his fight scenes are vicious and usually short. He's a very memorable villain and may end up being seen as a classic bad guy.Speaking of the fight scenes, I'm pleased to say that they are shaky cam free with fluid camera work but also not afraid to get up close to the action. We get to see every punch and kick and it isn't watered down; when we see Dominic fighting, he pounds his opponent's faces in and usually leaves them out cold.There is one reference to 'The Karate Kid' in the movie but nothing cheesy and that's one of the main things I enjoyed about 'Tapped Out'. It manages to be an inspirational tale without being cheesy or having any clunky dialogue. The characters are believable and although the story isn't anything all that new, I found myself enjoying every moment.There is plenty of humour too in the form of Lou Daniel Faraldo who arranges the fights and has some choice lines; when he sees what Michael can do in the ring he turns from cynical to a fan very quickly.We also get a few awesome training montages which are essential for films like this but in this movie we get to see UFC legend Anderson Silva teach Michael how to properly cage fight and mix up his fighting style. He's only in a few scenes but he has a great career ahead of him as an action star as he has a very likable face and plenty of fighting skills obviously.'Tapped Out' is director Allan Ungar's feature début and from this evidence it looks like he is going to have a great career. With a new action movie called 'Gridlocked' on the way, I'm looking forward to seeing what he does next.Overall, 'Tapped Out' is 'The Karate Kid' for a new generation with a great cast, nicely choreographed fights and an inspirational and entertaining story.
I was also expecting a movie like those Hector Echavarria MMA movies from a couple years back. They where OK, but had predictable stories, decent fighting yet nothing especially crazy, they also had a bunch of MMA fighters doing cameo to market the project like this one.But the comparing stop there. The story in this one is really well written and i could really feel for the hero trough the movie. Some people mention there is not much action til later in the movie, i didn't even really notice it, the story really kept me on the edge and i loved how the hero trained. Although it does take <more>
some references from a couple known movies like Karate Kid i really like how it mix so well a good old Karate setting that remind older movies with todays MMA.The villain really play his part well, he is truly believable. He does have very little lines but he did a pretty good job when he had ones. The fighting also has an authentic feel to it and the fight choreographers really mixed well a more realistic set-up with some "movie moves".Of course if you expect Anderson Silva or Lytto Machida to have big roles in this, don't. They seem like the lead on the covers but they have very little screen time, more like an extended cameo, but again what you expected really? They can't really act, there just there to promote the movie.Really Tapped Out is really one of 2014 best surprise for me. I wasn't expecting much yet i got a strong martial art movie that i enjoy from beginning to end. The hero, the love interest, the villain, the sensei/trainer, they where all memorable characters that i felt for.Give this a chance you won't regret it.