Kickboxer: Vengeance

2016

Action / Crime / Drama / Sport

95
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 41%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 28%
IMDb Rating 4.9 10 8950

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Dave Bautista as Tong Po
Gina Carano as Marcia
Jean-Claude Van Damme as Master Durand
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by davideo-2 2 / 10

Lame, watered down reboot of a martial arts classic

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

In this remake of the original Kickboxer movie, Kurt Sloane (Alain Moussi) tries to convince his kickboxing champion brother Eric (Darren Shahlavi) not to travel to the Far East to fight heaving warrior Tong Po (Dave Bautista) after getting a bad vibe. When Po cripples Eric, Kurt vows revenge, but after an attempt on Po's life goes wrong, he is left to turn to the unorthodox Master Durand (Jean Claude Van Damme) for the training he needs to illuminate Po in the ring, where his mystique will be broken forever.

Of all the franchises that are getting resurrected for profit, JCVD's cult martial arts classic Kickboxer might have been one of the least likely, but alas one seems to have been made, with the man himself reappearing in a supporting role, in a touch of irony now as the trainer with a new star as the aspiring young protégé. It hardly set the box office alight, and disappeared from it's limited cinema run at the speed of light. Despite being billed more as a sequel, it's actually a remake, and it's yet another of the soulless, sanitised, politically correct new reboots that sticks two fingers in the face of the no holds barred, take no prisoners 80s original.

Despite the musclebound, well honed, martial arts stars on display, instead of our moneysworth, what we are given is a series of tepid, watered down fight sequences, with a boring, unengaging story and a gormless looking lead character who looks too much like some English stand up comedian. As for VD himself, he puts on the usual drawn, grey act he's been doing in all his films lately, without any of the humour of dash of Mr. Zen from the original (not to mention the inexplicable dubbing of his voice?!?). The whole thing is like eating a bun without the burger, like the original all over again, but completely flat and without any impact.

You can't help but feel sorry for this generation of film goers, who seem to be getting served the processed meat of the prime ribs we were offered. *

Reviewed by J. (CountJonnie) 5 / 10

Bad movie, but watchable for the right reasons

The movie is pretty bad. The story, acting, (lack of) development, etc. But this is the kind of "you get what you pay for" bad. You watch this movie probably because you grew up with Van Damme's first movies, and remember Tong Po as one of the first movie antagonists that actually gave you nightmares.

None of that charm is here. Van Damme is without inspiration and makes you wonder why people ever thought he was a dominant or flashy fighter. The charm is in the new Kurt Sloan, played by Alain Moussi. Not that he is a good actor, but he has a boyish charm, combined with true martial arts skills. The actual surprise however came in 2 forms. (1) Tong Po played by Bautista. That guy is for real, nuff said. And (2) the many cameos by todays real fighters who can be recognized if you're a fan of Glory Kickboxing and UFC.

Watch this movie like you would watch a remake of Mortal Kombat, or a remake of the Turtles. Therefor this is an acceptable remake of the original Kickboxer with a few nice worthy moments. Just don't expect anything from Van Damme, because those one or two slow kicks aren't worth staying awake for.

Reviewed by brunolabate 1 / 10

Terrible. Worse than expected.

When you think that nothing else would surprise you, you watch Kickboxer: Vengeance and starts to review all your worst reviews. From animals clearly made of plastic, terrible "epileptic" camera on action scenes to direction worthy of zero stars, the movie is a complete tragedy. The original Kickboxer deserves 7-9 stars when compared to this reboot.

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