Bloodsport III brings us back to the world of Alex Cardo. This time he must battle in a fight to end all fights - The Kumite, the most vicious warrior alive - Beast. He must not only battle... See full summary »

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Bloodsport III brings us back to the world of Alex Cardo. This time he must battle in a fight to end all fights - The Kumite, the most vicious warrior alive - Beast. He must not only battle for his own honor, but also avenge the death of Sun, his mentor, teacher, and spiritual "father", when Sun is spitefully killed by crime boss Duvalier. In order to defeat Beast, destroy Duvalier, and avenge Sun's death, Alex turns to Leung to whom he was indebted in Bloodsport II. Leung directs him to the great shaman, Makato "the Judge", to whom Alex must turn for guidance. The judge teaches him to fully channel the energy in his mind and body in order to rout the Beast in the Kumite... Written by <tkroll@chs.cusd.claremont.edu>

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To be worthy of the Kumite sword, you must fight for justice and truth. See more »

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Followed by Bloodsport: The Dark Kumite (1999) See more »

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Inferior to the first two, but delivers it's promise
26 November 2006 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

You should watch Bloodsport III if you have enjoyed the first two, but know that it is inferior to those movies.

First of all, the narration style is the same as in the second one(told by flash-backs). This is not bad, but it doesn't bring anything new to the franchise, and the between flash-back scenes in B2 were arguably better. Secondly, the main villain (who somehow looks like Vince Vaughn). His name is "The Beast"...OK, the name of the bad guy in B2 was "Demon", so does every bad guy now have to have a weird name like "Evil Guy" or whatever? Also, and more importantly, he really isn't that impressive, and doesn't look like he poses a threat to the hero. Finally, all the other Kumite fighters sucked. Some of them had funny names (Lima Lama, JJ Tucker), but none of them were sympathetic, rather super annoying (except for Lima Lama).

Now for the good. The movie was a shot in Sri Lanka, which makes for an interesting change of locale. A lot of the team behind B2 is back for this one, and it's nice to see actors like Pat Morita and James Hong don't mind coming back for just one scene. It's also nice to see actors like John-Rhys Davies, who played Sallah in Indiana Jones, and Gimli in Lord Of The Rings, will also act in movies like Bloodsport. Also, and importantly, though handled somewhat awkwardly, the underlying storyline in B3 is deeper and has more meaning than all the other Bloodsports.

All in all, while inferior to it's predecessors, Bloodsport III is a movie for which one should not have high expectations, and with Daniel Bernhardt in the lead, it delivers it's promise.


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