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Tekken (2010)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  20 March 2010 (Japan)
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Jin Kazama witnesses the death of his mother Jun by Tekken in the slums known as Anvil. After finding a Tekken ID he decides to seek out vengeance for his mother's death.

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The year is 2039. World wars have destroyed everything and territories are run by corporations, the mightiest -- and cruelest -- of which is Tekken. Jin Kazama (John Foo) witnesses the death of his mother Jun (Tomita) by Tekken in the slums known as Anvil. Vowing vengeance, and armed only with his street smarts and raw fighting skills, he enters a dangerous and potentially deadly combat tournament, where he must defeat the world's most elite fighters to become the "King of the Iron Fist." Written by Official site

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Survival is no game.


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Rated R for violence and brutal fighting throughout, and for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Chiaki Kuriyama was named to portrayed Ling Xiaoyu, but later denied the rumor in a interview with Kotaku. See more »

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In Anvil when Christie took care Jin during his injuries her face is shown in serious looking, but the next scene where Heihachi Mishima shows up she raised her head to Mishima but her expression is shown with giggles smile. See more »

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Jin Kazama: After the Terran wars, governments fell. Corporations took control, fighting over what remained. Eight companies survived and divided up the world. Those companies were collectively known as Iron Fist. The American territories fell to the mightiest corporation of all: Tekken. Once a year, they hosted a tournament, which was no game - kill, or be killed. Outside the walls of Tekken City, In the burned-out slums they call the Anvil, that's where it all started.
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After the film's end, there's an additional scene, showing Kazuya Mishima in a jail, then Heihachi Mishima with a Tekken soldier about to execute him. Heihachi Mishima repeats that he is Tekken and that the soldier should obey him. The soldier does just that and Heihachi Mishima is spared execution. See more »

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Followed by Tekken: Kazuya's Revenge (2014) See more »

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Jerusalem
Written by Mark Sayfritz, Ivor Crichlow, John Crichlow, Hamish Clark
Performed by Dog
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Tekken didn't blow me away, but it's much better than I expected.
27 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"You will fight, the world will watch, and my legacy will be written with your blood."

Tekken actually wasn't half-bad. I'm as surprised to be saying that as you probably are to be reading it. 

It probably helped that the bar is so low for video game adaptations, and that the last such movie I saw was King of Fighters, which was awful to an absurd degree. Tekken can't help but look good in comparison to that. It helps that it makes at least an effort to keep some of the story and characters from the games, while offering frequent decent, if not great, fight scenes. The overuse of flashbacks gets a little old, but that's a much more minor issue than I was expecting Tekken to have.

I have to mention that Tekken looks pretty good, with some impressive sets and a slick, high-budget veneer. The main actors are adequate, with John Foo as Jin being a capable fighter and believable enough as an earnest and ultimately good-hearted guy. Kelly Overton doesn't have a lot to do other than look hot in her greatly revised role as Christie, but she's infinitely qualified in that particular area. She does okay in her action scenes, too. Ian Anthony Dale is appropriately villainous as Kazuya, and everyone else is at least acceptable. 

Tekken is basically just another fighting tournament movie, placed in a video game setting. But, that's all it really needs to be. The story is simple and straight-forward, and I think that's a good thing. Keep in mind that this isn't supposed to be a 100% accurate adaptation of the game, and it'll probably entertain you. 


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