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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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death | slum | combat | fighter | tournament | See more »

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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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$30,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Based on the multi million selling fighting games series created by Namco. See more »

Goofs

When Steve asked Jin to be his sponsors, he ask his name. Oddly he forgot/didn't heard all the crowd or the TEKKEN Sport-caster yelling Jin's name out loud. See more »

Quotes

Steve Fox: So, who taught you how to fight?
Jin Kazama: My mother.
Steve Fox: [laughs] Your mother? No way.
Jin Kazama: She's dead.
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Crazy Credits

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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References Tekken 3 (1998) See more »

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Jerusalem
Written by Mark Sayfritz, Ivor Crichlow, John Crichlow, Hamish Clark
Performed by Dog
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7 August 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Okay just finished watching this and wow is it bad. I could sit here and kick the heck out've it for not being faithful to the game, which hooo boy it isn't, but then all I'll get is a bunch of people going "It's Tekken The Movie, NOT Tekken The Game!".

So I'll review it as a simple action movie. The plot was thin, the character motivations were practically nil and the fight scenes were shot with far too many cuts. The acting ranged from over the top to poor.

Interestingly for a movie that did not in any way respect the storyline of the game, it went out of it's way to include homages to it. Hell entire characters were in it for no more than that. Anna Williams didn't have a fight or indeed even a line! She existed for no other reason to name drop and to wander about in her underwear. While we're on the subject of the Williams sister's what the heck is wrong with Nina's face?!? I have no idea if this is true, but it looks like it's been constructed in the operating theatre, apologies if it wasn't, but DAMN.

They also managed to incorrectly spell Cung Le's name in the credits.

Not for Tekken fans as they'll get angry, not for action movie fans as they'll get bored.


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