Jimmy Garren, a former Tae Kwon Do world champion, is now retired and a widowed father to ten-year-old Katie. So when he's challenged by a famous cage fighter-and former rival Nick "the ... See full summary »
Jimmy Garren, a former Tae Kwon Do world champion, is now retired and a widowed father to ten-year-old Katie. So when he's challenged by a famous cage fighter-and former rival Nick "the Nasty" Harper-to a fight, he refuses...until Katie is kidnapped by Harper's crew. With the match being the only way to save his daughter, Jimmy travels to Brazil to train with world-renowned MMA fighter Renzo Gracie for a deadly fight in the cage...that only one man will survive. Written by
Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
First of all, I feel I should admit that I am not a fan of the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. When I come across such a bout on TV, I am quickly bored by seconds going by without a fight move being executed, and the participants always getting into a struggle on a ground. But even if I did like the sport, I am pretty sure I would still have as negative a reaction to it as I did when watching it today. The movie looks terrible - it was obviously shot on digital video, which means the image seldom looks sharp and colorful, and with lighting in the background being so bright it obscures what's in the background. And while the movie spent a few bucks to partially film in Brazil, the Brazilian locations are hardly used - you have to wonder why they bothered to travel there. The acting, while not the worst I've seen in a direct-to-DVD quickie, is still pretty bad. And the script has a number of plot holes and illogical moves by the characters that makes it seem like a first draft. Oh, and the fights? They are just as boring as the fights I've seen on TV. Maybe they did get something accurate after all.
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