Friends get together for a night out in a bar. Life is wonderful as a couple share their proposal moment. When, suddenly strange things start to happen. Loss of power. Throughout the city. ... See full summary »
John looks to take down Luc Deveraux after a home invasion claims his wife and daughter. The fight pits John against Andrew Scott and an army of genetically enhanced warriors; meanwhile, he must contend with a UniSol in relentless pursuit.
Jean-Claude Van Damme,
St. Jude Square is a neighborhood living in fear and despair. The dueling gangs of local kingpins Dash and Antuan terrorize the streets and the citizens live without a shred of hope... until mysterious stranger Ryan Hong (Cung Le) arrives in town. He begins to play one gang against the other using his unparalleled martial arts skills, and by calling on the teachings of his brilliant mentor Tiano (Jean-Claude Van Damme) to find the strength to battle back. However, just as he begins to bring the community under control, Hong is confronted by Mr. V, the town's ruthless and corrupt police chief. At first Mr. V is impressed by Hong's skill, but soon sees Hong as a threat to his regime, and the two warriors are locked in a head-to-head battle, pitting the fear and corruption of Mr. V's regime versus the new beginning Hong represents for the people of St. Jude Square. Written by
DRAGON EYES plays out like one of those no-budget knockoffs Action fans know all too well. More's the pity: Cung Le is a genuinely talented actor and a superb martial artist. Fellow mixed martial artist Dan Henderson shows up just long enough to pound Le into a coma, but it's Le himself whose skills the movie showcases. (Though NOT the skills he perfected in the ring; i.e.; the devastating sweeps and throws that made him famous early in his martial arts career.) Storywise, there's not a whole lot going on and Peter Weller LOOKS like an elderly actor playing a "gangsta," but DRAGON EYES is still worth watching for true fans of the genre. It's not a classic by any means, but it's a start...
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