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The Avenging Fist (2001)

Kuen sun (original title)
A futuristic research compound develops a new police tool called the Power Glove. Supposedly, it gives the wearer incredible powers by letting him tap into the 'unused 80%' of his mental ... See full summary »

Directors:

Andrew Lau Wai-Keung (as Andrew Lau), Corey Yuen

Writer:

Sap Sam Chan (as Thirteen Chan)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Leehom Wang ... Nova / Kong
Stephen Fung ... Iron Surfer
Gigi Leung ... Erika
Kristy Yeung ... Belle
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Inspector Dark
Biao Yuen ... Thunder
Kar Lok Chin ... Jazz
Roy Cheung ... Combat 21
Cecilia Yip ... Aunt Wing
Ekin Cheng ... Young Inspector Dark
Ka Ho Yu Ka Ho Yu ... Sing
Ron Smoorenburg ... Iron Surfer's 1st Opponent
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Bo-Yee Chan
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Storyline

A futuristic research compound develops a new police tool called the Power Glove. Supposedly, it gives the wearer incredible powers by letting him tap into the 'unused 80%' of his mental potential. It turns out that the glove also enables the wearer to take over the minds of others, and one unbalanced police volunteer tries to use this to stage a coup. In the end, one of the three test cops is killed, another survives to stay on the force, and the rogue cop makes his escape. 20 years later, the dead officer's son gives away his identity by using his father's personal martial arts technique in a fighting competition, thus drawing the attention of both the remaining good and evil supercops. The kids and the old guys must then start getting ready for a multi-generational final battle of good vs. evil. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

7 December 2001 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Avenging Fist See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | DTS-ES (DVD version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally meant to be Jing Wong's take on the "Tekken" video game. However, Wong did not have permission from Namco to use the "Tekken" name and even at the end of the film, it states that the film is not based on or related to any of the "Tekken" video games and is not licensed by Namco Limited. Yet, Nova is modeled after Jin Kazama, Iron Surfer is modeled after Hwoarang, Iron Surfer's opponent in his first fight is modeled after Bryan Fury, Nova's dad is modeled after Kazuya Mishima and Dark 21 is apparently modeled after Heihachi Mishima (even though it is clear Dark 21 and Nova's father are not related in the film). See more »

Goofs

The position of Yuen Biao's metal mask varies from scene to scene - sometimes in the correct position, sometimes too low on his face so his nose appears much longer than it really is. See more »

Crazy Credits

At the end of the film, the film reads "Important notice: The movie is not based on or related to any of the "Tekken" video games and is not licensed by Namco Limited". See more »

Connections

Version of Tekken (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Wei Yi (The one and only)
Music and Lyrics by Leehom Wang
Performed by Leehom Wang
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Colorful But Lame
27 August 2003 | by NIXFLIX-DOT-COMSee all my reviews

AVENGING FIST was supposed to be the live-action version of TEKKEN the video game, but apparently no one bothered to tell creator Wong Jing about that little thing called "copyright infringement". Hence the re-title, even though the whole movie is really one big mishmash of other, better sci-fi films, mostly lifting plot points and gimmicks directly from Lucas' STAR WARS films. (i.e. Young boy accepts fate, learns skill, faces brainwashed father. Sound familiar?)

Notable are the special effects, which are quite good. Some of the fights are not too bad, although they are heavily manipulated by CGI, up to a point where you can't say a single person in this movie actually knows kung fu.

Sammo Hung has a funny cameo, playing up his weight angle. A good looking film, but highly unfocused and too derirative for its own good.

4 out of 10.


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