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
The world premiere of the film was in Japan, to see the bad reception that the film obtained by the Japanese public decided to send it directly to DVD in the United States and Latin America. See more »
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 »
What? You thought I do nothing. Tekken belongs to me.
You never understood the spirit of Tekken. That's why I couldn't put Tekken in your hands.
Tekken is in my hands, old man. Don't you see, it's over for you now.
[walks closer to Kazuya]
It's not about me or you. It's about the Mishima name in you have not lift up to and that's why in the end , you will fail.
Take Heihachi Mishima away. Destroy everything and including him.
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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 »
Written by Gerard McMann & Tony Silver
Performed by Katie DiCicco See more »
starts off good but then loses its potential
This movie is hard to discern. It has its ups and downs, its cheesy moments and its groundbreaking battles...
As a stand-alone movie, one might think it pretty good. The acting isn't as bad as independent movies usually deliver. The characters are two-dimensional, and all the main characters were adorned with minimal background stories that blended in well with the movie; in other words, they didn't feel forced just so you can know the characters better. Also, unlike other movies that start off from one setting and then jump to a luxurious island/mansion/castle, etc., this movie maintains its dystopian vibe from beginning to end, maintaining the reality of its world its inviting you in.
Compared to the games, there were a lot of disappointments. The characters dress like they do in the games, yet none of the actors are physically similar to them, nor do they talk like them. Also, some important characters (Heihachi, Kazuya, Nina) were extremely reduced to a disappointing level, while others (Christie, Steve, Raven) were needlessly emphasized.
The movie actually manages to grasp your attention, but halfway through, it spans out of control, and the final fight was a major disappointment. I will also say that I'm glad some core characters like Paul Phoenix, Lei Wulong and Hwoarang were left out; it's better to leave them untouched than to ruin them.
All in all, the movie might have had more credit if it changed the title and the names of the characters. In other words, it didn't need to be a Tekken adaption. One could easily come up with a movie based around a tournament without disappointing a lot of gamers (because let's face it, most of the people that watch these types of movies are gamers).
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