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Fist 2 Fist 2: Weapon of Choice (2014)

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Retired assassin, Jack Lee, walked away from his violent past to raise his dead brother's daughter, Jaime, as his own. When crime lord Banducci kidnaps Jaime for a payback, Jack brings his ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Jino Kang ... Jack Lee
Douglas Olsson ... Michael Banducci
Katherine Celio ... Ashlie (Ash) Jordan
Artem Mishin ... Don Orloff
Kelly Lou Dennis ... Jaime Lee
Don Williams ... Hap Koehler
John Carney ... San Testaban
Steven Menasche Steven Menasche ... Testo
Robert D. Parham ... The Machine
William Armando William Armando ... Alejandro (as William Solano)
Steve Tanabe ... Plenty
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nico Abiera Nico Abiera ... Assassin
Tony Carrillo ... Gardener
Baily Hopkins ... Crime Scene Photographer
Steve Huang ... Z


Retired assassin, Jack Lee, walked away from his violent past to raise his dead brother's daughter, Jaime, as his own. When crime lord Banducci kidnaps Jaime for a payback, Jack brings his gifted skills of extermination out of retirement and the streets of San Francisco become a battleground for a one man killing machine and ruthless, united mob bosses. Written by Jino Kang

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Whether you live or die depends on your weapon of choice.


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In the context of being a small, straight-to-video action flick, Weapon of Choice delivers!
19 August 2015 | by fifbeatSee all my reviews

If you're willing to take a break from all the mundane action movies playing in theaters, look no further than Jino Kang's latest revenge thriller, Weapon of Choice. Also known as Fist 2 Fist 2 (a sequel by name only to 2011′s Fist 2 Fist), Weapon of Choice follows a retired assassin named Jack Lee (Jino Kang) who must rescue his "daughter" (Kelly Lou Dennis) from a notorious crime boss (Douglas Olsson) and his crew of gangster hit men. With a little help from a lovely rogue cop (Katherine Celio), Jack becomes a one-man kill squad who is determined to get his daughter back by any means necessary

Master Jino Kang – the film's star, co-director, writer and producer – reminds me of Hong Kong film legend Michael Chan Wai Man (Handcuff, Five Element Ninjas). Not only are the two built alike, they both have that hard-edged, stone-like facial structure. Like Chan Wai Man, I see Kang more as a heartless villain than a typical good guy. In Weapon of Choice, he essentially plays both – a contract killer at first, then a man who tries to pursue a normal life – which makes the character of Jack Lee a fitting role for him.

Despite its low budget, Weapon of Choice is a classy little flick. It shows off fancy cars, attractive women, sharp wardrobe attire and some magnificent aerial shots of San Francisco. It's apparent the most was made out of a limited budget by utilizing the backdrop of a beautiful city, as well as being resourceful with the flashy toys and props. But enough with the pretty visuals

It's during its finale that Weapon of Choice truly shines. To put it simply, Kang annihilates about 25+ men in a brutal 15-minute action sequence. It's a nonstop segment filled with kicking, punching, choking, breaking, slicing, slashing, stabbing and even some shooting. It's here that Kang delivers the goods to martial arts film junkies. Be on the look out for homages to both Fist of Fury and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. This should give you an example of the film's subtle humor throughout, even during its violent moments.

The film's action choreography – which showcases Wushu, Sanshou, Judo, Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu, Muay Thai, Hapkido and various MMA techniques – is tight, authentic and handled with grace and style; which shouldn't be a surprise, since Kang, who is also the film's fight choreographer, holds a black belt in Hapkido, Tae Kwon Do, Kyokoshin-Kai Karate and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Unfortunately, they're plagued with quick cuts/editing, which tarnishes their flow. Let's put it this way: As long as you're not expecting the awe- inspiring Ong-Bak, Ip Man or The Raid-type choreography – not to mention camera work – you'll be pleased with the way Kang presents his action sequences.

My main gripe with Weapon of Choice is that it has a good share of scenes that felt like they could have been edited more tightly (particularly its non-action, dialogue based moments). There's also a brief love scene that comes out of nowhere, which is a common pet peeve of mine. There have only been a few times, in the history of action films, where I felt a scene like this was necessary. To give Weapon of Choice some credit, it was at least done tastefully. Also, I don't care for CGI-blood, which is also becoming more and more common, even in big budget Hollywood movies (i.e. The Expendables, Machete Kills).

The bottom line: In the context of being a small, straight-to-video action flick, Weapon of Choice delivers.

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