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Hard Target 2 (2016)

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Wes is slumming it in Bangkok 6 months after killing his best friend in a match in Vegas. He's tricked into Myanmar's jungle, where he's the fox in rich people's hunt.

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Roel Reiné
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Adkins ... Wes Baylor
Robert Knepper ... Jonah Aldrich
Rhona Mitra ... Sofia
Temuera Morrison ... Madden
Ann Truong ... Tha
Adam Saunders ... Esparto
Jamie Timony Jamie Timony ... Landon Marshall
Peter Hardy ... Jacob Zimling
Sean Keenan ... Tobias Zimling
Troy Honeysett ... Jonny Sutherland
Katrina Grey ... Kay Sutherland
Gigi Velicitat ... Maduka
Amarin Cholvibul ... Win
Thira Chutikul Thira Chutikul ... Thai Youth
Geoffrey Giuliano Geoffrey Giuliano ... Vermeulen
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Retired mixed martial artist Wes "The Jailor" Baylor (Scott Adkins) can't refuse a million-dollar purse he's offered for one final bout in Myanmar. But when he arrives for the fight, he learns he's been tricked into becoming the target of a human hunt. Carrying only water and a ruby-filled money belt for the last person standing, Wes must outsmart the heavily armed group that has paid to kill him. As he fights for his life in the treacherous jungle terrain, the hunters become the hunted. Written by Subrat Jain

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Scott Atkins and JCVD were both in Expendables 2 and both were the main characters in the hard target movies. See more »

Goofs

In one of the scenes when Aldrich is shooting at Baylor from a helicopter, a dirt cam shows that the helicopter blades aren't turning. That scene was shot on the ground. See more »

Crazy Credits

The movie title is written from parallel lines formed by darting arrow, similar to the original Hard Target. See more »

Connections

References Rambo (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Bring The Ruckus
Written by Josh Macintosh, Christopher Greenwood, Adam Messinger
Performed by Manafest
Courtesy of Manafest Productions
Under license from Tunecore, Inc.
Courtesy of Capitol Christian Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Worth it for fans of Adkins and those getting into him.
30 November 2016 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

When I herd that Hard Target 2 was going to be on Netflix, I was all set to jump at the chance to see it, but I must admit that I was a little upset to see the film starred Scott Adkins and not Jean Claude Van Damme.

Not that I don't love Scott Adkins, I do. He's this generations' marshal arts action star, but possibly because I'm such a huge fan of Van Damme and the idea that he can still do the high flying kicks that made him worth loving is the reason why it took me so long to see it.

The wait was well worth it. Of course it's not as good as the first one. Like I said the 1st one had Van Damme and was directed by John Woo in his first American picture, Just before Hollywood thought enough of him to temper with his genius. Not to mention that Lance Henriksen and Arnold Vosloo played possibly the first gay villains I ever seen on the big screen.

But like I said, Scott Adkins is this generations answer to Van Damme. In Hard Target 2, Adkins plays a Mixed Marshal Arts fighter (stretch), who accidentally kills his best friend in the ring. Filled with depression, he accidentally signs up to be hunted in Indonesia by a group of rich bastards, but of course "They picked the wrong man to hunt'"

It's interesting that happens though. When you play a game like Hard Target, eventually you will pick the wrong man to hunt, and man, you do not want to be on the team when that happens. There was at least two characters: A billionaire game developer and the son of some rich gun totting type who were hoping to start off with something a little simpler. Rounding out the variety of the hunters was a women with daddy issues and some famous Spanish guy looking for a thrill.

It's an action packed sequel. Not the best fighting Adkins has done in a picture (That I think was Undisputed 2 and 3), but I think Hard target 2 will work on those guys who never herd or don't really know who Adkins is. It's a great way to introduce him to the audience with a group of people wondering why Van Damme is not in it, but will not be disappointed with Adkins.

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Release Date:

6 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Thailand

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