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Plan B: Scheiß auf Plan A (2016)

When three young martial artists embark on a relentless treasure hunt in order to free their friend from the grasp of a ruthless gangster, they get entangled in a complex conspiracy staged to dethrone Berlin's underworld kingpin.

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Can Aydin, Ufuk Genc | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Can Aydin ... Can
Cha-Lee Yoon ... Cha
Phong Giang ... Phong
Eugene Boateng Eugene Boateng ... U-Gin
Laurent Daniels Laurent Daniels ... Robert Kopp
Julia Dietze ... Victoria
Gedeon Burkhard ... Schulz
Henry Meyer Henry Meyer ... Gabriel
Florian Kleine ... Eddy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jennifer Bischof Jennifer Bischof
Linda Gegusch ... Dominatrix
Norbert Ghafouri Norbert Ghafouri
Heidi Moneymaker
Lea Mornar
Mike Möller ... Crypt fighter
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When three young martial artists embark on a relentless treasure hunt in order to free their friend from the grasp of a ruthless gangster, they get entangled in a complex conspiracy staged to dethrone Berlin's underworld kingpin.

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martial arts | kung fu | See All (2) »

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Official site [Germany] | WTFilms

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Germany

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German

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8 June 2017 (Germany) See more »

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Plan B See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Tries to be 80's and is certainly stylish but ultimately pointless
28 October 2017 | by stroggosSee all my reviews

I'm a huge fan of tacky 80's stuff. Give me the synths, give me the neon lights, the glaring colors. I'm also a huge fan of ridiculous movies that don't take themselves to seriously and that are shockful of over-the-top-action. "Plan B: Scheiss auf Plan A" has both... the 80's vibes and the ridiculous action, but nevertheless I found myself disappointed.

The story is simple: Three friends who are stunt men and their agent accidentally get tangled up in a crime plot surrounding the evil crime lord "Gabriel". In an almost video-game-like manner, the four friends have to fight through four stages to find Gabriel's safe. While they are hunting down Gabriel's treasures, they are also being chased by the police...

There's a lot to like about this movie. First and foremost the fact that this is a great action piece that doesn't come out of the usual mainstream Hollywood circles and that therefore breathes some fresh air into the genre. And then the whole 80's nostalgia and the general style, which is beautifully extravagant.

That said, the plot is far too random, even for a movie that takes obvious inspiration from B movies. A little more coherence would have been necessary. Moreover, while the action is INTERESTING, it is also not compelling—and that's ultimately the movie's downfall since action is what you're really in for with 'Plan B'. Our three stunt men protagonists (all of which are actually stunt men in Hollywood) certainly have a great sense of physicality, but the fight choreographies are a little disingenuous and at times genuinely boring. A lot of straightforward hitting and kicking, but relatively little variety. Also, on the acting front: While our three stunt men are quite likable characters and you do relate to them, the whole energy between the group members seems a little fake and unconvincing. And some of the jokes they make amongst each other are rather dull...

My recommendation is to watch this movies with friends to have a few good laughs over a beer. It's not a must-see, but it's certainly fun and short-lived background entertainment, made with a cool sense of style.


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