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Jiu Jitsu (2020)

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Every six years, an ancient order of jiu-jitsu fighters joins forces to battle a vicious race of alien invaders. But when a celebrated war hero goes down in defeat, the fate of the planet and mankind hangs in the balance.

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Dimitri Logothetis

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Dimitri Logothetis (screenplay by), Jim McGrath (screenplay by) (as James McGrath)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Moussi ... Jake
Nicolas Cage ... Wylie
Raymond Pinharry Raymond Pinharry ... Fisherman
Mary Makariou Mary Makariou ... Fisherman's Wife
Tommy Walker ... Private Tommy
John D. Hickman ... Hickman (as John Hickman)
Eddie Steeples ... Tex
Rick Yune ... Captain Sand
Marie Avgeropoulos ... Myra
Philip Kkalas Philip Kkalas ... Soldier
Tony Jaa ... Kueng
Frank Grillo ... Harrigan
Marrese Crump ... Forbes
JuJu Chan Szeto ... Carmen (as JuJu Chan)
Ryan Tarran ... Brax
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Storyline

When Jake Barnes, a master Jiu Jitsu fighter, refuses to face Brax, an indomitable alien creature, the future of humanity hangs in the balance. Injured and suffering from severe amnesia, Jake is captured by a military squad unequipped to fight the merciless intruder who has descended upon the planet. Jake is rescued by Wylie, and an ancient order of Jiu Jitsu fighters who must help him recover his memory and regain his strength in order to band together and defeat Brax in an epic battle that will determine the fate of mankind. Written by Highland Film Group

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Rated R for violence throughout | See all certifications »
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Nicolas Cage is a big Bruce Lee fan and always wanted to make a martial arts movie See more »

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Obvious crash mats under the hay for the soldiers to land on when they are kicked of the wall in the POV sequence at the military base. See more »

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Wasn't sure what movie I was watching
16 January 2021 | by staunton-garySee all my reviews

Thought this was going to be really good for 2020 movie, but it's only just above average. It was said that Nicolas Cage always wanted to make a martial arts movie, maybe if he'd put some work into learning some of the moves that he wouldn't have had the double to step in and do the moves. Granted, he did do a couple of moves himself, but a fail on effort. Alain Moussi (Jake) and his stupid looking "blank expression" when trying to remember stuff degrades his cred further, each time he does it. Marie Avgeropoulos (Myra) wasn't convincing as an intelligence officer and I thought that she would have been more involved. Thankfully, there were no romantic scenes involving Cage, that would have lost another 2 stars. Eddie Steeples (Tex) was obviously cast as comic relief, but wasn't given the air time to do so. Rick Yune (Captain Sand) wasn't used enough either, even Frank Grillo (Harrigan) felt underused. The cast was there, the story felt unfinished, although complete, and there's some cringe too. I would recommend with a couple of warnings.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jiu Jitsu See more »

Filming Locations:

Cyprus

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$220,824
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