Lethal Warrior (2015)

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Lethal Warrior: Directed by Soi Cheang. With Tony Jaa, Jing Wu, Simon Yam, Jin Zhang. While undercover officer Kit is taken prisoner by the syndicate, he befriends his keeper and discovers an organ trafficking ring.

“When I think back on Tony Jaau0026#39;s movies I remember mostly u0026quot;Bu0026quot;/u0026quot;C+u0026quot; movies with u0026quot;Au0026quot; or u0026quot;A+u0026quot; moments. This is his first u0026quot;Au0026quot; movie. A majority of his movies in the past were really bad plots that led to fights where he demonstrates his talent as a stuntman, and his fighting style, which is always really tight on his ability to cut distance and overpower his opponents using his short strikes from long distances with his ability to tough out and withstand beatings that should kill him. This fight has all that but unfortunately it seems like they traded his stunt work for CGI…go Hong Kong… they did give him a scene where he and Wu Jing get into an amazing tight out of character fight, almost like an Iko Uwais scene, just still very Jaa. There was also a lot of character development and identity in the choreography, which is nice to see. This adds to my thoughts 15 minutes in when I was thinking about the maturity in both Jaa and Wu Jing. There are no elephants or statues causing a city to get terrorized in this one, itu0026#39;s all about family.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI agree that there were too many coincidences in the plot to consider it great, but I still found it all interesting and well done, up until the last ten minutes. At that point you could almost see the writers cutting the ribbon. None of this is as important as the work from Jaa, Wu, and Zhang.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis is the first non period piece that Iu0026#39;m going to get my girlfriend to try to watch with me. A scene that I predicted at the beginning of the movie made me tear up, and I think that even though sheu0026#39;s not as into the action as I am, sheu0026#39;ll enjoy it.”


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