Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tekken Review





Hey guys its another review by your friendly neighbor German Man (AJ) this time I will be reviewing Tekken, the movie, in this movie The year is 2039. World wars have destroyed everything and territories are run by corporations, the mightiest -- and cruelest -- of which is Tekken. Jin Kazama (John Foo) witnesses the death of his mother Jun (Tomita) by Tekken in the slums known as Anvil. Vowing vengeance, and armed only with his street smarts and raw fighting skills, he enters a dangerous and potentially deadly combat tournament, where he must defeat the world's most elite fighters to become the "King of the Iron Fist."Enough with the back story, lets get into what I thought. First off I went into this movie with very low expectations, I had heard it was horrible from numerous sources but I thought I would give it a chance and now I am glad. The movie turned out to be very entertaining and full of action. I have to admit that I have only played Tekken the video game only a few times, from what I know it wasnt really a game with a story but I could be wrong. The way they portrayed this movie was done quite well, camera angles were done fantastic, in most action movies I tend to feel motion sickness, in this one I did not, also the characters were greatly casted and I feel like they delivered their mediocre lines quite well. I'm not sitting here telling you this is a fantastic movie, but it kept my attention and made me wonder what was next.

Stand out performances are Jin (John Foo) this was his first lead character role and he nailed it, he showed me the right amount of emotion needed for this character and his stunts were mostly done by him, fantastic job. Christie Monteiro (Kelly Overton) was beautiful just like in everything she does, she also portrayed the character very well even though Christie Monteiro was suppose to be Jamaican but I was able to over look that because she is gorgeous. Last but not less to mention was Kazuya (Ian Anthony Dale) the villain of the movie, and a somewhat of a Star Wars reference you find out he is Jin's father, but he looked the part perfectly and truly was the best delivered actor in the cast.



So to wrap up, I only had a few issues with the movie and it was just minor things, I wish I would have seen more scenes with his mother training him, also the love interest switched from one actress to another, but nevertheless both were nice eye candy. so I am going to have to conclude with a very strong "RENT" actually I hadn't known that this movie was in theatres until the Blue Ray was out but I thought I would spread the word on this movie. Stay Classy Planet Earth! AJ Out!!!

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