Monday, May 11, 2009

Underground (2007) 2 - Stars

I wasn't impressed with much in this movie, maybe it's just not my type. The trailer looks interesting but the movie is flat and just feels like a huge testosterone rush of martial art fighting, with no real story line behind the fighters. Only for the viewer who likes to see brutal ass whoppings as the fight scenes are pretty action packed and believable for the martial arts fan. But, with no character development you could care a less who wins or loses.

In the suburbs of the United Kingdom an underground fighter organization is recruiting masters of kickboxing, kung fu, tae kwon do, boxing, wushu, karate wrestling, capoeira, freestyle ninjitsu, and all sorts of other martial arts. They will make up an elite group of 12 to do battle taking home a purse of £500,000.00, but only one can win and there are no rules. Fighting cast includes, Joey Ansah, Nathan Lewis, Liang Yang, Zara Phythian, Gary Webster, Fidel Nanton, Mark Strange, Leon Sua, Leonard Fenton, and Danny John-Jules.

Intense Productions, Skylandian Pictures, Park Entertainment
Director: Chee Keong Cheung
Writers: Chee Keong Cheung, Oliver Morran
Producers: Chee Keong Cheung, Oliver Morran, Mark Strange
I viewed 3/09

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