Jan 4, 2011

Korchi Punya

salam semua.

(oh shit. korchi, ape cer assignment kau dulu? sorry aku terlupa pasal tu.)

this is a movie review article i made for my friend's assignment not so long time ago. just thought that publishing it wouldn't harm. teehe!


In the tradition of "Mortal Kombat", "Street Fighter" and other fighting video-game series comes "Tekken" to the big screen. If you expect an epic movie such as "The Dark Knight" or "Inception", you will be dissapointed. However, if you expecting "Tekken" serving you a vision of a cool underdog hero fighting against the strong bad guy, and a sexy beautiful women as his sidekick, attempting motions of fighting and stunts, you are good to go!.

And you may even be a little bit amazed by the action in "Tekken". With it showing some parkour stunts, guns and explosion. At least for the first half of the movie.

Mainly, the movie is about a rebellious Jin Kazama acted by Jon Foo who gets reluctantly drawn into the Iron Fist tournament organised by the mighty Tekken Corp. Jin learnt to fight from his mother Jun (Tamlyn Tomita) who also warns him to stay away from Tekken and the Iron Fist tourney. Of course, one thing leads to another and Jin finds himself in the highly-publicised tournament where he must fight contestants twice his size and having triple his experience. These are heavies like the 'bionic' Bryan Fury (Gary Daniels) and Russian contender Sergei Dragonov (Anton Kasabov). And we already knows, hero always wins.

And oh yes, he also meets hot girls like Christie Monteiro (Kelly Overton) and Nina Williams (Candice Hillebrand) who rolls as an eye candy to the viewers. In the course of his battles, he learns the truth about himself! Ironically, he also knew that his very own mother and father also had take apart in the tournament years ago.

With fast-paced action, brief dialogues and some thrilling fight sequences, one can easily get taken away by the Tekken action, even if they are ludicrous and downright incredulous. The plot is poorly so predictable, even with its twist involving Jin and chief villain Kazuya Mishima (Ian Anthony Dale) and his father Heihachi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa). Indeed, the narrative barely helps to sustain the action sequences - and the fighting scenes get repetitive and boring in the second half of the film.

But then with a second-rate cast of relative unknowns, it is unrealistic to expect anything more than the visual delights of "DOA" or "The Legend of Chun Li". What we can be thankful for is that director Dwight Little has kept the flick within 90 minutes and does not show too many bloody and gory scenes and the awesome vision of the stunt coordinator Cyril Rafaelli. overall grade: 3/5.