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by hotsake
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Full Reviews
Topic: Iceman: The Time Traveller
Replies: 0
Views: 476

Iceman: The Time Traveller

It's sad when the first ten minutes is the best part of the movie and its a recap of the first film that I didn't really even like. The film looks cheap and unfinished and feels like it had the budget of TVB TV show episode. The martial arts action was hampered by bad editing, use of bad CGI and obv...
by hotsake
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Full Reviews
Topic: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
Replies: 0
Views: 476

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

The film feels much cheaper and lower budget than the original and the way the story is told has a very Hollywood medieval fantasy feel to it. The film just feels more Scorpion King than Crouching Dragon. Donnie Yen does well with the action and is the most impressive of the fighters but he seems ti...
by hotsake
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Full Reviews
Topic: Sleepy Eyes of Death 9: A Trail of Traps
Replies: 0
Views: 432

Sleepy Eyes of Death 9: A Trail of Traps

The meandering plot and lack of a real enemy made this entry left me feeling unsatisfied. The title says it all, the movie is basically a series of set pieces each featuring a trap that our hero much survive but there is no story to really tie these set pieces together and to me that the problem. Th...
by hotsake
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Full Reviews
Topic: Love and Sword
Replies: 0
Views: 455

Love and Sword

This film borders on the fantasy genre with its mix of wire work, special effects and more grounded fights. Usually with these types of films the fights have the actors flying, and using all sorts of other tricks to make them seem more powerful and while you do get that here too a lot of the fights ...
by hotsake
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Full Reviews
Topic: Kickboxer: Retaliation
Replies: 0
Views: 362

Kickboxer: Retaliation

This is a slight step up from Kickboxer: Vengeance but some good fights that were paced better than the first. While Alain Moussi isn't a good actor he is a really good martial artist and seems much more comfortable in his second starring role. The story is very basic and very b-movie '80s that has ...
by hotsake
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Full Reviews
Topic: Skyscraper
Replies: 0
Views: 427

Skyscraper

The most disappointing Dwayne Johnson movie I've seen in a long time. The plot is stupid, the music sucked, Neve Campbell and the villains were bland as hell, Dwayne Johnson seemed to be phoning it in which is a first. The stunts were very poorly staged and unbelievable and it didn't help that the C...
by hotsake
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Full Reviews
Topic: Nadare aka Avalanche
Replies: 0
Views: 565

Nadare aka Avalanche

I think this movie is much more universal than people give it credit for. Yes its steeped in Japanese traditions but Most if not all culture have dealt or still deal with the same issues. Its about responsibilities, youth, society, love, emotions. I can easily see the multilayered story presented. T...
by hotsake
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Full Reviews
Topic: The Hunchback (1972)
Replies: 0
Views: 325

The Hunchback (1972)

In 1971 Zatoichi and the One-Armed Swordsman was released as a wuxia/chambara crossover featuring Jimmy Wang Yu & Shintaro Katsu. Part of the deal was that the Taiwanese production company, Wing Luen Movie Film Company would be able to make Zatoichi films of their own. This is one of the four fi...
by hotsake
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Full Reviews
Topic: Troublesome Night 10
Replies: 0
Views: 409

Troublesome Night 10

As usual for this series a lot of time is spend on filming the locations and the main characters goofing around. There is a romantic subplot dealing with two types of hauntings. The first is The boss of the group hooks up with a ghost and the second is the group of employees are experiencing random ...
by hotsake
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Full Reviews
Topic: Cannibal Holocaust
Replies: 0
Views: 377

Cannibal Holocaust

I've heard a lot of things about this movie over the years but the one thing I had rarely heard was just how well the movie was made. Yes there are animal deaths in this but its not as exploitative as it is in many other films. The killings shown had a purpose and the animals were eaten. Also as a t...

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