Tekken. It’s one of those movies based off an arcade/video game, right? We all know how those movies turned out, so why bother reviewing this?
Well, it’s fun, for one thing. Talking about such crap job movies is always fun. 😀
For fans of the game and the movie, I apologize in advance if what I say turns out to be offensive. Let’s be honest, though, this is not Hollywood material, but it is still entertaining. (My reasons, however, for enjoying this may differ largely from yours.)
The whole gloom and doom atmosphere presented in this future-set flick is depressing, yes, but provides the perfect environment for all the fighting that Tekken is known for. The plot also lends itself to more fighting, but with a little dramatic twist reminiscent of Filipino and/or Mexican telenovelas or maybe even a Jedi encounter ala Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker.
Jon Foo’s accent is definitely American, but there’s still an Asian lilt to it if you listen closely. It’s really amusing to try and catch it. 😀
The fights aren’t that spectacular. I expected more out of a movie based on a fighting game. They were your basic punch and kick moves with very little awesomeness thrown in the mix. The girl fights were the most disappointing, though. You call them the best in the world but they fight like that? Nikita could take on those girls with one arm tied around her back. Her or Xena, the warrior princess. 😀
Okay, before I regress into using more corny lines, I just have this to say: Tekken is okay by me. I may have said crap about this movie, but it still manages to induce a grimace or two during the fight scenes. 😀