Namco's Tekken videogame comes to life from director Dwight H. Little (MURDER AT 1600) in this sci-fi action film for Crystal Sky Entertainment. The s...
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Review of "Tekken (DVD)"
Make today count because we ain't getting it back!
(Film only review)
Based on the award winning computer franchise, comes a treat for all Tekken fans. The basic storyline is about a young fighter named Jin Kazama (Jon Foo) who's mother (Tamlyn Tomita) was blown up in their home after a fight, Jin obviously feels its his fault, when it wasn't its actually someone else's.After the trauma Jin goes through he learns and believes it to be Heihachi Mishima (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) fault and Heihachi, holds a tournament every year called the Iron Fist Tekken Tournament and Jin decides to enter into the fighting tournament to get revenge for his mothers death and he wants to kill Heihachi.
Upon signing up for the tournament, to get there Jin has to beat a former fighter of the tournament named Marshall Law (Cung Le), after beating him Jin gets his reward and enters into the Tekken tournament.In Tekken the film their are characters from the games such as, Raven (Darrin Dewitt Henson), Bryan Fury (Gary Daniels), Nina Williams (Candice Hillebrand), Anna William (Marian Zapico), Eddy Gordo (Lateef Crowder), Yoshimitsu (Gary Ray Stearns), Sergei Dragunov (Anton Kasabov), Miguel Caballero Rojo (Roger Huerta), Hwoarang (Hyun-kyoon Lee) and Jin's love interest Christie Monteiro (Kelly Overton).
The effects were simply breathtaking. One of the best movies I have ever seen with special effects like this. They range from huge explosions that look almost real life and fighting scenes that look absolutely beautiful, they really did blow me away. Even by looking at the characters I could tell who was who from the game. The special effects were one of many good points about this movie. I'm not really a big fan of games being made into movies as there is always high expectations, that never get filled, this movie however was bang on the money, the effects were just as good as they are in the games. Absolutely fantastic.
I was quite surprised by the acting in the movie, I was so expecting poor performances and the characters to look really plain and blunt, however they all seemed as good as each other and they all looked like they were actually brought from the games.
Jon Foo who plays Jin in the movie was simply amazing, his stunts were similar and reminded me of a young Jackie Chan. he acts and plays a great role, I really couldn't fault him in this movie. Jon Foo hasn't really starred in many films and his most noteable roles included little parts in Batman begins and the new Universal Soldier.All in all every single actor/actress in this film were good and played their own roles really well, the stars in this film aren't top stars but that doesn't fault this movie in the slightest, if anything it makes the movie better. Probably the biggest star in this movie is Gary Daniels, who has starred in roughly about 52 movies altogether. Gary Daniels has starred in movies such as, The Expendables, Ultimate Target and Submerged with Steven Seagal.
Did You Enjoy it?
Oh yes! it was a fantastic film and very much like the game. Not many films that come from the game industry turn out to be amazingly good films, however this one did. With great acting, a great storyline to follow and some breathtaking special effects. The fight scenes are what I enjoyed the most, as they were something special and something I haven't seen in a movie before. Fans of Tekken games or fans of fighting films will love this movie, just like I did. It was fantastic.
How Does It Compare To Similar Films?
Quite well to be honest and I would class any film that has been made from the game into this category, including films like, Silent Hill, Street Fighter, Dead Or Alive, Resident Evil, Hitman and others. Tekken in my own opinion is the best game thats been made into a movie. DOA was good and Street Fighter was also good but this is so much better on many levels. I would possibly even go as far as to say its better than Mortal Kombat films, as I'm a massive fan. Well worth checking out if your a fan of games being made into movies like I am.
Bits and Bobs
Directed by Dwight H. Little, Tekken was created to be like the game and it does the game proud. The soundtrack of the movie is quite something, with each song going to the right scene in the movie, this makes it that more worth while when your watching it. With music by a group called Dog.
Tekken is a top quality movie and is totally value for money. Its an action packed fighting movie following the game. With lush special effects and really good fighting scenes, this makes Tekken a proper exciting film.The only bad point I had about this movie is, where are all the other characters? Its got the main characters missing. People like Paul, King, Lars, Panda and many others. But I supposed if more was in it, then the movie would be on for about 10 hours or so.
The runtime for tekken is 92 minutes and this movie is Rated R for bloody violence throughout, brief sexuality and language. All in all I would seriously recommend this movie to fans of the game, fans of fighting films and fans that like action movies. Its a wonderful movie.Thanks for reading :)
Product Information : Tekken (DVD)
Manufacturer's product descriptionNamco's Tekken videogame comes to life from director Dwight H. Little (MURDER AT 1600) in this sci-fi action film for Crystal Sky Entertainment. The story surrounds a hero's quest for freedom as he battles through a space-age martial arts tournament. THE MARINE's Alan B. McElroy provides the script.
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