T.C. 2000

release year: 1993
genre: futuristic martial arts
viewing setting: home laserdisc, 6/8/98
what I expected: not much
what I got: entertaining crap

synopsis: In the future, everyone (good guys, bad guys, other guys) knows martial arts, and they run around duking it out for apparently random reasons.

impressions: This movie had aspirations to be cool and futuristic. Unfortunately, it was generally only futuristic. Although it had three major ass-kicking stars (Bolo Yeung, Billy Blanks, and Matthias Hues) its fight scenes were all pretty much the same. And they lasted too long - any experienced hand-to-hand combatant knows that a real fight to the death is over in seconds. Another gripe: everyone in this movie knew martial arts. Even the lowliest wretch. What's up with that? Anyhow...well, this movie had something to do with at least three groups of people - one below-ground, one above-ground, and one we really never learned anything about. A plot smoothing-over or two might have made the script more rational. Oh well, what do you expect from a movie whose studio has the same name as the movie: "T.C. 2000 Productions"...?

acting: You have got to be kidding. The cute blonde looked good, though, especially in her leather garb. We felt that, given the R-rating for violence and language, the director could have at least thrown in some gratuitous nudity to round things out.

reviewers' quotes:
"What was that all about?"
(laughter) "Your guess is as good as mine."

final word: plotless fighting galore

rating: C-

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