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
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