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Monday, June 07, 2010

Undisputed III: Redemption Blu-Ray Review

Undisputed III: Redemption Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: Eight elite fighters, prisoners from maximum security prisons around the world, are brought together by a powerful underground gambling syndicate for a secret, survival-of-the-fiercest battle competition. The prize: freedom for the champion?and a payday of millions to the organizers. Except the syndicate really doesn't plan on allowing anyone to walk free. Scott Adkins (the fearssome Weapon XI in X-Men Origins: Wolverine) returns as Boyka in a spin-kicking, iron-fisted, ground-and-pound fury of martial arts mastery. With the odds against him overwhelming, Boyka will take on the syndicate his way. If his gambit works, it might send the whole scheme crashing down around them.

Review: When I was growing up in the 1980s and 1990s we had an overabundance of crazy, over the top martial arts films.   I'm talking you killed my brother/wife/pregnant girlfriend/parents revenge flicks that have the same star doing the same moves over and over in various settings.  Let me tell you, they were fantastic.   I really enjoyed them, but over the past decade and a half that genre has dwindled.  The Undisputed series really brings this era back.

This third film in the series is actually my favorite to date.  It shows us the aftermath of the last film and what has happened to our anti-hero Boyka.  He has been beaten down and life has gotten worse for him, until a new fight is arranged and he yet again has a chance for redemption and to prove himself.   If you dig the other two or just action films in general, this one is for you.

Rating: MMA, Action / Adventure, Martial Arts