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SPL 2: A Time for Consequences (2015)

SPL 2: A Time for Consequences (2015)

Saat po long 2    13 May 2016

Not Rated 120 minReleased

6.8
IMDB: 6.8/10 375 votes

“SPL II: A Time for Consequences” is a bone-crunchingly satisfying action movie, about what you’d expect for a sequel in-name-only to the 2005 Hong Kong hit “SPL”, which ranks alongside “Flash Point” and the first “Ip Man” among Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen’s and director Wilson Yip’s very best films. The original film was chock-full of well-crafted action sequences including a jaw-dropping final fight between Yen and martial-arts icon Sammo Hung. Yen and Hung do not return for ...

Skin Trade (2014)

Skin Trade (2014)

Skin Trade    23 Apr 2015

R 96 minReleased

5.7
IMDB: 5.7/10 640 votes

Skin Trade delivers on expectations. It does not exactly exceed them, but it does not disappoint, which is a big deal considering what’s at stake here. After all, it is a direct-to-video affair with one hell of a cast, including Expendables luminary Dolph Lundgren, Thai superstar Tony Jaa, former RoboCop Peter Weller, Hellboy star Ron Perlman, and the perpetually reliable Michael Jai White. Luckily, instead of a schlocky waste of time like Blood of Redemption or Ambushed, Skin Trade has ...

Furious 7 (2015)

Furious 7 (2015)

Furious 7    03 Apr 2015

PG-13 137 minReleased

7.2
IMDB: 7.2/10 335 votes

I reckon Walter Hill put it best, when he said that action sequences must be at least somewhat realistic, in order for them to be effective as entertainment. When a movie like Furious 7 flagrantly doesn’t bother with any sort of plot, we’re at the mercy of its action sequences to entertain us. And the action sequences in Furious 7 for the most part, are just at a toe-curling level of shittiness. Which is a pity, because ...

The Protector 2 (2013)

The Protector 2 (2013)

Warrior King 2    02 May 2014

R 104 minReleased

5.3
IMDB: 5.3/10 610 votes

Few might realise it but before Gareth Evans and Iko Uwais, there was Prachya Pinkaew and Tony Jaa. Ong Bak (2003) is one of the best fighting movies ever shot and probably the best fighting movie of the ’00s. That’s basically down to two reasons. One, no wires or CGI, a fact that was used heavily to promote the movie. Two, excellent choreography and editing. It was a showcase of brutal and satisfying fights pinned ...

Triple Threat (2019)

Triple Threat (2019)

Triple Threat    28 Feb 2019

R 96 minReleased

7.8
IMDB: 7.8/10 281 votes

Jesse V. Johnson, the English director with a flare for getting the most out of the least, is back with another B-movie actioner. Triple Threat, is an ensemble that brings together Scott Adkins, Tiger Chen, Tony Jaa, Michael Jai White and Iko Uwais. Having directed Steve Austin and Dolph Lundgren in The Package, and Scott Adkins in Savage Dog, two movies I approved of, this one goes exactly how you’d expect. So, Scott Adkins is a villain in this one, as ...