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Review: The Avenging Fist (Well Go USA)

The Avenging Fist
The Avenging Fist
3 stars

Starring: Sammo Hung, Leehom Wang, Stephen Fung

Directed: Andrew Lau

Release Date: October 13, 2015

Run Time: 98 Minutes

Format: DVD Color: Color

Audio: Cantonese Subtitles: English

Distributor: Well Go USA

Synopsis

 

The future is here. All weapons are outlawed. The superhuman potential of the human brain has been unlocked by the Police force via a secret weapon: the Power Glove. Only those in positions of authority are allowed to wield the Glove, but Combat 21 (Roy Cheung), one of the few remaining survivors of the Glove’s human experiments, mounts an evil plan to capture the world’s best fighters and steal their psychic energy for himself and his Red Dragon army.

Inspector Dark (Sammo Hung), also a survivor, has one last hope: to convince Nova (Lee-Hom Wang), his sister Belle (Kristy Yang), adopted brother Jazz (Kar Lok Chin), and virtual combat champ-turned-bartender Iron Surfer (Stephen Fung) to join the fight and embrace the destiny left behind by their father (Yuen Biao). – Well Go USA

Audio/Video

Audio

Audio Language: Cantonese
Dubbed:
Subtitles: English

Sound quality is good for DVD. No clipping or distortion but has a flat sound

Rating: 3 stars

 

Picture Quality

Disc Format: DVD

The picture quality is also good for DVD but not the best. Sharp on close-ups but could be sharper. Colors pop but still has that dull look as it’s DVD

Rating: 3 stars

Note: Equipment used to watch the film can be found below

Theatrical release Date: December 7, 2001 (Hong Kong)
DVD Disc release Date: October 13, 2015 (USA)
Extras
  • Trailer

 

My Thoughts

The avenging fist is a futuristic action film that’s a mix of the fifth element Mario brother and Kung fury. This is an unofficial tekken film by Andrew lau that is definitely different from most Hong Kong action films. The story is decent but over the top thanks to the effects used. The action is OK but is wire work but more on the Kung fury side with weird movements like flying kicks. But it fits with the film and the effects that are used.

It was good seeing Sammo hung and Yuen Biao but weird to see them in this type of film that has hover boards and hologram ads in a futuristic city landscape. Some boring parts do pop up like more of the love story parts, we could use some more action and I feel it could have been a better watch for me

Overall the film I feel was a fun watch but is out there and that makes this film a hit or miss. If you want some mindless fun futuristic backdrops and technology flying over the screen with some hand to hand action and a power glove that can rule any fight then I say give it a shot. It’s pretty out there.

With that said I give the film a 3 out of 5 as I did have fun a good portion of the viewing

 

Rating – 5 Star System

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