Tuesday, April 26, 2016
I don't think I've ever started a review like this but Holy Shit! Im sorry, but this hybrid martial arts film is jaw dropping.
Die Fighting is the story of The Z Team a group of martial artists who set there sights on Hollywood. They get a casting call so to speak from a mysterious director. Only problem, he's got a strange vision and a horrible way of motivating actors.
He kidnaps our heroes wife and forces them to rob an armoured car then do battle with various thugs and martial artists while he video tapes there every move. Think Saw meets Enter the Dragon. In fact that's something said in itself as horror and martial arts don't usually mesh well.
With the plot out of the way let's dig into the sell point, which is the amazingly choreographed fight sequences. My favorite being a 1 vs an entire dojo. And Didier Buson vs Xin Sarith Wuku is definitely a fight of the year. This is choreography that would make Jackie Chan proud. It's amazing. The launching ax kick that Lohan Buson pulls of is one of the most jaw dropping kicks I've ever seen on film.
The cinematography is fantastic and every motion is captured beautifully to fully give the viewer the ultimate experience when watching the action scenes. A great score provides a nice backdrop as well. All that plus a little twist at the end provide a high impact thrill ride.
I'm a martial arts film conisour to say the least and I'll be honest is saying the fight scenes in this film rival the ones in The Raid series. You can't go wrong with this one. High flying martial arts violence and the touch of a cat and mouse thriller horror mix add up to a shell of a good time.
Overall 4 out of 5 Stars. Highly Recommended