|Out on:||DVD 2nd Oct. 2017|
A thrilling martial arts fantasy adventure about a videogamer transported into an epic fighting world, from the minds behind Taken, The Fifth Element and The Karate Kid.
Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Spectre)
Sienna Guillory (High Rise, Resident Evil: Apocalypse)
Francis Ng (Exiled, Infernal Affairs 2)
Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Taken, The Transporter)
Robert Kamen (Taken, The Karate Kid)
Matthias Hoene (Director, Cockneys vs Zombies)
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Is there no end to prolific film maker Luc Besson’s imagination? Not content with redefining sci-fi with the likes of The Fifth Element, Lucy and Valerian, directing classics including The Professional and Subway, and starting the hit Transporter and Taken franchises, he also co-wrote this breathtaking fantasy adventure, teaming up with Karate Kid writer Robert Kamen for this mix of Tron and Time Bandits and The Last Dragon.
Familiar TV face Uriah Shelton (Girl Meets World) makes an admirable big screen lead as the teen forced to confront dangerous warriors he’d previously only fought in his video games; and legendary WWE star-turned-blockbuster actor Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Kickboxer: Vengeance) adds to his roster of memorable big screen parts, here as the fearsome face-painted villain Arun who Jack must defeat to save the princess.
Director Matthias Hoene deftly handles the big scale fight scenes, having had previous form wrangling bloodthirsty hordes with his horror hit Cockneys vs Zombies, while Besson and Kamen’s script is a pleasing mix of genres that harks back to 80s action-adventure crowd-pleasers. This is a fantastically entertaining big budget spectacle that Nerdly describes as “the perfect afternoon matinee movie”.
“Fantastically staged action set-pieces” Nerdly
“Brilliantly choreographed battle scenes ” HeyUGuys