CLICK STARS BELOW TO RATE:
Watch Tekken movies online for free
- Director: Dwight H. Little
- Writers: Alan B. McElroy
- Stars: Jon Foo, Kelly Overton and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
- Release Date: August 2010
- Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
- Run Time: 92 min
Survival is no game.
First thing to be stated is that this is not tied to the original story that we see in the games. What this movie tries and manages quite successfully I might add, is to bring the tournament into a realistic setting, where there is actually a basis for it, rather than just a unreal mindless chain of fights (see Mortal Kombat: Annihilation).
Because it is not based on the games, Dwight H. Little has a little wiggle room as to how the characters are fleshed out. Familiar names such as Bryan Fury, Nina Williams and Kazuya Mishima are there, but there are subtle differences between many of the characters that unfortunately, leave fans of the game scratching their heads.
The main protagonist of the movie is Jin Kazama, a young man living in the Anvil, a slum area encircling Tekken City. After a jack raid which results in the death of his mother, Jin decides to enter the Ironfist Tourmanent to get at the man who he believes is responsible, Heihachi Mishima. His training given to him by his mother, and presented in flashback moments as he fights his opponents in the arena, allows him to progress through various battles against the likes of Miguel Rojo and Yoshimitsu, leading up to the final battle against the Tekken Champion.
Like any decent movie there are twists and turns that keep people interested from beginning to end and the majority of the cast, while being relative unknowns, are reinforced by those we do know such as Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Tamlyn Tomita and Gary Daniels.
Overall, this movie is very solid and certainly a much better attempt at bringing the game world to the silver screen. I expect to see much more in the future from many of the actors and actresses in the years to come.