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The Avenging Fist - DVD

  • Widescreen
  • ALL Region NTSC
  • 96 Minutes
  • 2001 Production
  • Rated IIB
  • Cantonese DTS ES 6.1
  • Cantonese Dolby EX 6.1
  • Cantonese Dolby Stereo
  • Mandarin Dolby Surround
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • English
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Starring: Wang Leehom, Stephen Fung, GiGi Leung, Kristy Yang, Sammo Hung, Chin Ka Lok, Yuan Biao, Cheung Yiu Yeung
Guest Starring: Ekin Cheng, Cecilia Yip
Director: Andrew Lau, Corey Yuen
Producer: Andrew Lau and Jessinta Liu

Original Description: (inlcuding original typos)
Scientists' experiments on Power glove are on the verge of success. Power glove is designed to active the unknown power in human's brain to empower the force of human beings. Special agent Dark, Thunder, and War 21 are the only survivors in the experiment. Ambitious War 21 gets evil. He captures Thunder with a power glove and disappears... He has become Dark's fugitive for 20 years. Two decades later, War 21 comes back with brainwashed Thunder and his underground troop aiming to rule the world. Dark is failed to eliminate them but he realizes Thunder has a son who also has the DNA, which enable him to use the power glove to challenge War 21, eventually...
Fact: Human beings use about only 10% of their mental capacity. (I think most people use even less.) The Avenging Fist's introduction mentions this, and briefly explains the experimental development of the Power Glove. The power glove enables its user to access most of the dormant part of the brain, called “the forbidden zone,” giving him incredible powers. However, excessive use of the power glove leads to diverse side effects, such as insanity or obesity.
One of the test subjects, Combat 21 (a.k.a. War 21), planned a coupe and brainwashed Thunder into being his muscle, then stole one of the few working power gloves. Dark defeated them, but they escaped into obscurity.
Twenty years later, Combat 21 has built up a small army with which he plans to take over the world. One of his venues of revenue is selling drugs, and after one of his drug dealers gets into a fight with some kids at a dance club, he finds out that they're Thunder's children, Belle and Nova, who have grown up and excercise the forbidden zone without the assistance of the power glove.
Combat 21 adjusts his plans to involve Belle and Nova, and so it falls upon them and their friends to save the world.

I thought this was a really good science fiction, although the plot is a bit tricky to follow the first time you watch the movie. The special effects were really good, although I think the spectacular fist fights would have been a lot better if they'd shown more actual hand-to-hand action.
I think what happens to Belle after she revives Iron-Surfer was dumb, and I don't see why her clothes had to disappear in the process.
There is a very strange disclaimer at the end of the film: “This movie is not based on or related to any of the 'Tekken' video games and is not liscensed by Namco Limited.” Well, Nova's hair did stick up weird like a porcupine.

My Score: 8/10

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