10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
WOW...and not in a good way.,
This review is from: The King of Fighters (DVD)
I normally wouldn't take my time to write a review for something like this, but here I go. First off, I've probably seen every fighting game movie they've made, with the last 15 or so years at least (Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Dead Or Alive, Tekken).
Story: You're going to have to remember that the story for any video game movie is never going to be excellent, partially because the games themselves lack a solid story. The story of this is your basic bad guy steals powerful relics to release and evil power in order to take over the world. Cue the good guys have to find another relic in which they need to enlist the aid of a typical hero who doesn't think he's good enough.
Characters: I don't really think the movie made that much of an effort to stay the least bit truthful to the actual characters in the game. Terry is middle-aged, and they "try" to dress him like the Terry in the game towards then end, but he looks so way off. He's a guy in his 40's dressing like someone in his 20s. Plus there are only a handful of charcters in the movie. They talk about the tournament and all that, but it's the same 6 people fighting. Where's the tournament?! Oh, and since when does Mai start using lightning? Doesn't she use fire from her also missing fan?
Fighting: This is where, for me at least, most fighting games make up for everything else they lack. Sadly, this one fails on that aspect as well. It's as if they filmed the fight sequences with a hand-held camera. It's that shaky. You can't appreciate any of them because you get a headache just watching.
The only reason why I didn't give this movie 1 star is because I like some of the people in it. This is the first fighting movie, however, where I actually had to complete it in two spearate sessions because I got bored part way through.