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One man travels across the country, smuggling illegal black diamonds to sell in order to pay for his father’s pardon in South Africa. When he arrives in the United States to finalize what appeared to be a simple transaction, he is soon double-crossed and becomes caught up in a contraband operation forcing him to overcome an opponent far more lethal than any he has ever met.
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The story: on a quest to liberate his incarcerated father, a South African martial artist (Storm) travels to Los Angeles to secure the necessary legal funds, but runs into unexpected trouble in the form of the Japanese mafia...
The film's premise potentially sets the movie up as a derivative of Rumble in the Bronx, but this isn't really the case: the scope just isn't there, and even though Storm's character is a stranger to America, there are no awkward culture shock scenes to be had.Read more ›
Black Cobra is engaged and doesn't fool around even when a pretty woman (Ogy Durham) offers him some cocaine. (Made the whole story unbelievable). Having once attended San Diego State, Black Cobra uses his contacts to arrange to sell the diamonds after a cliche Sensei-student session out in an open field.
If you read the story line, Cobra is double crossed and now goes after the bad guys to recover the diamonds/money. Except for the language, this could be a made for TV movie, it has that kind of quality. The script and dialouge was second rate, and the acting left something to be desired. The movie digresses to the expectation of South African martial arts vs. Japanese martial arts.
F-bomb, N-word, no sex or nudity. Brief cat fight.
Story = Terrible
Acting = Dreadful
Time Wasted = 88 min watching, plus time downloading and deleting.
Even going in full aware that this was a low budget effort, I found myself stunned at how horrible it actually was. I mean this is 2012 people, and this would be unacceptable for a 70's or 80's kung-fu flick.
The film is full of meaningless conversations held by actors that shouldn't be partaking in any extra dialog. I sincerely hope that T.J. Storm's poor performance in this film is a result of the budget and screenplay, because if not, I just don't see a future in lead action roles.
Attention filmmakers! Once the viewers have witnessed action from Jacky Chan, Jet Li, Tony Jaa, Donnie Yen and the like, we can't go backwards. We have promising American actors/athletes out there like Lateef Crowder, Michael Jai White, and others (maybe even T.J. Storm) that could be very effective with the right choreographers/writers/production. Make it happen.
Once again this movie is atrocious.
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Really great movie. Awesome lead actor, great action, true martial arts inspiration. Please do a sequel!Published 16 months ago by Tamar S.
Would have been a good movie, if it wasn't so dragged out. The story itself had a plot, but this movie would have not kept most people interested.Published on July 7, 2013 by jamie
If you want a fun martial arts flim with a decent storyline this is it. Good fight scenes with some actual acting.Published on February 11, 2013 by William Donovan