High Kick Girl
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A high-school girl named Kei Tsuchida, who is born with extraordinary athletic ability, joins a karate dojo and quickly outshines the boys. Despite her accomplishments, the master Matsumura does not award her the coveted ''Blackbelt''. As Kei's resentment towards Matsumura grows, she joins a rival fighting group called Kowashiya. The leader of Kowashiya lures fighters who are struggling for money as there is no guarantee of a promised future, fame, money or stability for fighters like them. Kei soon learns that the leader is planning an attack on her master Matsumura. Kei is shocked, but it is too late. The elite fighters of Kowashiya kidnap Kei and are on their way to destroy Matsumura. Matsumura, who never fights in front of Kei, now stands to save Kei. At last, the ultimate fight begins...
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It was okay, but not great.
The fight scenes are well done, but some of the action was filmed in slow-motion so you can see every move.
Also, similar to "Ong-Bak - The Thai Warrior", some of the fight scenes happen in real-time and then are replayed in slow motion right afterwards. I found this to be more of a distraction while watching the film.
If a particular fight scene was amazing to watch, I know how to work the remote control to watch it again if I want. I don't need the director / editor / producer of the movie to do that for me.
The story is alright. The acting isn't terrible but it's kind of "flat".
Overall it's about what you'd expect from a film about a high school girl with martial arts skills that gets mixed up with the wrong crowd.
As far as martial arts films go, this isn't a masterpiece. It's entertaining for about an hour and a half and then it's quickly forgotten.
You could do worse, but for entertainment value this is just "OK".
the actors are rally martial artists. Rina Takeda really is a Karateka for example.
The story is basic, girl wants to be strong, bad guys want revenge.
Now for the bad: It is subtitled so you may miss some of the action and have to
rewind to see it. Second: they rewind for you sometimes and replay in slo-motion
which I found irritating.
Worth the $3.99 IMHO.