Maximum Cage Fighting
Jimmy Garren, a former Tae Kwon Do world champion, is now retired and a widowed father to ten-year-old Katie. So when he's challenged by a famous cage fighter--and former rival Nick "the Nasty" Harper--to a fight, he refuses...until Katie is kidnapped by Harper's crew. With the match being the only way to save his daughter, Jimmy travels to Brazil to train with world-renowned MMA fighter Renzo Gracie for a deadly fight in the cage...that only one man will survive.
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I love mixed martial arts and everything about it, so naturally ant thing about it I will buy with out a doubt. Much like I bought "Red Belt" for Randy Couture I bought this film for Renzo Gracie. So I was looking forward to this movie since it had Renzo in it I figured it had to be good, so I watched it along side my girl and my brother. Turns out that while the movie is not horrible it is not that great either. It has a good story line kinda and decent to bad performances but that has never stopped me from liking a movie before, still I could not bring myself to love this film aside from Renzo. After viewing this I can say that this is much better some movies but as far as MMA movies "Red Belt" beats this one hands down, maybe it was the budget, I don't know.
The movie is about Jimmy Garren a Tae Kwon Do instructor for kids and a former world champion is moving on with his life after his wife died and he is left rearing a daughter alone. Life is good for them aside from the death but still they are well off enough to be happy. Until a former rival from back in the day kidnaps his daughter in order to force Jimmy to give him a rematch. Of course now it is not a tournament for one style, Nick is a cage fighter who wants revenge for his one loss. Seeking guidance from his former mentor Master Chong he heads off to Brazil to learn the ground game [Ju jitsu] from world renowned fighter Renzo Gracie. As time is ticking down until fight night Jimmy must learn all he can in order to become a more well rounded fighter to win and get his daughter back.
Director Gerson Sanginitto and writer Joanna Chong obviously wanted to make a good film judging off of the story line, but it falls a little short.Read more ›
The acting is absolutely terrible and I couldn't help but laugh when Jimmy Garren is trying to cry but couldn't even bring out a tear or put any extra effort into his emotions/acting for the viewers. When "Nasty" who is Jimmy's rival would put on a big, scary angry look it made me think that Nasty was constopated or something. These guys are certainly not serious actors and if you are expecting some decent acting...you certainly won't find it by watching Maximum Cage Fighting. I think anyone else would be able to a better job in acting. These clowns would have to be the worse of the worse. The fight scenes were not that crash hot either and the Tae Kwon Do scenes were shocking. Do I need to say anymore?
I am so sad to say these awful things about this movie as I'm a big fan of Jun Chong movies but Jun...what are you thinking? Bring out the same magic as you did in Street Soldiers, LA Streetfighters or Silent Assassins if you plan to make another movie.
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Neat movie for those who like this type of action. Great fighting scenes... lots of biceps to admire from the principal players.Published on February 10, 2010 by Matti Kniva Spencer
Movie had professor Renzo Gracie which makes it worth the watch. The plot is a beyond belief I need a movie that is at least believeable. Read morePublished on January 2, 2010 by Bill