There are two types of scenes in the action film “Fistful of Vengeance”: synchronised fight scenes and unclear expositions.
Following the television series Wu Assassins, several of the characters from that show appear in this film. His best pals are Lu Xin Lee (Lewis Tan) and Tommy Wah (Iko Uwais). Kai Jin is the current heir to an ancient magical combat lineage and a chef in San Francisco (Lawrence Kao). After Tommy’s sister Jenny is mysteriously killed in the sequel, the buddies search for answers. An ancient talisman found beside her body may be the only hint that can point them in the right direction.
It’s in Thailand that they meet millionaire developer William Pan on their quest for answers (Jason Tobin). Ku An Qi (Rhatha Phongam), the head of Bangkok’s underworld, plans to connect the ying and yang talismans by killing Jennie, Pan reveals. In spite of Kai’s best efforts, his buddies insist on accompanying him in his efforts to bring down the crooks.
There are multiple well-choreographed battles in the film, with each cast member following in the footsteps of Uwais, a martial arts expert. Because of his use of incomprehensible mythology to explain character motivations, origins, and talents, filmmaker Roel Reiné distorts the action.
In order to understand how Kai or his adversaries use their powers, it is necessary to understand how Taoist ideals have been watered down. Due to the lack of language, it is difficult to learn about the characters as people, but rather as vehicles for their mysterious powers.
Fight scenes lack cinematic impact because they lack a solid tactical, philosophical, or emotional underpinning. Knife fights, gunfights, and fistfights are all examples of violence. However, it appears as if nothing is real. Even when it’s at its weakest, the picture captures the feeling of watching a complete stranger play with a toy of your brand.
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It’s a TV-MA. Time spent on screen: 1 hour and 34 minutes. Stream it on Netflix.