kickboxer: vengeance

Nok Su Kow! Nok Su Kow! Nok Su Kow! The king of splits is back in Kickboxer: Vengeance. Jean-Claude Van Damme plays Master Durand alongside Dave Bautista as Tong Po, Alain Moussi as Kurt Sloane and Darren Shahlavi as Eric Sloane.

Does the world need another Kickboxer film? We’re not sure. There is only so many time we can watch a man kick down a palm tree in preparation for a fight against a foreign bully. I suppose if Sylvester Stallone could make a great comeback in Creed, then so can Jean-Claude Van Damme.

This is the sixth installment in the franchise, following Kickboxer, Kickboxer 2: The Road Back, Kickboxer 3: The Art of War, Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor, and Kickboxer 5: The Redemption.

Eric and Kurt Sloane are the descendants of a well-known Venice, California-based family of martial artists. Kurt has always been in older brother, Eric’s shadow, as he lacks the instincts needed to become a champion.

Against Kurt’s concerns, Eric accepts a paid offer and travels to Thailand to challenge the Muay Thai champion Tong Po and fails with dire consequences. Kurt sets out for revenge. He trains with his brother’s mentor, Durand, for a Muay Thai fight against the merciless champion, Tong Po.

Durand first thinks Kurt is impossible to train, but through a series of spiritual exercises and tests, Durand discovers that Kurt has a deeper strength that will carry him through his final showdown with Tong Po.

Directed by John Stockwell, Kickboxer: Vengeance has a August 19, 2016 release date.

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