Extreme Challenge
Hong Kong 2001
Directed by Stephen Tung.

The Power Net Show is sponsoring a tournament to determine their next big spokesman. The fights are all set up like a video game, on platforms over water or mountains. Only difference is, no one seems to have any particularly special moves to show, and the outcome of most every fight is not even remotely in doubt. What a shame. The only real kungfu movie of the year, but it's a complete dud. Why anyone thinks the 'tournament' plot is worth filming is completely beyond me. I might have enjoyed some of the fights, as there obviously was some talented martial artists on board, but kungfu is so much more exciting to watch when it has a point. As it is, I felt like I was watching a real tournament, which are usually only exciting for the parents of the participants.

Rating: Not Recommended (Not Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on May 09, 2004.

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