The best of Van Damme my favorite martial arts classic film of all time (by ivo-cobra8)
Kickboxer 1989 is one of the best martial arts films that Jean-Claude Van Damme ever made. I am a huge fan of Van Damme, I absolutely love this film to death! It is a cult classic film that Jean-Claude Van Damme made in to a star. Hard Target is Jean-Claude Van Damme's favorite number 1 film of mine this is my second favorite film of his. Bloodsport and Kickboxer are Van Damme's best films of the 80's he ever did. Since he edited Bloodsport himself and Cyborg flopped, Van Damme went and make this film that even today it is one of his best films of his career.After an US Champion <more>
Eric Sloane Dennis Alexio who was a kickboxing champion in real life and his brother Kurt Sloane Jean-Claude Van Damme travel to Thailand, Bangkok to fight the Thailand Champion Tong Po Michel Qissi . In the ring the fight is different than in America in a Muay Thai style and Eric get's hurt and paralyzed for life by Tong Po. Van Damme is angrier and vows for revenge, so he meets this guy Vietnam vet retired Winston Taylor Haskell V. Anderson III who helps Van Damme on his mission. With the help of the Thai master Xian Chow Dennis Chan who becomes his teacher, trains him and getting him ready for the fight of his life. What can I say I love this movie to death, this movie kicks ass. It is great choreographed, it has no wires, just real action. Real fights they were all choreographed from Jean-Claude Van Damme him self. I love that the location was shot in Thailand and not in America. The director Mark DiSalle did a wonderful job directing this beautiful movie. David Worth was good by helping co directing it. Music was made from Paul Hertzog who made the music montage for Bloodsport. Trough inter film we se Van Damme training I love that, I love how Van Damme trains in the Stone City. The whole training montage was inspired from The Karate Kid and Rocky IV. Kickboxer defines my childhood I grew up watching Van Damme as a kid and Kickboxer is still my favorite film. Tong Po Michel Qissi is one of the best bad guys of all time. On the end of the film we se the last fight with Kurt and Tong Po in the "ancient way", with a broken glass which it is a beautiful well choreographed. I love how Van Damme kick's and defats with martial arts Tong Po one of the best fights in the movie I ever seen. Van Damme dances while been drunk and kicks Freddy Li's fighters to the ground. Van Damme kicks a fighter in a tournament and deafets him in a kickbox match. I love the songs played in the film: Never Surrender, Fight for Love and Streets of Siam by Stan Bush. This movie spawned 4 sequels and 2 reboot films but no one of those films come near this movie. Don The Dragon Wilson can suck Van Damme's dick for challenging him Don your movies suck. Steven Seagal get your fat ass out of Van Damme way because Van Damme would have kicked your face with his technique to the ground on the dirt. 10 out of 10 Kickboxer is my all time favorite Jean-Claude Van Damme martial arts film and kicks ass, it is a cult classic film of all time. I love the cast, the direction I love everything about this film. I love this film to death.
Great Van Damme movie! One of his best! (by Movie Nuttball)
This is one of Van Damme's best films! I thought his acting was really good especially when he was crying. Michel Qissi and Dennis Chan very good good. There is a lot of action in the film. Tong Po's introduction was cool! The music by Paul Hertzog was good. Kickboxer has three sequels and I think the the second movie is arguably better than the first one and this one is excellent! If like Van Damme's other great movies such as Bloodsport, Cyborg, Hard Target, and Sudden Death then I recommend you watch Kickboxer!
Greatest van damme movie ever made (by how_long_will_they_mourne_me)
Kickboxer is Jean claude van dammes best movie he is ever made and its probable the greatest martial arts movie this movie never had ups and downs through the whole movie it was good the fights that he did were awesome this is better than some Bruce Lee' s movies and betta than all of jet lee' syou notice in Cyborg in the last battle how they went punch for punch and in Black eagle but in Double impact Lionheart bloodsport No retreat no surrender and bloodsport they fight without punch for punch and they do there own moves on each other GREAT MOVIEI think this movie deserves better <more>
rating from all the people i rate this movie 10/10
This is one of the best martial arts movie ever made. It's got "Damme" good soundtrack , "Damme" good story line and "Damme" good training. The last fight is the best I've ever seen. I've seen 2 different versions and they're both good. This is a must watch Van Damme movie.
Great action movie (by Mr_JM84)
I have rented this movie out numerous times and i love watching it every time, its a movie that i just cant get enough of and is a movie that i would someday like to own on video or DVD.The story is pretty simple it's about a man named Kurt Sloan played by Van Dame, who's brother Eric Sloan gets brutally crippled after fighting undefeated Muhay Thai kickboxing champion Tong Po, Kurt Sloan then meets Xian played by Dennis Chan who latter agrees to train Kurt so that he can be good enough to fight Tong Po and beat him to get revenge for his brother.This is by far my favourite martial <more>
arts movie, it has lots of great fighting and action and also contains some lovely scenery of Thailand which the movie is set in and was filmed in.A highly recommended movie for all martial arts action movie fans.
The BEST in the highly acclaimed 'Kickboxer' series... (by inferno-22)
If you're a fan of the martial-arts then this is the movie for you. Van Damme Kurt Sloane has never looked so good as he kicks whoever's @$$ that comes between him and his victory against the vicious Tong Po. I'd recommend this movie to anyone who enjoyed the first Bloodsport movie.
Underrated (by bunjiworm)
I think this film is way underrated. Films don't always have to be clean - in the sense that every transition runs smoothly, or there's untold holes in the plot. The fact of the matter is - this movie made me feel emotions : hate, anger, disapproval, revenge, happiness, and relief.Now, although that means nothing to you, it sure as hell means something to me. That is the joy of movies - that pretence can simulate emotions so well.Now, to me, Van Damme is not really a great actor. But the good thing is - he was part of the preproduction process so - the story is precious to him <more>
personally, so he gives a better performance than most films.Bloodsport is a dumb Hollywood replica of this movie. This is truly a great film, and the music by Paul Hertzog helps a great deal - a really great deal.The only thing I disapprove of is Van Damme is playing an American with a Belgian accent.
This film was excellent. The fighting scenes by Van Damme was utterly inspirational, especially when he fights to avenge his brother's crippling from the master of kickboxing.Overall, the film's base is fairly good, with particular emphasis to the overwhelming fighting scenes and the eventual training of martial arts.The film compares to many other of the Muscles From Brussels films, including 'In Hell', although this film rates as one of the best i have witnessed with him in a lead role. I would definitely recommend viewing this fim, for pleasure or teaching.
Very Good Movie, but not he best (by Guitarboi615)
Kick boxer was a good movie, but to me not the best. The story line was what I thought very good. The way Kurt Jean Claude trains in the movie is very inspirational. It reflects on the way ancient warriors trained. I thought this movie would have more fighting but there are only like 4-5 fight scenes. I've seen this movie about 5 times since I think it's good, but if you just like the fight scenes, you shouldn't buy it, but maybe rent it.Plot: Eric Kurts brother thinks he's the best kick boxer in the world. Overall, the best fighter in the world. He brags non-stop about <more>
how good he is and he just wants to prove it. A reporter suggests he goes to Bangkok where kick boxing originated. There, his brother learns a lesson Don't want to spoil anything in which makes Kurt want to get revenge.Overall: Very good movie, but not his best. If you like fight scenes I suggest you watch Van Damme in his movie Bloodsport. This movie didn't have as much fights, but was very inspiring the way they express Muay Thai fighting style they use .