Bloodsport (1988)

DailyView: Day 157, Movie 238

Jean-Claude Van Damme leads a tournament called Kumite, the ultimate martial arts tournament. He was a military man Frank Dux who wanted to compete in the Kumite in honor of his master. The military did not want Dux competing because of the danger involved as many times there had been fights to the death.

The martial arts in the film are excellent, albeit repetitive. The acting…not so much. The characters are underdeveloped and not worth the time.

There are a bunch of montages throughout the film.

I don’t really want to say much more about this one. The acting was terrible and the action solid, but repetitive.

Jean-Claude Van Damme fought well. The ending fight with former champion Chong Li (Bolo Yeung) was well done, but Chong Li was a real dirty fighter, which makes one wonder where the respect in this tournament was.

Bloodsport is a weak movie overall.

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