Let?s just say the movie Tekken is not a bad movie at all. In fact it does fairly well for a video game based movie. It had great fight scenes and let me tell you Kelly Overton that plays the sexy fighter Christie Monteiro is BANGING. She had me staring at her the whole entire movie, WOW! Tekken the movie does not follow the Tekken game story line entirely which may upset some hardcore Tekken fan, but let?s just say this Tekken is taking a path on its own via an alternative Tekken Universe. Anyways it?s a movie and everyone knows movies take their own paths at time or they can be lazy when it becomes an adaptation.
The movie was never released in the United States theatrically; assuming that most video game fighting movies don?t do well in United States theaters anyway but the movies was in fact released in the Tekken dominant countries such as Japan, Singapore and the Philippines. Tekken is considered a past time in those countries. The movie is released in the United States via direct to DVD and Blu-Ray.
Interesting enough when I first got hold of the movie Tekken, I was thinking of a Japanese adaptation typed film because I never knew they did a live action film and it was never released in the United States. I was totally wrong! The movie was all English and seemed like an American film. Jon Foo portrayed a perfect Jin Kazama and the fighters were legit (style) to their video game counterparts. Characters that are in the film besides Jin and Christie are Kazuya, Heihachi, Marshall Law, Bryan Fury, Eddy Gordo, Nina and Ann Williams, Raven, Jun, Sergei Dragunov, Steve Fox and Yoshimitsu. The Panda was considered to make an appearance but was already filming Kung-Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom. So if you are looking for time to kill, pick up or rent Tekken. If you are a fan of Tekken, be disappointed at the plot, but be amused at the character portrayals, it ain?t no Jean Claude Van Damme Street Fighter. Also if you are true film critique, you might be appalled at the acting. Well I enjoyed it, it wasted time and gave me a reason to somewhat promote this film. Did I mention Kelly Overton is smoking in this movie?