Pit Fighter (2005)
Pit Fighter (2005) -* * *
Directed By: Jesse Johnson
Starring: Steven Bauer, Scott Adkins, Stana Katic, and Dominiquie Vandenberg
Pit Fighter, not to be confused with the classic 90s Sega Genesis game of the same name, is a gritty and bloody action movie.
Jack (Vandenberg) wakes from a coma after a bullet was put into his brain. All he wants is revenge. But first he needs to climb up the ranks of a corrupt system and that means he has to fight.
If you want realistic and well-choreographed fights this is the movie for you. Every move is bone-crunching. One guy gets his eye knocked out! Vandenberg puts in a gruff performance as the anti-hero. Steven Bauer plays his friend and manager. Bauer is always good and he has some interesting lines like:
"Well, you ever wanna know what God thinks about money, you look at those to whom he gives it to."
The movie is fast-paced and well-directed. Jesse Johnson put a lot of energy and effort into this and it paid off.
The climax is very entertaining. Jack fights everybody with only a sword and his fists.
Pit Fighter is a hidden gem that's worth uncovering.
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