Death Fighter (AKA-White Tiger) Review --Reviewed By Danny Templegod
Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report readers. This film was originally called White Tiger and has been in what I shall call release limbo for such a long time, I actually never thought it would see the light of day. Being this is the last film Joe Lewis ever did along with Kill 'Em All with Tim Man and Zom Ammara, I was quite interested in seeing it. My friends Cynthia Rothrock and Don 'The Dragon' Wilson have been telling me how cool the experience it was to shoot this film and seeing Rothrock as a villain is a cool site! A far departure from her sweet innocent, yet tough as nails loyal good guy roles.
The film opens with a kick ass foot chase sequence in a tropical forest in Thailand, then whisks away to the city where we then see Joe Lewis and his partner sneak up on a illegal transaction and the real action begins. I must admit, Cynthia Rothrock is one of my all time favs in action and she is back kicking some real ass in this film!
The acting overall is a bit uneven with some of the minor characters. Don Wilson's character is really brutal and kick ass to watch. I do not want to spoil the plot but let us just say Joe, art imitates life.
Death Fighter rolls on with the search for the illegal gold mining operation, through lush and very hot forests deep in the jungles of Thailand. Matt Mullins as Michael Turner, is cool level headed, and entertaining to watch.
Actually having no clue what to expect from this film, it has a heartfelt story when in the quest for the illegal gold mining operation the team comes across a refugee camp. Trying to add a air of humanity to a straight story of revenge instantly makes the audience actually care about the characters.
Thai newcomer Chiranan Manochaem really kicks some ass in acting and in fighting as Yui. She gets in on the action. Her intense facial expressions, and underlying power bring the film to a higher emotional plane then most action flix of late. Another thing, 'Death Fighter' takes time on the slower parts to develop characters even on the fly.
“Sometimes it takes a stubbern tiger like you to get a reluctant lion like me to fight, and you're white” basically sums up the movie and probably why it was called 'White Tiger' Initially. Don Wilson makes the statement and the final third of the film is an all out assault on Draco's (Gigi Velicitat ) encampment
This is balls up, out and sideways action! Not only do bullets fly, many don't miss! Whoa! I thought the action and tense mood was built up by the action and suspenseful music, yet not over the top.
Overall 'Death Fighter' is pretty damn fun, has repeat watchablity a must own and 7.5 out of 10. We get some really cool action with interesting characters. Actually the film is available now on Amazon!
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