Lonny Smith, a young man with a suitcase full of money, who might drop dead at any moment is searching for love with each dying breath even if he has to pay for it...
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The only reason I watched this is because one of the directors of thecompany I work for asked me to look at it. It had confused him and sohe wondered if I could make any sense out of it. Well, I could, butit's so badly made that I really struggled. The acting, the scriptÂ everything about was amateurish and didn't really have any quality toit. More of my thoughts after this brief summary.When a village in South East Asia is attacked by a mercenary, SebastianRiker, he murders the village holy man and healer, Aroon, and takes agirl, Nana to work as a prostitute. Little does he know but Arooncannot die, his powers will not allow that until he can find someone totake his place. So he wanders the land looking for such a person. Sometime later Nana is addicted to heroin and working for Riker as aprostitute. He has a scam, luring unsuspecting American tourists overwith the promise of a marriage to one of his girls. Of course they getrobbed and left in the street. Terminal patient Lonny Smith is such avictim, but he doesn't know it when he meets Nana. She is struck by hishonesty and decides to break away from Riker. They go to a refugee campnear her former village, but Riker is on their trail and he wants hiscash. I'll leave it thereÂ I've probably made it sound a lot moreinteresting than it really is! I don't think the Spoiler Police will bebothered this time though.As I've already said, this is not a very good film and one I reallycannot recommend by any stretch of the imagination. It's very poorlyproduced and, I'm guessing, had a tiny budget. I'll just give a fewname checks so you can see just who you're not going to see actingpretty woefully. Danny Trejo played Aroon, Gary Daniels playedSebastian Riker, Krystal Vee played Nana and Johnny Lee Played LonnySmith. Oh, and I should mention a small part for Damon Whitaker (ForestWhitaker 's brother) as Dock Bagley (a cop).My Score: 3.3/10.IMDb Score: 2.5/10 (based on 329 votes at the time of going to press).Rotten Tomatoes Score: N/A (No listing).
After the first part of this movie, I wanted to turn it off due to itsdark depressing matter. However, the movie takes you into a very darkplace in order to set the stage for the redemption that the female leadmakes at the end.I won't deny that this movie is flawed at nearly every level, itscinematography being the one redeeming value, but the lead actress doesgrow on you and at the end of the movie you feel as though you havebeen on a journey with her. A little more than half-way through themovie you begin to see that the tone is moving from the darkness into astory of redemption and a lesson that love conquers fear. The movie wascourageous in that it took you deeper into despair in the beginning andheld you there longer than most movies will dare, and I admit I turnedit off in the middle and came back to finish it the next day. The endleaves you feeling good, providing you don't feel like you wasted yourtime watching it, which I don't.So if you like movies with a heart-felt message that love is the pathto healing, and you haven't got anything better to do, this movie willsuffice. If you don't care about that subject matter, and you want tocritique the movie based on its writing, directing, editing and acting,I would say pass it up.I am interested to see how this writer/director does on his next film,which is currently in pre-production according to IMDb.
If you were expecting an action packed thriller having picked this upbased on the title, star names, or cover art, then you will bedisappointed. It is essentially a supernatural drama, with only briefmoments of action. The helicopters on the DVD cover art, do not in-factappear in the film.It is refreshing to see Daniels take on a more prominent speaking role(which he does well), but would also be rewarding to see him kickingmore ass in this film. Trejo adds an element of enigmatic charisma, buttoo many unresolved details surround the character for it to play outwith satisfaction.Johnny Lee's acting is excellent and he carries the film's intriguewell. He is unfortunately let down by his on-screen counter-part,Krystal Vee, who's erratic and inconsistent delivery fumble theopportunities the script had to shine.Though well directed, and with some excellent cinematography, this filmis ultimately let down by a slightly bizarre performance from the leadactress, and lack of action for the aficionados.
Never judge a book by it's cover, right? Well, the same goes (in thiscase at least triple) for DVDs. The cover is deception in it's purestform. It lead me to believe I had just bought some straight-to-DVDaction flick with Danny Trejo and Gary Daniels doing some, well, actionstuff. Nothing could be further from the truth.The movie is terrible!But then again I'm not the right audience. Some art-house fans wouldmaybe see some value where I couldn't. I just kept thinking how weird(WEIRD!!), confusing and boring this movie is.What gave me the (absurd) idea that it might be an action flick? Oh, Idon't know! Maybe some things on the cover like helicopters (as someonealready pointed out: Did. Not. Appear. In. One. Single. Scene!),soldiers, , Danny Trejo made to look like he's holding an assaultrifle? Damn those marketing people for what they did. Absolutelyoutrageous!What happens now? IMDb users will continue to rip the movie to shredsand who can blame them? That's what you get for tricking the wrongcommunity into buying your product. As an old Gary Daniels fan it pains me to see him doing a good job insuch a painfully bad production. Now I'm actually afraid to watch 'Forced to Fight'...
Wow, another drive you crazy DVD rental that wants you to pick up inthe video stores and cheat you to waste several $s and a section ofyour lifetime that you could never get back. The screenplay is sostupid and ridiculous. The Latino actor who played in the "Machete" hasbecome so popular and he's so smart to cash in while he's still hot orlukewarm. This time, he played a tribal magician who could heal theblind and could see his massacred tribal people.... Give me a break.I simply couldn't find any excuse to watch along after 20 minutes. Thescenario is so stupid and the acting...!? The reason why I still wantto write a review is because I consider myself a good Samaritan, Idon't want you to waste your hard earned money to waste on thispathetic movie.
Do not expect an action starring Gary Daniels and a Machete like DannyTrejo!!!!The first thing I have to say is that the cover of the DVD is wrong...With this artwork you expect an action film with Danny Trejo and GaryDaniels... It's in fact a Supernatural thriller staring new comerKrystal Vee.I think the distributor is cashing on the Machete fame of Trejo and theaction fan base of Daniels. So don't expect this style of film or youwill be disappointed.If you are a fan of these actors you will get them in a new light.Trejo is a magical healer and Daniels is a hardcore villain.I really liked this movie. It was fun and different. The movie startswith a genocide in a tribal village where Danny Trejo is a magicalhealer. We follow this tribe girl (Vee) who gets captured from hervillage to be a prostitute in a dark moody city by a sadistic pimpplayed by Gary Daniels.The Trejo character, who survived in an unusual way, is haunted by theghosts of the past. The tribe girl will eventually betray the GaryDaniels character and escapes with the money he had planned to stealfrom a rich customer.I wont say anything else from there.The movie tries hard to send a message, and do something different.Succeeding in uneven ways.Finally, it's a very entertaining film with a good pace.