In an alternative future, post-apocalyptic warlord Reuchang (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) vies to become king of an unnamed country. His plan to marry the heir to the throne (Valerie Chow), however, is hampered when the bride-to-be runs away. The warlord dispatches his fearsome soldier Warchild (Dolph Lundgren) to retrieve her, but his plan backfires when Warchild begins to sympathize with the girl, turning against his evil master.
Worshiped by his fans for many years Isaac Florentine has built up his excellent reputation within the movie business. At first attracting the action movie fans, Isaac moved into the mainstream with New Line’s release Undisputed II: Last man standing. The film received rave reviews not only for its groundbreaking fighting scenes but also for its complexity and dramatic qualities. The film was also a financial success and was rated #1 in the “Non Theatrical” category of the DVD renters in February 2007 (source; Video Business Online – Market Data 02/01/07 and 02/11/07). ‘Impact Magazine,’ the world’s leading publication dedicated to the Action/Martial Arts films hailed Isaac as “one of the most talented directors in the genre.” Having over ten features and over one hundred and twenty television episodes under his belt, Isaac has proven his ability to bring leadership to the set, while providing the project with his own unique artistic flair. Born in Israel to Holocaust-survivor parents… read more
The film benefits from Florentines coherent framing of action and character, as well as a (as usual) stellar performance from Dolph, who lends moral gravity to his cliche character. It carries weight as fantasy and action. Very solid, very minor, but one wishes there were more minor films like this being produced today.