Adapted from the best-selling video game series of the same name, director Corey Yuen’s action-adventure film focuses on four high-powered female martial artists. Hailing from different parts of the world and adept at disparate fighting styles, the women come together on an exotic isle to take part in a competition to the death. The cast includes Devon Aoki, Derek Boyer, Sarah Carter, Collin Chou and Natassia Malthe.
I was hoping for a ridiculous piece of titillation and action as I have heard from podcast reviews, but I got a dull combination of cheesecake images and plotting instead, cobbled together without the mad energy the 90s genre films of questionable origins had. It also gets rid of its best part, wrestler Kevin Nash and his charmingly dazed performance, in the first quarter, which is even more unjustifiable.