1989's "Kickboxer" is far from a classic - in fact, it's little more than 'what if Bloodsport was set in Thailand and Van Damme had a brother?' Clearly there was room for improvement in a remake, but this film wears its production troubles on its sleeve with shoddy ADR work and visual inconsistencies. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it's Jean-Claude Van Damme and his charming showmanship that prove the sole saving grace.
Well that was unnecessary. Producers try to rekindle the franchise here with a reboot that pretty much tells the same story as the original. The only saving grace is the game turn by Van Damme now cast as trainer but still getting to showcase some skills defying the aging process.