Prepare for a journey into a computerized alternate dimensional realm of imagination…type…thing, as the nefarious Rugal attempts to free a mystic dragon demon to gain unlimited power, or maybe not. It’s all a bit vague.
First reply! LOL
ANYTHING is possible with the power of computerized alternate dimensional realm of *waves his hands like Spongebob Squarepants* imaaagiiinaaation!
You might want to change the resolution of the vid, Spoony.
Good review and outfit.
why the hell is the vid so damn small?
I’m surprised you didn’t make a deadliest warrior Max Geiger joke in the laptop scene.
i am a huge KOF fan and there is a story line there. its mostly built upon each characters involvement with the main antagonist at the moment. there have been i do believe 3 to 4 major story lines and NOT FUCKING ONE was used in this story. everyone was off and they screwed up my favorite fighter Iori Yagami who is not a pretty boy he is a freaking violent and rage filled beast and that isn’t touching on his blood rage form which is a whole new level of awesome. spoony great review but there was so much more you could of raged on and seeing how you were dressed like him, terry would of been a point of ire…and that fucking hat scene GRRAR!
Well, they kind of use KoF ’95 as a reference with Rugal gaining power and a red eye from Orochi… Except in the games, it’s revealed that Goenitz tore his eye out to inject him with Orochi’s power…
Then again, Chizuru only show up after Rugal is finally killed, Vice and Mature are agents (read heads) of Orochi who were ordered by Goenitz to watch over Rugal, and…
Wait, never mind, I can’t believe this movie made me nerd rage so much :O
But yeah, once you get to it, there’s actually quite a deep story into KoF, characters’ involvement with each others… Once you get into it that is.
And Mr.Big has a cameo in it? Really? Instead of… oh, I don’t know, KIM KAPHWAN OR RYO SAKAZAKI
Right, I’ll shut up now XD
I thought his red eye was just a bionic implant after he went all cyborgy.
wow the player windows got all super tiny :P
YES GET ON WITH IT!!!!
break her combo? lol
that scarf is FABULOUS lol (not really)
OOOK, wtf was the point of him freakin out and then instadeath? the fuck…
this movie sucks :P and the CIA?
love it, too final fantasy…TOOO jazzy :D
good use of the video game soundeffects
well…that was something..
So even when Hollywood gets a license that demands they cast a muscular blond American pretty boy and a woman whose mainly known for ridiculous T and A they still decide to go the miscasting route? They have to be intentionally trying to annoy KOFs existing fanbase.
Well, except that the Terry thing was done already (http://youtu.be/iH__nSk2ZKM) good review Spoony, I love it… Even though I despise how this movie rapes one of my favorite fighting game serie.
By the way, you missed a Chuck Norris joke with Saisyu (http://images.wikia.com/snk/images/f/f1/Saisyu.jpg) He’s widely renown to fans as a Chuck Norris lookalike :P
Good review although I have to say I think you really should’ve been even harder on this movie. It is, from the ones I’ve seen, the worst live action movie based on a video game. It’s worse than Mortal Kombat Annihilation because at least that movie was connected with the games that was noticeable. This “movie” has NOTHING to do with the games except the names of characters. So little this has to do with the games that unless characters said their names out-loud one would never know who it was they were supposed to be playing.
Not only was the casting an enormous failure (complete with the in your face whitewashing of Kyo) but it’s amazing how they failed with who they casted Ray Park as. Park is British martial artist that is known to be great with a staff weapon. If anyone has played King Of Fighers or Fatal Fury or even watched the Fatal Fury animes the character whom Park was perfect to play would’ve been obvious: Billy Kane. Seriously, look up Billy Kane and clips of the character from the animes (with the English dub on) and it’s like Park was born to play that role in a movie. And for some bizarre reason they fucked up on a perfect match. Instead, they have him play the nearly 7 foot tall German!?
There is only one sliver of positive this movie has and that’s that the fight scenes are well shot. The chorography for them is bland but it is very clearly shot and well edited (better than the Tekken movie’s action direction) which is a rarity to see with all the shaky cam crap that is being churned out.
Spoony, I think you blew your load early. This was by far the worst film out of the ones you had lined up. Ironic since the one you are to review next is easily the best of the ones you lined up.
D.O.A. the movie might not completely take itself seriously but considering it was based on video games that were advertised for the female characters’ breasts jiggling and even based an entire game around that (the volleyball one) one I don’t think the movie was really disrespecting anything with its tone. Not sure if there was a more serious and dark story beyond that as I never really played the games but on the surface that’s what the D.O.A. games came across to me as.
The action in the D.O.A. movie is fantastic (thanks to ace Hong Kong action director Corey Yuen) and head and shoulders above all other Hollywood video game movies. That alone gives it replay value unlike all the other ones. The worst thing I can say about the D.O.A. movie in fact is that none of the ladies hired were well endowed as their video game counterparts. I really don’t think that the D.O.A. movie deserves the bad rap it has gotten. It really is one of the better video game movies I think. I suspect the bad rap has to do with the fact that Dimension gave it a limited theatrical release then put it on home video not long after so many assumed that it was some sort of terrible movie when it really wasn’t. That limited theatrical US release has more to do with Dimension’s incompetence at quality marketing and theatrical distribution than the D.O.A. movie’s quality.
Awesome Review ! The Dizzie Gillespie Cameo and the Scott Pilgrim reference were such a win ! :D
Thank you for watching this so I never have to. Other than Maggie Q, KOF looked like it was painful to watch.
Why would Japan allow The KUSANAGI BLADE, ONE OF THEIR MOST TREASURED ARTIFACTS INTO A PUBLIC MUSEUM?!?! THAT BLADE IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THEIR HISTORY!! And by the way movie, THERE IS NO KUSANAGI CLAN!! YOU FUCKING IDIOT WRITERS! Sorry.
Where’s Andy: you know, Terry’s brother, and the guy who Mai has a psychotic crush on? Where’s Joe, Terry’s kickboxer friend? Where are most of the guys from Art of Fighting (you know, where 50% of the game’s fighters comes from), like Ryo and Yuri? Is it sad that I miss King, since she’s not in this movie either?
How is it that all these people could perform martial arts fairly well, and yet not look, act, and/or feel like the characters they portrayed? How is it that Spoony, with no training of any kind (that I’m aware of) convinced me that he could be Terry? Hell, he could convince me that he was Marty McFly under the disguise of Terry!
Hell, where the fuck is Geese!? He’s one of the biggest bad guys in the series; how could he not be in this? But then they’d probably cast a burly Irish wrestler to play him since they apparently chose their casting by random lottery.
Terry Bogard got so fucking raped…
What the… Oo
Was “evil organisation running a more or less secret martial arts tournament” (which is, you know, THE PLOT OF EVERY SINGLE KOF GAME) become so boring that they decided to rip off the Matrix AND Mortal Kombat oO ?!
Why are the exibits on a stage? Do they plan on making a laser light show?
THAT is Rugal? That dude wouldn’t pass off as his son Adelheid! Does every single main character has to be played by such a young actor?!
*Sees Rugal as one of the assassins from Dogma*
Oh, so THAT’S why they picked a young actor…
Mmh, what a coincidence that the brainwashed lesbians already came with black fetish outfits!
Terry? What have they done to you Oo ?!
So Rugal’s great plan is to lure martial artists into the “tournament dimension” to kill them? It’s not like this dimension is not public knowledge and he’ll sooner or later run out of people to kill. So he’ll be the champion of a now defunct tournament!
And since he’s “consumed by the Orochi”, this could mean that this is all Orochi’s master plan! Well, I guess that being stuck in a dimension used by some martial artists who are to lazy to actually TRAVEL to a real-world tournament can be pretty annoying…
Wow, Kyo’s fighting with a sword! Just like in the games… NOT!
ok, this is one of those rare times I can do this
WHAT A RIP-OFF!(clap clap clap-clap-clap)
WHAT A RIP-OFF!(clap clap clap-clap-clap)
WHAT A RIP-OFF!(clap clap clap-clap-clap)
seriously, this makes me sad to be a KOF fan in the first place, if thy ever plan on making another movie like this, heads are gonna roll
I watched this movie twelve hours ago on cable TV. It boggles my mind thinking about how they got this thing greenlighted.
Also, anyone know what the movie audiences in Japan thought of this travesty?
Also Spoony, is there any way you could get a different ad for the upper right? That pic of the muscley man woman is TERRIFYING.
This might be because I don’t know Tekken very well, and I’ve seen a few episodes of Pokemon (1st season) at one point in my life, but you look kinda like Ash Ketchum.
My favorite line of yours in this review is: “It’s almost like it’s technobabble you pulled out of your ass!”. And that was more or less what I felt about the backstory of the alternate world and the magical items in this movie.
That kind of special / magical story might be sellable to young kids, but not really to teens and adults. Hell, I’ve seen KIDS MOVIES that are more clever than this movie! :-P
And what the fuck is with the goofy weapon-change? Wait… was this SUPPOSED to be a children’s movie? LOL
Also… When you said “but Kyo is saved at the last minute by inspirational flashbacks!”, I was suddenly thinking “…by his mother?”. LOL
I loved how you imitated the “Scott Pilgrim Versus the World” climax in this review. It was well-done. :-)
I was wondering what on earth Pokemon had to do with King of Fighters, and the realization that he wasn’t dressing as Ash just made things more confusing.
the Fatal furry anime IS a trilogy of King Of Fighters stories. Just informing ya Spooneyone
Fatal Furry, huh? :P And no it really isn’t, Fatal Fury is a series of it’s own, even though KOF does get characters from it and Art of Fighting, the similarities are pretty much the same as with most ANY fighting game.
I can believe how much they fucked up KOF. They killed the The Lonely Wolf for me. Now I won’t ever be able to play Terry Dogard… EVER! And Ray Park should have been Billy Fucking Kane. WTF were the smoking that they could not see this?
Spoony dressed (kinda) like Terry is a better KOF movie than this pile of crap.
Well thanks for this review. Now I know to stay the fuck away from this.
I think that guy Mai was fighting in the start was supposed to be Mr.
Big, a black, bald gangster/pimp who fight with 2 sticks and wears a fur
coat…..did the writers of this movie play any KoF games…any at all?
They turned a member of an ancient Japanese clan into a Caucasian. I don’t think the producer’s racelifting knows any bounds.
But I don’t think the producers knew or cared enough. Otherwise, they’d know that Rugal is German, and what film producer could resist the urge to turn a German villain into a Nazi supervillain?!
Ok i was sat for a while trying to think of how best to word this, but really there is so much ass backward about the movie that i could say little more then agree with spoony 100%. I mean i have rarely touched the KTF series in its many forms, though i know the look of most of its notable roster and the box cover alone told me that clearly had no idea how to handle this movie. I mean at least in that ass rape of a movie Dragonball Evolution they tried to make the characters appear similar to source but the creators of that clearly did not care. The only thing they did was that stupid looking Terry Bogard and spoony was closer to the look for Christ sake, couldn’t they even throw him in a blond wig or something?
Its really getting sad that no one has really figured out a formula for the fighting game based movie yet, i mean personally i would have expected it to be easy to figure out. For example taking a Rocky like approach to one of the series could work i think. Just take a liked character, say for example King from Tekken, a once brutal street brawler turned Catholic priest who renounces his ways and dedicates himself to a Mexican orphanage. The orphanage is failing though and he realises the only way he can help is to take up his old lifestyle in the ring for money, so he dones a jaguar mask to hide his face from the shame of what he is doing. Ok now maybe its just me, but i would love to see that movie, i mean you don’t even need to start King off in the Iron fist tournament, or even just have the movie follow cannon and have him take a defeat at the end and earning third place, which is just enough money for the orphanage. Put a good actor in the role of King and i could see some really choice emotional scenes as well as some pretty nice action to balance it.
Well I know the entire plot of kof and… its an insane rambling mess of a story, with really cool characters. With little effort you could choose the parts you like and ignore the parts that do not make sens,you know a tournament a few back stories about orochi and rival clans, add why they are fighting and than show us the fights, its fantasy/science-fiction setting.
So yeah this movie takes the insane rambling part cranks it up to 11 and throws out the cool characters. Oh and they are taking the magical stuff and making it laughably ridiculous by inserting it in to our reality, instead of a completely new one. Good job. xD
Maybe one of the producers got a note “its a different reality, oh and where the fuck is my Bluetooth” and thought to himself: “oh a multidimensionaly transfering bluetooth ! that is genius!” and than he just decided to lay of the cocaine.
Well that’s irritating, one of the most bombastic, character-driven fighting games out there is made into a dour and convoluted cyperpunk sludge. Bloody hell.
Here’s what makes the story even more stupid.
The whole three article thing, including the “Kusanagi sword?” Um… that’s the imperial regalia of Japan. The Kusanagi is a real sword that, along with the Yaga no Kagami mirror and the Yasakani magatama jewel, are presented when a new emperor is crowned.
Imagine if Mortal Kombat was about finding the crown jewels of Britain because they formed a portal to Outworld. That’s how stupid the story is. The whole Orochi demon snake bullshit? That’s actually in the games. This is just pulling ridiculous amounts of stupid completely out of thin air for absolutely no reason, to make the movie even more insane and pointless than it already was based on the series’ premise.
It gets dumber than that, sadly.
See, while the Kusanagi works with the Orochi, (as the Kusanagi was found IN the tail of the Orochi.) it’s well established that at least the Kusanagi had been lost centuries ago, and the one that remains is a replica.
But the other two items? Actualy have legends of their own completely unrelated to the Orochi, leading to other parts of the mythology of Japan. So rather than the crown jewels, it’s more as if you were expected to go find the REAL Excalibur, after the fake one got left behind when someone stole your personal and barely guarded collection of the Holy Grail and the Spear of Longinus.
And the characters. Dear GOD the characters! Why even PRETEND that the Fatal Fury characters were a part of this if you were going full Orochi plot? I just… I don’t even.
We may be getting a little worked up. These aren’t characters at all, just objects with recognizable names attached, and that is probably pisses us off. Well, at least they didn’t use the Kyo clone story.
Actually it sorta sounds like a cross between crossworlds and matrix. With out Rutger Hauer though it just sounds lame. Oh and loved the Terry Bogart lines, yeah they really needed to either put a wig on darth mall or die his hair and at least glue on a mustache I mean its not like the guy is a stranger to make up.
It could be worse…but I’m honestly at a loss as to how. What’s sad is, in order to stretch the thin premise(all good guys need to get to the bad guy, which they can at any point do) they pad out with ridiculous skepticism and by two scenes of characters going into Rugal’s dimension and achieving nothing, especially one ridiculous scene in which they send Kyo to fight Rugal alone, even though they needed his help and Rugal had been Freddying people left and right. Which means that the climax of all the good guys going into Rogal’s dimension feel stale because we’ve already seen Kyo fight Rugal, Iori Fight Rugal, And both Kyo and Iori fight Vice and Mature.
They should of made a Fatal Fury movie and cast Gary Daniels as Terry Bogard.
Who’d be Andy, Cynthia Rothrock?
Yay! New review!
I gotta say Spoony…when I first saw the opening shot of the video, I seriously thought that you were cosplaying Red from the Pokemon games. It’s a good outfit, but that’s just me. XD
Wow, I can’t believe I’m saying this (as a girl), but they seriously needed a big boobed girl for that part. And her hair wasn’t brown or in a ponytail either! In fact, fail on not even trying to make the characters look, you know, iconic. Sigh…
It still amazes me that there are still more movies based off of fighting games. Do people just, oh I don’t know, not get that these games pretty much always fail as movies? Anime? Maybe if they do it right. Live action? Hell no.
P.S. BURTON? WHERE ARE YOU!??!?!?!?
My biggest question is why does this movie even exsist, I mean tekken could have been done right by following the ridiculous plot of the games and it would have been a decent movie. Here my question is uh……why, seriously, is there any story outside of mysterious evil organization running a fighting tournament. I know the characters have relations to each other, like Kyo beeing a good guy and iori beeing a evil guy wich btw was completely disregarded in this film. But still who tought this was a good idea?
What’s the point of trying to make these movies realistic? You don’t need to explain everything..people can still suspend disbelief.
THIS clip is more faithful to KOF than the live action movie:
Liked the Terry Bogard sound bytes! Great review! Can’t wait for the DOA review, and the rest of the FFX-2 review!
Ramon doesn’t even appear until K’ is the protagonist.
Shermie is the one of the three LAST antagonists of the Orochi Saga, why kill her off even as just a name-only cameo?
Its like Hollywood could have done a quick wiki search and made this decent at least if…
– Neal McDonough’s Bison in LoCL was
imported here into Geese or Rugal, they’re both professional outside the
ring, on the chauvinistic side, and can be total monsters.
– Unlike Goku in Evolution, Kyo DID have a girlfriend. Could have her used as the love interest and exposition magnet instead of MaixIori. You could even skip the love interest part and make Benimaru the camp metrosexual supermodel, which he is after all, and exposition giver.
– Instead of Terry and Mai as investigators just for name recognition,
why not the Ikari team who’s mercenary work in KOF is that and eliminate the sponsor in the first
place? Oh yeah, that would require finding wrestlers and CQC users that would actually sign into this.
– If they actually stuck to one game of the Orochi saga, or made it so
the New Face team was in a joint tournament of Goenitz and Rugal, then
they wouldn’t have to make the villain purpose change out of nowhere.
Since then its only SUMMON OROCHI, TAKE OVER WORLD for all of them.
The budget wasn’t that good from what I’m seeing, but how the heck do you mess up a fighting movie where the first few tournaments are in a fantasy version of New York City?
Heck, why wasn’t this a Fatal Fury movie in the first place?
Man, I only saw KoF like, one time in the arcades, and I STILL think this movie’s story is horrible.
Every actor is misscast, every character is written wrong and that was one of the biggest deus ex machina moments I’ve ever seen in movies (nice Scott Pilgrim referense btw).
On a side note, I really don’t get why people in movies can never pronounce japanese names correctly, every single one in this movie was pronounced wrong.
It’s not that hard to get right, just listen to the name being said once or twice and you can say it correctly (you can easily find it on youtube)
Woooooooooooow. This movie is completely nonsensical! And did anything happen with that random ball of snakes? Cause from what I saw, they just kinda vanished. O_o
And…and am I the only person who thinks that the guy on the DVD cover looks like Edward Cullen at that angle? O_o
Very funny review, Spoony! I especially liked the rejecting of silly weapons. XD
Terry should have said “Sowwy” after the computer guy says the CIA can’t do that anymore :(
All of the inserted Terry lines were brilliant
This was excellent Spoony! The parts with Terry’s battle cries had me in tears from laughing! When I rented this, I just assumed it would be trash especially after I saw who they casted for Mai and Kyo… >_<
So I just grabbed a couple beers and laughed at how ridiculous it was. Ray Park is always fun to watch. But yeah, WTF @ Terry in this movie…
Wow, just wow! I heard how bad this film was and now I know why it is bad! I hate how Hollywood (Technically, this was from Hong Kong, but whatever) likes to cast Japanese characters with the whitest people known to man. Heck, that’s one of the few things the Tekken live action film did RIGHT in casting a clearly Asian guy to play Jin Kazama!
Oh, and the guy with the coat “His mother gave him” was supposed to have been a character named Mr. Big who is basically a ’70s street pimp who wears glasses and is bald. Yet another thing the movie got wrong!
And the KOF series wasn’t the only SNK game series to be riddled with spelling and grammar errors: In the original Samurai Shodown game, when somebody wins, the game would say “Victoly!”.
Pretty sure the guy who played Jin was half-Asian at best. Certainly didn’t look VERY Asian. Still MUCH better than “Kyo”.
Whoa, why is it so hard for these people to make a good movie about a video game. I mean if they can make street fighter a epic movie because of how good/cheesy it is why must they absolutely butcher these other movies?
That was good. I love KoF and I’m glad I never saw this movie. Also, I made this ages ago Spoony http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkpR03HQeTA
Shown that Terry Bogard noises can make any shitty movie awesome
dear god this is awesome,didnt know KoF movie existed..keep it up spoony
Hah! I saw the screenshot for this vid. I was home alone and without even thinking, I said out loud “Oh, my god. He’s dressed like Terry Bogard.” Well done, Spoons. You’ve made me talk to myself. Great vid!
I think I’ve spent a great deal of the review going, “THAT’S ?!”
This movie hurt so bad and that’s only because I actually know a story surrounding the SNK fighting games. I guess I can take satisfaction in the fact that Geese Howard is nowhere to be seen in this movie.
Yes, we know that making an animated/live-action adaption of any video game isn’t going to be perfectly in line with the series’ established canon, but a little MORE freakin’ effort would’ve been nice! I’m willing to accept some changes from the source material, but could we have some semblance of the game inserted into your weak movie to give fans something to attach to? And no, don’t tell me those flimsy “nods” to the characters’ actual game attire count or even the film’s logo and title design, which was redone following the fan backlash over the original used in the trailer. I wonder if “KoF: Another Day” was any better than this travesty, but I’m sure it’s more accurate than THIS.
This movie has left a bad taste in my mouth. Perhaps watching Heero Yuy go angsty over Kikyo’s death at the hands of Landmine while getting the tar beat out of him by Dr. Doom and Captain N should make the pain go away. No, that isn’t a fanfic. Do a little research, draw the similarities, and you will find the answer. Hell, figuring out this “puzzle” is more entertaining than sitting through that movie again!
I thought he was a mix of Mr. Big and Yamazaki. A mix of two awesome characters that made it twice as awful.
Spoony is a Pokemon Master!
actually Sadly…that’s one of the characters from the King of Fighters game…and I’m pretty sure no one Else knew that until the character wore the same costume…even I thought that same thing too.
Nope I knew who he was dressed as. Fatal Fury/King of Fighters fan here ^_^
Did Burton die? Where is he?
Anyone else think that the magic necklace was a chainmail thong? Also, this is some Legend of Chun Li level bullpucky. There is no resemblance at all to any characters. Its like they had a SyFy quality movie and super-glued some KoF names onto it. Seriously, I half expected a tiger growling M. Bison to wander onto the movie with the explanation of “Its Street Fighter now. Thats like King of Fighters, right?”
At least with Legend of Chun Li outside of Nash, the characters were more or less like there game counterparts. King of fighters on the other hand couldn’t even do that right. Legend of Chun Li>King of Fighters by a huge margin but then again it isn’t saying much.
I got this movie for $3 when my local Blockbuster was closing. The best thing i can say about it is that Ray Park was in it, cause anything that has to do with Star Wars: Episode I (The best out of ALL the Star Wars movies) is a instant hit for me. Btw, did I ever mention that I am a chronic liar?
I’m just glad my favorite character in the game K’ didn’t appear in this movie to just his character butchered like the rest.
Terry Bogard as a prickish CIA agent.
TERRY FUCKING ‘HUNGRY WOLF’ BOGARD AS A FUCKING PRICKISH CIA FUCKING AGENT!
GODDAMN SPOONY LOOKS MORE LIKE TERRY!
Fuck this, I’m gonna watch some of the anime movies. They might be stupid but at least they made more goddamn sense than this! (And were better.)
Best line in the review: ”I made this with typing…” hahaa, classic. Good stuff, as always..
i forgot the name of the big jazz/trumpet player statue but it seems like u got it fixed? hope we ll see it more in coming videos haha
Man, how could they fuck up casting Mai! But regardless, it’s always nice seeing Ray Park get another chance to kick a few asses onscreen. I also have to admit, while it was nothing like Terry I did get a chuckle out of his bickering with Scott. They kind of made him like Booth from Bones
Is it wrong that my only thought during the climax was: “M. NIGHT! THIS IS HOW FIREBENDING WORKS!”
I’m only a casual KOF fan and even I was facepalming enough to leave bruises at how much was wrong in this movie. Did the creators even look at wikipedia for research?
Why does Rugal have the flame moves Kyo should? Why’s Kyo suddenly using a sword when he’s a fist fighter? Where’s the feud between the Kusanagis and Yagamis? If this story involves the Orochi why are Mature and Vice as well as Shermie (noticed the name on the computer list) innocents drawn into the plot, they’re member of the freaking Orochi clan!! They get their power from and practically worship the thing!
BTW, if you want my opinion Ray Park would have made an excellent Billy Kane considering the fight scene with the pole weapon and his accent.
OK can no one get it. Goku isn’t fucking Japanese! He’s an Fucking space alien.
But is he a Yoshi?
His planet had the most Japanese looking aliens ever.
Goku’s based off the Monkey King from a Chinese fable so throw that into the mix if you want.
He’s Space Japanese. Just like the Space Australians from Space Melbourne.
I agree, it would be like if Superman was Arab or Latino instead of Space white.
Or if Mace Windu was white instead of Space black.
Or if Gandalf was black instead of Middle Earth white.
Or if Agent Smith was Asian rather than Matrix white.
*sigh* This movie… I gave up on this 15 minutes in, so I couldn’t wait for this review.
the video doesn’t open D:
The “I`m a computor nerd” line really cracked me up. Great stuff XD
YAY!!!! GIANT DIZZY GILLESPIE!!! He really is too jazzy to fight with in this tournament.
Ugh. This plot is less interesting than the Super Mario Bros. movie. At least in that one we got a gal with some impressive shirt-stuffing. Big Bertha, the bouncer at the Boom-Boom Bar. She can 1-up my magic mushroom any time.
Wait, what are we talking about again?
Oh right. Spoony, either it’s you, or it’s Terry, but you look like every redneck farmer in North America. *Chuckle*
You.. dressed as Terry Bogard. I don’t- What? Damn you, stop dressing up as my favorite characters! It’s confusing to my fangirl brain!
I can’t believe they mutilated my KoF series. Ok, I can believe it, but damn. They took my two favorite characters (Mai and Terry) and just.. destroyed them hard core. Why??? No really, who looked at this screenplay and actually said it was good enough to make?
no Andy Bogard, no Kim Kap Hwan, no robert Garcia
yep movie blew
Why did you leave out the infamous baseball scene? That scene was fucking painful…
From what I can remember about the games (stopped playing after 2k) Iori and Kyo were always the focus of the plot. Terry Bogard was just a part of team Fatal Fury. Consider it a (mixed) blessing any FF characters made it in.
Yeah right around 99 onward, K’ ended up being the focus of the plot with him trying to take down the NEST organization. Kyo and Iori were background character. KOF 2003, both of them ended up being the focus of the plot again.
Ohhh Rugal, How could raped your badassness soo bad, same Terry and Iori Hell All the characters. If they can’t get the actors to wear the costumes, whatever but is it so hard to make them act like said characters? its not hard to know how they are. As a fan of KoF, screw this movie TO HELL! and Spoony, KoF has a pretty big story…but like most fighters, they don’t really tell it but all is forgiven for the Terry Voice clips added
Yeah, that was the one thing that bothered me about the review.
I mean granted, Spoony said he didn’t know much about the King of Fighters and a little bit of research could have shown him that the story of Kof is pretty huge, especially with all the sideplots of the crossover characters.
But in the end it doesn’t bother me too much, since he pointed out the important thing that even people are able to see who never played one of the games indept, that there is no resemblance to them at all, except of some names.
lovin ya, spoons gimmmeee more
Spoony’s having a gun show? Where’d I put those blasted tickets?
I fail to see how getting a bunch of people to kill each other in a tournament will help drive a story about using holy artifacts to summon a magic dragon from another dimension to grant wishes.
Suddenly, Scorpion shouting “SUCKERS!” doesn’t seem so bad…
Oh who the Fuck am I kidding, that moment will haunt me ’till the day I die.
cant belief that he did not mention that every single shot in this movie is tilted
You sir did not only made a great
review again, you also managed to bitch-slap that awful movie that
dares to call itself Dragonball while you’re at it. AND you played
the Man behind the Mask.
But something really saddens me: WHY can they never get these movies right?
Bugger. I’ve been spending the past five minutes looking for a review that sadly answered that very question. I’d love to find it again, but until I do…
Short form. There was a script called ‘Nottingham’ I believe. Hot property. Unique idea, Sherrif of Nottingham as the main character, working to find a serial killer in his area. Things lead to Robin Hood, who’s a right dick in the script, but that looks to be an intentional frame-job. So the sheriff has to work his ass of to find the real criminal, while the forces of King Richard and Prince John fight pretty much around his city.
Great script. Everyone loves it. Bidding on it goes up to over a million dollars. Ridley Scott is bagged to direct, Russel Crowe to play the asshole Robin Hood. And then Ridley Scott takes one look at the script, decides it doesn’t fit the typical Robin Hood formula enough, and tosses it out.
And THAT is why we can’t have nice things.
I read about that Nottingham script in an article on Cracked.com recently.
Another awesome review. I feel sorry for you this month, having to watch the shit pile of bad fighter movies that are out there.
as I have said before mai a stacked love obssesed ninja turned boring c.i.a agent, rugal, from what I can tell was a refined looking gentlman who dipped fighters in hot metal (I think) and turned them into statues after beating them is turned into a psychotic overacting jackass, and vice and mature are lesbians why, and I just fucking love how they never seem to explain anything to “kyo” or the audience for that matter like hey “chizuru” how did rugal plan on merging the dimensions with the snake ball thing because that does not seem to have that kind of power its more like a steroid then a dimension merging catalyst, and oh yes there was a guy on youtube who reviewed this and asked “why would anyone want to become the king of fighters” my question exactly explain movie! oh but my favorite part of the movie is the never shutting the fuck up about “the other dimension” I swear they say that like every fucking second oh and way to guard those artifacts why wasn’t all three of those super powered doors to other dimensions given tighter security or just fakes like the sword real smooth “chizuru”. sorry I am going all over the place but this movie is the perfect example on how not to make an adaptation and you can see how much the people behind this hate gamers with a passion and want to piss the ever loving hell off of the fans in fact I feel like I can hear laughter in my head probably from the directer and production crew themselves every time I hear a character blab about “the other dimension”.
ok am i the only one who thinks he looks like ash ketchum?
Nope, I thought that too. :)
Terry Bogard = Adult Ash Ketchum
OMG YES!!!!! A SCOTT PILGRIM REFERENCE! *throws arms into air*
Am I crazy, or is Ray Park/Rugal wearing a Calgary Flames jersey without the flaming C logo?
I’ve never seen this movie, is probably the first time I’ve even heard of it, and yet just watching this review it feels like my fandom is being raped.
Wow that’s Mai? Poor casting choice.
*then I see Iori*
good god…I am disappoint.
The most live action you’ll ever need KoF to be. Or any fighting game, for that matter.
Good find. Especially impressive that that whole fight scene took place in ONE take.
It’s AMAZING how desexified Mai became in this movie.
Usually even a bad movie says: “Well, this sucks, But Here’s Some Tits to Keep you Happy!”
Not this movie, it even fails in that department. Amazing…
I know I probably shouldn’t care considering the lack of research on all levels, but that’s not how the Kusanagi no Tsuguri works. It was a sword pulled out of the Yamata no Orochi’s corpse when it was killed by Sunanoo. Also, I like that a great monster like the Orochi was made into a tiny ball of snakes. A monster isn’t really that threatening when it looks like I would kill it with a golf club.
It’s bizarre to say, but I think this movie may have had better fire martial arts than Last Airbender movie.
That was a nice Terry costume, and thanks for managing to work in “ARE YOU OKAY?” and “BUSTAA WOLF!”
Wow, I don’t even know what category of person this puts me in, but Rugal is one letter away from Lugal which means king in Sumerian, and is probably approximate the phonetic realization of that word in Japanese.
Is that just a coincidence?
You’re quite possibly onto something there.
Knowing SNK’s long history of references, I wouldn’t put it past them.
(The Japanese spelling of Rugal is “rugaaru”, BTW.)
Wow…they got EVERYTHING wrong!
Rugal was after Orochi’s power so he could become a god. Orochi was a fucking serpent demon who was going to destroy all life on earth, unless he was offered 8 maidens to be sacrificed to him. The Kusanagi sword was crafted as the weapon to weaken him, the Yata Mirror was made to act as Orochi’s prison, and the Yasakani Magatama was made with enough magical power to seal Orochi inside the mirror.
HOW FUCKING HARD IS THAT TO WRITE!?
Instead, we get a pasty white Kyo, a flat Mai, who’s dating a friendly and sociable Iori, Terry, who along with Mai, are in the freaking CIA and to top this pile of dogshit, NONE of the characters look like their video game counterparts!
The only plus to this is Ray Park, playing as himself: A badass martial-artist.
Thank God, I didn’t spend the time or money to watch, rent or even download this movie.
Damn, this dounds worst than the last Street Fighter movie! I know very little about this game series but I did watched a couple of the Anime OVAs based on it and this is just terrible! At least in the DOA movie the characters at least dressed pretty close to the games looks!
Ok they need to give all Fighting Video Game based movies to people that want to make things like that Mortal Kombat Legacy web series! At leasted it’d be a realistic take that’ll be close to the freaking games!
if we lived in a world full of creative and “sourcematerialrespecting” filmmakers we probably could have had every fighting game movie be like legacy. but no, we have to live in a world where the majority of filmmakers that sign on to do these movies are complete and total idiots.
Wow, and whats sad is i was going to by this today. IT COULD HAVE BEEN ME…
It always amazes me just how badly videogame movies drop the ball. I can understand not having a lot of story to work with, I can understand costumes not working in real life, and I can certainly understand having to take liberties with the source material. BUT to not get even a single thing right takes real ****ing effort! This movie should have been called Bizarro King of Fighters since every character is the complete opposite of the ones in the game.
Somehow I doubt the fight scene where Rugal is cosplaying as Geese Howard was intentional.
I know video game movies in general get a bad rep, but GEEZ, it seems after the first Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat games, every single attempt at a fighting game movie was utter tripe.
Okay, it probably helps that I never played King of Fighters and don’t know anything about the story or characters, but all I’m seeing is a goofy, ridiculous Enter the Dragon ripoff fighting game adaptation starring Ray Parks kicking people while on fire, and that sounds AWESOME.
I still don’t understand why anyone would ever think a fighting game would make a good movie in the first place. There’s gotta be a million better games to make a terrible movie out of, why tournament fighting games?
I have to admit that the fighting and the effects for the special moves were pretty good. If they took the “King of Fighters” title off, gave the characters original names, and simply focused on the characters using the bluetooth tech to transport into virtual reality to compete in a touney it actually could have turned out intresting.
spoony you should do a vlog about your thoughts on deus ex human revolution i thought it was amazing but i am interested in your thoughts
If these characters are this stupid, they deserve to die.
Giant Dizzy Gillespie cameo And a Scott Pilgrim Vs The World Reference? Freaking Awesome!
Also, the video teaser picture had me in stitches, along with your fixing of the Terry Bogard scenes.
The Terry Bogard dubbing MADE this.
Dear Spoony: I know that it is supposed to be fighter month, and this month is over, but I still want the DOA movie next month. And nice costume too.
Also: Holy shit, this movie really ruined everything. For a minute I thought that Vice and Mature were King and Yuri (or someone else) and was bummed when it turns out it wasn’t them but then again I am happy they didn’t include King because when they messed up her greatness it would have devastated me. And I don’t care much for Mature and Vice as much. And aside from messing up their costumes and weapons (really, why give them weapons), they got the ethnicity for Mature wrong too. She is supposed to be South-East Asian not white Asian. But I do have to give credit, the actor they got for Mature actually freaking looks like Mature.
I thought Mature and Vice were white. :x
On another note, whatever crap this movie would’ve inflicted to King’s design couldn’t possibly be any worse than what KOFXIII did.
It’s okay Spoony, everybody hated Dragonball Evolution :3
Cannot wait for the next one…if you do it….
Give ray park some overalls, a quarter staff and a red and white bandanna and there you go. Billy kane.
Holy shit, you’re right!
Ray park should have been billy kane. He even has a quarter staff! Yeah you know what it was billy kane trying to take over the world.
okay this movie really reminded me of heroes like the bad guy even looks like syfer or whatever his name is.
Flying Spaghetti Monster!!!! bow before it’s holy noodly appendages!
cant watch it o.O
KOF actually has heaps of plot, probably one of the more complex and emphasized ones in the genre. After the Orochi thing, there’s the whole NESTS/Kyo cloning ordeal, and the current arc about some French dude in red with green fire that ends with the soon-to-be-released KOFXIII. Then there’s the side-plots with the Hizoku and Dragon Spirit, then loose ends like Oswald and Shen Woo’s pasts, then the Fatal Fury and Art of Fighting characters that bring their story and heritage with them…It’s pretty huge.
On another note, you definitely should’ve mentioned the sheer…ahem…”raping”…of Vice’s character, design, and character design. THIS is Vice: youtu.be/6PQsyx5ZIKQ Notice the lack of puppy-dog glare and oh yeah, the fact that she’s a raging psycho who bodyslams and shoulder-checks people across the frickin’ place.
best spoony vid in weeks.
The problems with these movies are thye try to take things too seriously. The only good way to make a movie out of a fighting game is making a cheesy with elements of parody. Just make it about a group of fighters fighting each other and making silly remarks and reatrded fighting moves. That could be a great movie.
My god. I’m actually having to stop the review to regain my composure because the movie is THAT STUPID. Gah!
That ‘computor nerd’ looks like someone you’d see in CA or TGWTG, ‘m afraid.
I’ve watched pretty much everything on your site, and this is definitively one of your best reviews so far. The comput0r nerd, Terry’s dubbing and that casual “Rugal is befeated” line in the end are pure gold.
And yes, I just registered to write this. ^^
“It’s like it’s from some kind of opposite universe, where everyone’s names are the same but nothing is familiar.”
So basically, it does what the resident evil movies do with the characters from the games, but to a greater degree.
Also, glad to see this movie carries on the proud tradition of having really obviously white people playing Asian characters in the case of Kyo.
“I have never heard of 2 fighter entering the same time” -_- ……….. The who are you fighting with?
I think you mean “3 fighters” lady
Sooooo… you get randomly generated clothes every time you enter the tournament dimension… But if two people enter at the same time, they both get dressed like Xena: Warrior Princess?
geez… really wish you would have done a full rifftrax for this one. Well, I wish that for all of them, but…
Great review, all the Terry parts were so entertaining! XD
P.S.: Love the italian “Tekken” poster in the background… :D
This movie is bad.
Captain Obvious , is obvious.
“do you know how hard it was to find a picture of Mai that wasn’t Hentai?”
a quick google search reveals……*drum roll*
Aye, that was my thought. The first ten pages or so of images were almost completely porno free. And I checked, Safe-Search isn’t on.
“I made this with typing”
That seriously needs to be a meme. It’s about as annoying as when somebody plays a nintendo with Atari sound effects, or does that thing with the controller like they were playing Winter Games or something.
Before even going in… You KNOW Mai was not going to be anything like the game character, it was just a matter of how badly they fuck it up
Just to make a small point about the Dragonball Z movie, yea the guy playing Goku wasn’t Japanese or any kind of Asian. But on the other hand, the character of Goku wasn’t actually Asian either. He was an alien remember.
The saiyan planet had the most Asian looking aliens I have ever seen. The main thing is looking at a character you are supposed to be able to look and say, “Yes, it is [insert character here]” instead of, “WHO THE FUCK IS THAT!!!! IT BETTER NOT BE GOKU!!”
Seriously? You’re telling me Nappa looks asian? And all the Saiyans on planet Vegeta were ripped, how many bulky ripped Asians have you seen in your entire life? The biggest one is like that Yao Ming dude and he’s skinny as hell. Plus their eyes are rounder than mine when they’re not narrowing them in a fighting pose.
There is more to Asia than Japan and China.
Napa and Vegeta were ALIENS. And of all the Asian stereotypes, I don’t think Asian people not being ripped is one of them. Asia is not unaware of weightlifting or being in really good shape.
I’ll name two ripped asians and see if you recognize them: Bolo Yeung and Bruce Lee.
Very funny review, Spoony. I loved the inclusion of the Terry Bogard sound bites. It really put a smile on my face.
This didn’t strike me as being as absolutely wretched as, say, Street Fighter was, but that’s only because I knew even before the movie came out that it would be awful and have nothing to do with the games. The minute I heard Terry was going to be a CIA agent and look nothing like the character (though they did put him in that half-assed red Marty McFly vest and red and white cap for about 5 minutes), and that Kyo was going to be played by a white guy, I knew this was going to be crap. So my expectations were so low, it couldn’t possibly hurt to watch. Kind of like how I got through Star Wars Ep. II; I had heard such horrible things about it that my expectations were lowered to the point where it couldn’t possibly be as bad as I thought it was going to be.
And while Ray Park is always awesome, he was playing a character who was supposed to be a 7-foot-tall blonde German. Nice try, all you fifty film companies that made this mess, but no amount of awesome quarterstaff fights can distract me from the sheer crappiness of this flick.
What kind of accent is Ray Park supposed to have in this movie. Anybody?
I believe he has HIS accent.
Seeing as Ray Park is from Glasgow.
Edit: Seriously, I see stuff like this and I keep having to ask myself: “Am I stuck in 1997? Don’t people realize Wikipedia exists for simple things like this?”
That did cross my mind, but thinking back to where I’ve seen him in other speaking roles, I don’t remember him with such a clear accent (I am aware it was dubbed over in Star Wars). Furthermore, it seems vary from scene to scene in this movie.
I think the question is “What’s Rugal (played by Ray Park)’s accent supposed to be”
Sadly, I haven’t the faintest clue.
Did anyone else think “Hey, a chainmail thong” after they showed the amulet?
Hey, the flamekick does look pretty awesome.
(And I think there might be some uses for brainwashed lesbians)
Wow, does Terry look stupid. Damn. And I have never even played the game. And is a protagonist supposed to just punch out a random guy on the street after stealing his hat?
If there were a Pokemon Fighting game and Ash was one of the characters, the alternate palette for player 2 would look just like Spoony is on this video… Hahaha!
I totally thought he was Ash.
OK, the Imperial Regalia of Japan has been used in a bazillion anime, movies, books and so forth, but this has got to be the least respectful use of them, ever. Surely the government of Japan would have no complaint about the display of priceless religious artifacts that are never, ever shown to the public. They are basically the Japanese Holy Grail and Arc of Covenant put together.
No Mai, no buy!
And Ray Park frikking rules!
Already used a Monty Python and the Holy Grail joke so you couldn’t say “huge tracks of land” Spoony?
I tried to watch this review again and just couldn’t. I got so pissed when Spoony was describing how wrong they got Mai that I just stopped the video. This is so wrong.
This was just..NOT OKAY.
The Tekken movie, as much as that one failed, actually TRIED. They had a plot they loosely stuck to, but it was a plot that would have worked in the context of the series. And they had at least ONE person who was almost perfect. That being Eddie Gordo. Not only did he fight right, he also looked close enough.
Absolutely nothing was right about it. It went from Fake-Rugal trying to become Orochi to….becoming King of Fighters? Which has NO VALUE because nobody brought it up before that. It was a sad use of special effects. Those at least worked. Course, with the characters chosen to be the “mains”, the screen should have been burnt alive. They used all the fire children.
And…NO. NO to the ending. They CANNOT out of nowhere pull the Iori-Kyo rivalry now.
And since WHEN…SINCE. EFFING. WHEN. was KoF about Matrix Fight Club?!
Definitely one of the best movie reviews Spoony has done in quite some time. The Terry Bogard dubbing absolutely did make the review too.
God damn and I thought the mortal combat movies were bad. This makes that first MK look like a masterpiece. At least it had a tournament like the game and the characters were… mostly accurate? This movie is a prime example that when you have a movie/game based on a movie/game, it just sucks. One does not know how to do the other one’s job worth a shit, and the product is always garbage. I wish they’d stop with half assed rip offs that insult the title they slap on the cover purely to sell the product.
Hey, apparently you’re not the first one to do Terry Bogard right! XD
Well, unless you go by the logic of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Mai could use Lightning-based powers. Now I just want to watch Avatar again. Such a fucking good show.
Look forwards to season 4, Legend of Korra. ;)
I don’t think it is THAT hard to do a movie of the King of Fighters that could be somewhat decent. It would just involve focusing on one or two of the teams of fighters involved. This movie was just shameful and embarrassing. I’ve been a fan of KOF for years, I’ve played all the games and loved the colorful and interesting characters in the enormous rosters each game had. How this managed to butcher all the characters involved in the film is just…well now I am just beyond words.
Thanks for watching this for me Spoony, now I don’t have to!
Wow, I knew King of Fighters would be bad but this is abominable. *I* could write something better and to be exact, most people here would surely do better. For freak sake, this is so bad I think Uwe Boll would have managed to do something slightly better. Here you know what? I’ll fucking prove it. I’ll make the plot of King of Fighters, the movie. Let’s ignore the budget for now.
“Rugal plots to take over the world and plans to use the King of Fighters tournament to awaken the power of Orochi. He teams up with Geese Howard who follows his own agendas. We then have a introduction of several characters which involves the likes of Terry, Andy, Mai, Kyo, Iori, Leona, Ryo and such and we are shown their goal in the tournament such as Terry and Andy wanting to have revenge Geese Howard who kidnapped Ryo’s sister, Yuri. The tournament begins in a location (I’d say a island but for freak sake, this is always in fighting tournament movies.) and the characters has to fight the bad guys and their friends to climb the tournament ladder.
As this happens, Iori and Leona are consumed by the power of Orochi and their friends and/or rivals are forced to have a violent battle with them. Leona is stopped by Clark, Ralf and possibly Heidern while Kyo and Iori has their predictable fight. Meanwhile, Terry and his friends confronts Geese and some of his lieutenants such as Billy Kane. At the same time, Ryo and possibly Robert has to fight Mr. Karate to rescue Yuri and it is revealed that Mr. Karate is in fact, Ryo and Yuri’s father who was blackmailed into following Geese orders. A trio of good guys (Including Kyo) shows up to have the fight with Rugal but Kyo ends up having to fight his father who has been brainwashed. The duo manages to defeat Rugal and Kyo kicks some sense in his father. However, the climax of the movie finally happens as Rugal goes all out (Omega Rugal) and promptly beat the living crap out of everyone. Iori shows up to help his rival Kyo and along with Leona who has also recovered, they finally defeat him for good. Rugal laughs, presses a button and the place starts to blow up with all the heroes escaping and Rugal who seemingly dies. The characters leaves with their own respective friends and we see the ruins of the location where they fought. The movie ends with a look inside the ruins where we see Rugal’s bionic eye and we hear his laughter.”
See? It wasn’t so hard. How can someone screw something up this bad when its THAT easy?
that was good, except you made the fatal flaw of leaving out Joe Higashi.
shame on you
Well, I did say “several characters” and simply gave a few examples. A movie based on King of Fighters would indeed benefit from having Joe in it though.
“Double Whammies!” LOL
I hope your ready Spoony, because that movie is a walk in the park… Just wait until you see what they did to Ryu.
Also I had to watch this on TWTG because your videos just wont show up on your website for some strange reason.
Check out the 16:40 mark, you can clearly see the very distinctive three tier seating system of the Telus Theatre at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. I did my theatre degree there, and for four years I worked in that theatre. We did this awesome acrobatic version of Romeo and Juliet where Tybalt and Romeo where jumping off the second tier and stuff, and this is what the world sees it in. God damn it! Now I have to watch this fucking horrible movie just to see how many UBC landmarks I can pinpoint.
For crying out loud UBC, Wolverine, Twilight, and now this. It makes me almost wish I went to SFU, it got the cool stuff like Stargate and Andromeda filmed there.
I guess I’m the only one who wondered what the hell Sang Min from Hawaii Five-0 was doing in this movie. I was waiting for him to cockblock some bromance. (That’d be Will Yun Lee, the guy playing Iori. I’m not explaining the second bit. Watch Five-0.)
When I first saw the “compuTOR nerd” Scott, I said out loud “Linkara?”
Sweet Soviet Jesus, that film was from last year! It looked ten years old!
I’ve always felt fighting games had more backstory than people realise or give credit for. Sure it’s nothing like the depth games like Soul Reaver went to but it is there if you know where to look, and seeing as how some of the KoF games follow an arc, there is stuff they could have drawn upon. Heck, the Orochi idea could have worked as he is a villain from the story and as CBJ pointed out, they could have done the “Orochi Iori” angle. I was also surprised Ray Park was Rugal instead of Billy Kane, considering the latter is English (yes I know Ray is Scottish) and actually fights with a Bo/Quater Staff. Then again considering they casted an American to play Kyo…
loved the editing in this one, Spoony
I really, really, really want to be one of Ray Park’s lesbian bodyguards.
Out of boredom, and anticipation for Spoony’s next video, I decided to check-out the frequency of Spoony’s Tekken reviews and take a guess as to when his next video will be uploaded.
“Tekken: The Motion Picture” was uploaded on Aug 7, 2011
“Tekken (2010)” was uploaded on Aug 18, 2011
“King of Fighters” was uploaded on Aug 29, 2011
“Dead or Alive” will probably be uploaded on Sep 9, 2011.
Of course, I could be wrong on this and Spoony has full right to upload anything at anytime he wants.
Either way, I’ll wait patiently, and I’m looking forward to yet another hilarious review. :-)
I think we all know that this movie is the suckiest suck that ever sucked, so I’d just like to ask if anyone here knows the complete lyrics to Spoony’s ending theme?
Maybe they should have looked at some of the ads on this sit for casting ideas for Mai. ;)
I actually found ray parks performance annoying then entertaining considering the character he is adapted from who from what I can gather is a refined gentleman ( okay well that is a bit of a stretch considering what he dips people in hot metal and turns them into statues after beating them) but yeah the overacting hamminess of “rugal” really made me cringe especially during moments of seriousness such as telling the history of kyos “FATHER!” with iori, and spoony should’ve called that sword “gained the power of ass pull” because that just literally came out of nowhere its like the writers said “um yeah lets have kyo have flashbacks of a couple of scenes ago and have him throw the sword in and kill the bad guy we tortured the viewers long enough, oh and just smack together a cliffhanger ending of this piece of crap to piss off the fans with the kyo and iori rivalry thing.”
spat up my water from all the Terry noise effects.
Best review in ages, I liked it even more than the Tekken anime one. I still really love Maggie Q though, despite the fact that she has a tendency to appear in bloody awful films.
There were some hot girls in this. Maggie is really cute.
Did anybody else think we had temporarily gone back in time when the first shot of Kyo popped up? I did a double-take and went, “…Tom Cruise?”
I am so sorry spoony that you had to endure this. This is so bad.
Also if you’re looking for non-pornographic pics of Japanese fighting game characters, safebooru.org is your best friend.
I don’t know what he was complaining about though. I entered King of Fighters Mai Images into google and got a plethora of google images that were not pornographic. The cosplay was hot though.
That was an exaggeration for comedic effect. Of course it’s not THAT big of a problem to find safe pics with her, but there is also a ton of porn easily available. That’s the point he was making, me thinks :)
Spoony,I CHOOSE YOU! SNARK ATTACK GO! ::thespoonyone uses SNARK and it’s super successful::
Holy shit, I just noticed something:
The lesbians state how strange it is to have a fight with more than 2 participants in this alternate dimension tournament.
The producers DO know that KoF is known for its 3-vs-3 team matches, right?
Are you kidding me? They probably didn’t even know KoF is a fighting game.
True, if you’ve never played it, KoF can easily convey the impression it’s about a German hockey player stealing the Japanese crown jewels to conquer the Matrix inhabited by a ball of snakes ^^
Man, I can’t wait for Hollywood to turn Pokemon into “Gladiator meets District 9″ XD !
Actually, focusing District 9 on how the humans rounded up the aliens and forced them to fight in cage matches would probably have been more interesting. Who doesn’t want to watch Giant Alien Robot Death Matches where the prize is catfood after that thought is put into their heads. Speaking of which I have to go tell that Sci-Fi Guy to review District 9.
This is perhaps a little off topic, but considering this month we’re looking at fighting movies, this is probably going to come up again so I’ll say it now:
There is a problem with movies and stories where winning the title is the goal BECAUSE winning the title grants you power above and beyond a contract, or social status change. If the title does nothing other than acknowledge that you’re better than everyone else, you HAVE NO EXTRA POWER! It’s like the damn thing with Fortune and Ric Flair in TNAimpact a while back: he wanted to collect all the titles because they THEMSELVES “gave him power.” Unless the titles actually do something, either physically, legally, supernaturally, psychically or anyother-ly YA GOT NOTHIN!
The only time this is different is when winning the title itself is the goal because you are in a society or environment than values honour, strength, and/or commitment etc., where winning the title itself means a recognition of personal strength and achievement. This tends to be how the old arcade games approached things. Of course, this type of thing doesn’t work too well in professional wrestling courtesy of Vince and the Montreal Screwjob, but that’s so not the point I’m trying to make…
Anyway, great review, and I’m so sorry to the King Of Fighters game fans that this was made. You all deserved so much better.
This is the only review for something I’ve ever watched that made me angry because of how unlike the game the movie is. I’m no KOF expert, but I respect it and have played quite a bit of KOF97 on Saturn, so to see one of the the best fighters, THAT DOES HAVE AN IN DEPTH STORY be treated so badly makes me sad. They really didn’t give a solitary shit, why the fuck even bother to make it? The KOF name carries enough weight to make 1 person as opposed to no one take a second look in the rental store?
It would have been as easy, *easier* to do it right than come up with this horseshit that has NOTHING even remotely to do with the KOF. What kind of garbage was this meant to be before they cut and pasted KOF names onto different characters?
Whoah, hello Knightmare. That is some archelogical nostalgia you brought about Spoony.
My god, this movie contains the single most painfully boring exposition monologue I have EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE. During that whole whispery speech explaining the powers behind the ancient artifacts I wanted to throw stuff at my computer screen yelling “SHUT UP!”. The flashbacks in the “Twilight” movies were more interesting!
Also, as funny and over-the-top as Ray Park is in this movie, it becomes quickly apparent why he barely says anything in “Phantom Menace” or “X-Men”: he can’t act.
He is a martial artist and stunt master, not an actor.
he should have been billy cane. it would have ben PERFECT.
Funny review but the truth is you can’t make a good fighting game movie. It is impossible.
The reasons are simple: fighting games often have dozens and, in some cases, in upwards of close to a hundred main characters. Let’s say you pick a fighting game with twelve main characters or sixteen – a nice sixteen bit era number to round off at. If your movie is two hours long this amounts to ten minutes per character, at best.
The solution is often to take the favorite characters and make a movie about them with cameos from the others but there is a problem here as well. That is that you must throw in references to the other characters in some way – preferably ones that use the character in a fighting scene. If I have a movie that follows four characters and give each other character in the game a three minute fight scene to show off their moves then I will wind up with 24 minutes of the movie being taken up by random fight scenes that exist only to show off a fan favorite and in no way advance the story.
You can’t do a character justice in a three minute fight scene – fighting game characters are all main characters, all with their own back-story’s and goals, all with their own personalities. Reducing them to goons of the big bad is disrespectful of the source material in the extreme, just like leaving out the characters entirely. It is a no win scenario for any movie writer or director.
Unless you make a tv series spanning a story arch which gives them plenty of time to explore each character introduced. OR eight movie.
Are they using the sword from Highlander, except without the dragon head at the end?
Wow Spoony! I love your stuff–but this is one of the absolute best reviews I’ve seen from you in a long time, both writing and performance-wise! I don’t know if its because you’re feeling better (I hope so!) or because you were just really raring to rip this a new one, but either way, FANTASTIC job. Keep up the great work!
Great review, do Dragon Ball Evolution next
I think the video is screwed up, because the Bad Mull 34 review is playing instead.
One of the funniest reviews yet!! Keep up the great work
I’m such a huge king of fighters fan…..this breaks my heart.
You know what makes this sooooo fucking sad, the fucking director said he knew the history of KOF and that he wanted to do it justice. Fucking liar!!!!
So many things unspeakably horrible about this; damnit I don’t know what to call this piece of shit.
Thank you for siting though this, I know this was hard for you.
To a degree, I knew they would wreck it from the time they announced it. I had been a devoted KOF fan and followed the lore, the character backstories, and even kept the translated texts of the stuff SNK used to put out for certain things the characters did between the years. (Mostly geared around the time they get that year’s invitations) Even the style of background locations in the fighting games, and the presentation followed the story arc. The reasons behind the tournaments from 95-on. But since I had a complete distrust for game movies by then, and knew the last thing they would do would bother to consult the original writers, nor anybody who was a fan of the KOF lore for it; I stayed away from the movie as much as I could. Stayed away from Tekken as well. But of course, before that, I did suffer through Street Fighter the movie.
The real funny thing about this movie is the fact that Chizuru can use the power of the mirror to make copies of herself, is probably the one main power that they actually got right. It’s almost surprising when you see something that actually was in King of Fighters in King of Fighters the movie. Too bad the movie did a horrible job explaining the lore to help foreshadow that ability.
I find it odd that THIS movie did Firebending better than The Last Airbender…despite it being a King Of Fighters movie…
I hope you’re referring to the Last Airbender Movie.
“Look, I’m not bagging on Maggie Q as an ACTRESS; she’s GORGEOUS!”
I laughed until I cried Spoony.
The whole fight scene with Terry Bogard’s game dialogue was priceless.
that bit was stolen from a guy on youtube named the switcher I’d find the actual videos but the account was taken down, maybe someone else will help because this was low
What if Spoony had never seen that video? How can you accuse someone if you don’ know what they’ve watched?
KL you’re right I was a bit hasty to accuse spoony of plagiarism. But still this is pretty serious, IT’S THE EXACT SAME JOKE.
What? The same joke?! No way!
Right right, and Angry Joe copies AVGN’s name, it’s the SAME EXACT WORD! Look, if you wanna spout off your trivial accusations that are as founded as saying Joe stole from the Nerd, be my guest so long as you have some sort of proof. You don’t though, so you look like an idiot. Now move along.
Actually, if you follow Spoony on Twitter you mighta caught it when someone linked Spoony to the original and he was like “Damn it, I’M doing that joke!”. So pretty sure he hadn’t seen it prior to that or he woulda probably just ignored the message.
Thank you for proving me right. I have no idea what ryan kaufman is talking about by the way. I’ve never watched Angry Joe. Seriously it seems like a very bad move on Spoony’s part to steal something like that seeing as how he’s a professional who makes a living off of doing this.
He didn’t steal it you fucktard, he came up with it independently and when he saw someone else had already done the joke, he said ‘damn, I’M doing that joke’ as in, shit, I’ve already written that joke in. You sir are neither a gentleman nor a scholar.
If by exact same, I’m thinking you mean the exact same sound clips used for the exact same scenes. Otherwise, it’s not that deep a joke that two people can’t come up with it independently.
I have missed this site so much. Oh dear god the videogame sounds over the movie were hillarious. Someday video game movies will get treated well like many comic movies (except the green lantern),
But fighting games have no inherent overall story. Unless we do like lets say DOA as this big massive MMA tournament (whose participants have reasons driving them to win.), no take over the world BS just a tournament and perhaps the seedy underbelly and the trouble inherent therin. Corruption, gambling, pressure to throw fights, extracurricular beat downs, gritty drama and fighting no camp.
Silly you! Everyone knows that you need to beat the world’s greatest martial artists before you’re allowed to take over the world! They also make nice batteries for Buddha statues that shoot energy beams out of their eyes!
you look more like ash from pokemon than the king of fighters guy in this outfit lol
do some workout ^^
I can picture spoony decking ash, stealing his hat, then rip of the front symbol. MINE BITCH!
does spoony actually play that guitar in the background?
yeesh, between KOF XII and this the series REALLY needs to have XIII be the return to form the series desperately needs.
XIII actually looks pretty good. I’m hoping that they’ll ONLY have a Japanese voice track for this one, because the English voices in XII were bad-d-d-d-d-d.
Yeah, it does look a helluva lot better with less broken mechanics (though I’ve heard Raiden and K’ are somewhat overpowered). There will also be no English track.
dammit! Iori’s hair is red!
and his flames are not blue, theyre purple!!! DX
Any plans for ultima 8 Spoondogle?
Well surpriseingly I completed watching all of Spoony’s recent ‘Video game movies I will review’ that he did a while ago myself. Here are my thoughts and top 5.
1: DEAD OR ALIVE: [The good] They had alot of characters from the games and even centered around the noteables like Ryu (hayabusa in the movie), Kasumi, Tina, and Christy (even though she was a minor character in the game story). I felt the casting was good like Devon Aoki (SIN CITY’s DEADLY LITTLE MIHO) as Kasumi, Kevin Nash (WWE, WCW, TNA) as Bass and popular indie movie actress Jamie Pressley (Tv MY NAME IS EARL) as Tina. On top of that it was directed by Paul W.S Anderson (Resident Evil 1, Death Race 1,2, Mortal Kombat 1) and I felt he did a good job with getting people who did know how to fight. [The bad] I found in laughable that they tried to make the guys a little to much like their game counterparts in terms of looks. Yes were talking Ayane haveing purple hair (why?) and Zack haveing a short, green mohawk (why?). Also I wasn’t big on how they did Helena who was supposed to be a rich french heir or something in the games who in the movie is a teen bopper rollerskater girl. Also they threw in this LAME plot between her and a tech guy named Barllaby were Barlabby was in love with Helena but it’s a one way love but surpriseingly ends both ways. Also I found Donovan laughable where his ultimite goal was conquoring the world with shades that contains everyones ‘fighting knowledge’. Lol. Really? [Overall] I felt the fighting was very good and I was glad they kept a bit of the TNA (not the show that Kevin Nash was in) factor in a few scenes. Was worth a buy.
2: Tekken Anime: [The good] Cenetered around the important characters very well and kept them true to their game counter parts. The music wasn’t half bad (if your into metal). [The bad] I felt they did a odd job with Jun by making her a enviromental super cop person and they made Lei Wu Long not really serious. Also I found the whole Rex (Alex) army thing really dumb late in the thing. [Overall] Was ok. I’ve seen better video game to anime anime but at least the Tekken anime was better than the BATTLE ARENA TOSHIDEN anime and some of the other video game anime series’s like FF UNLIMITED, CRYSTALS, and WILD ARMS.
3: TEkken Live action American movie: [The Good] Partially did stay true to the general plot of Kazuya VS Heihachi as well as Jin his son. Also they kept Eddie Gordo’s fighting style and Bryan Fury character and fighting style intact. I felt the fight scenes were really good. [The bad] The botched on so many things haveing to do with the characters. They made people like Steve Fox (Luke Goss: THE MAN, DEATH RACE 2) unrelated to Nina when he should be, Raven use machine guns when he should be useing ninja stars, and wimped out Heihachi Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa: Mortal Kombat, Rising Sun). I found the whole thing about ‘the world is now a company’ or something which I found stupid and unrelated to the game. The point of the Tekken tourney was to proove who is the strongest on a global scale not a faction thing. Also Christy was suppose to use capeorera as her style not ‘mixed martial arts’. Otherwise she was ok. [Overall] mnh….I’ve seen better. And I have seen worse.
4: King Of Fighters: [The Good] Ineteresting cast. Maggie Q (The sorcereess in SCORPION KING 1) played Mai Shinuri and they had Ray Park ( Snake Eyes in GI JOE, Toad in XMEN 1, Darth Maul in STAR WARS EPISODE 1, ECKS VS SLIVER) as Rugal. [The bad] Terry was a wimp, Mai was into Iori when she was supposed to be into Andy Bogard (not shown in movie), Rugal was to comical and knew martial arts (I cannot fault Ray for that but the director) when he was suppose to be useing useing more punch and closeline moves than anything else, Iori was asian and had a black ponytail, Kyo had a sword, and they tried to imply Vice and Mature to be into each other when I don’t remember them being like that and just being formally into Iori as his bodygaurds until later on other wise then (the brown haired one) dies and (the blonde haired one) comes back in XII with some of the brown haired one and Rugals powers. They emphasized to much on story and fighting was lackluster. [Overall] Very disapointing and practicly boreing. I felt Tekken (above) was better.
Crap. The video doesn’t work for me. All I get is an empty white box…
Odd. Well I was kind of haeving problems with this site a few seconds ago via INTERNET EXPLORER. I still don’t get that. If anyone tells me ‘USE FIREFOX’ just to visit this website to not have any issues i’m gonna throw a beating.
Yeah. I’ll try switching my own browser. It’s inconvenient to do all the time, but I have a definite feeling that this video is going to be worth it.
And it worked. Sweet!
So they get Ray Park, a british man with great fight coreography, mainly with a pole, who can be a real eccentric actor if you want him to be….
And they don’t cast him as Billy Kane, a british man who’s a fan favourite character that fights with a pole, and can be a real eccentric guy in some games.
Sorry, that would take something other than one glance at the game’s plot synopsis.
I’m not sure what’s more ridiculous. The fact that they so drastically changed the characters or the fact that they actually used Asian actors*.
Are we really supposed to believe that someone skating very slowly (and obviously not well balanced) really beat Mature and Vice. Oh by the way movie; thanks for a scene where two lesbians are defeated by a man and become his servants after he kisses them (in bondage outfits). They also NEVER win a single fight. Real progressive there.
And apparently the CIA can just steal a laptop now. It’s not as though they’re required to get a warrant for these things. Nope, apparently they can just steal laptops. And can steal property from private citizens who haven’t done anything wrong across the world. Are these people even familiar with U.S law**! Apparently not since they think that the C.I.A would be the organization handling this. Word of advice, that’s the F.B.freaking-I you idiots.
On another note Spoony, you aren’t thinking big enough. This technology somehow teleports you to another place. What’s to stop anyone from using it to teleport bombs around? This thing is freaking terrorist holy grail and she doesn’t think that maybe she should alert her boss?*Except for Kyo. Seriously, WTF? They can have an Asian Iori but not Kyo? Made weirder considering he’s the one who actually LOOKS a little Japanese in the games.
** Seriously, enough with jokes and paranoid idiocy about what the CIA can do. There’s actually a lot of laws and rules that mean they can’t get away with even half of what spies for Russia or China can do.
I cannot believe they messed up the characters so badly. The only ones that even look close to their videogame counterparts are Vice and Mature, and…well, were they ever officially outed as a couple in the games, or is that just my wishful thinking? lol
Also, loved the DS9 bit. rofl
Wishful thinking, I’m afraid.
omg spoony looks like my bro hes sitting next to me and hes like wtf nice one virtual high five
After watching this I have to admit that although the Tekken movie wasn’t completely faithful to Tekken it at least had recognizable characters. When characters were revealed you weren’t completely surprised. It also had an okay story some some good action sequences. It was a good movie for fans of karate movies just not Tekken fans.
This on the other hand oh my god. None of the main characters look anything like their original design or have the same personality. The only ones that kind of looked like their parts were vice and mature. The action was kind of lame except for that flaming kick effect and the setting is a rip-off of the matrix? god damn man. Tekken you can kind of see as a Tekken movie. This however, looks nothing like The King of Fighters. The characters having the same names as the characters from King of Fighters just felt wrong. The only way I could sit through this with any knowledge of the King of Fighters series is if somebody dubbed over every instance a character’s name is uttered
As much as I lost some of my faith in Spoony when he ranted about the new EXCOM game, I find myself keep visiting his site every opportunity I get. Its almost like my instinct and its kinda getting creepy to be honest.
But at the same time as soon as his site loads up, I get a little disappointed whenever I see the same thumbnail every time I visit here. I don’t expect him to post his videos every day, I know thats insane, but I really wish he could do it a little faster.
Probably he has caste a curse on me since I watched his FFVIII review. Curse that commands me to be his fan until I perish.
EXCOM is one of the beloved pc strategy games. I haven’t played it myself, but I know it has a huge fan base and Spoony is part of the crowd. Spoony ranted about its sequel because he could not forgive the developer’s unwise decision. They have turned it into another FPS. I understand his hatred toward the developer. I would be mad too if my favorite RPG has turned turned into a mission based action game. But what i can’t accept is Spoony’s behavior in one of his E3 report video. You can find it in the “Video List”. You’ll know what I mean.
No, what you’re referring to would be X-com.
Crap! I miss spelled it! Again, I’ve never played it in my life. So that shows my ignorance doesn’t it?
Regardless, what do you think about the rant.
I think that no matter what initial impression you have of something, you have to wait until the finished product is out.
We don’t need another FPS, but at least this new X-com is trying to be a little different.
So you think Spoony should calm down a little?
If Spoony calmed down, he wouldn’t be Spoony.
Sean Bean shouldve played as Rugal
i mean look at him: http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110125061809/nationaltreasure/images/0/03/National-treasure-34-sean-bean-ian-howe.jpg
and look at Rugal Bernstein: http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091013023061/snk/images/8/8b/Rugal_2002.jpg
see the similarity? plus hes possibly played villain roles in the past, he would be perfect!
oh, as for Terry Bogard: http://www.martyangelo.com/n99i80.jpg
my opinions though, its up to anyone else really.
He has played villain roles in the past. One of his first well-known roles was Alec Travellyn (probably spelled that wrong) in Goldeneye….an Mi-6 agent who goes rogue.
He was also a villain in Death Race 2. Didn’t do a whole lot, but he was a crime boss who tried getting rid of the main guy while he was in jail.
Spoony, y u no update in past week and a half?
He’s been in Austria
how you know?
Maybe because Spoony has at least 3 ways to tell people where he is at any time?
Did he say Eng”R”ish?
“Engrish” is a term used to describe broken English that some Asian signs and video game use. For example: http://engrishfunny.failblog.org/
Something up with Spoony? It’s been almost two weeks since he last updated.
Spoony, you win just for putting Alice Cooper in the video, more videos should have it!
You know who Ray Park would have been awesome as? Duck King. Granted, Duck doesn’t use a staff but then neither does Rugal, though at least the 90s skate-punk gear would have been a little in character.
I like that Spoony’s Terry Bogard costume looks more authentic then the film’s version.
In addition to that, Spoony looks closer to Terry’s age and weight than that actor does. That guy looks like he does peoples’ taxes.
Wait what happened there I sort of fell a sleep from the last seen. (the one that explained the other dimension.)
I agree Mia is really cute but the chick is supposed to have enormously disproportionately big knockers.
Ooh that would be a good idea if not for the Star wars prequels being more interesting than this movie and the producers not being interested in watching/making interesting movies.
Why would he want to become the King of Fighters what exactly does that entitle? Seriously explain people!
Oh wow I’ve never seen people with more hate for each other than those two, than IN THE FING STAR WARS Prequels. That’s twice that I referenced that those moves are BETTER than this… I feel dirty.
Oh hello David Bowie! Yeah I think that if your paying attention in that sequence and not half asleep, there is a Silent hill reference, not that we would actually care. (The peace of wood with the nails in)
Seriously he breaks the most powerful sword in the world, with no reason, almost reminds me off the end of Harry Potter 7 part two. At least harry had sort of a reason for breaking the elder wand. (even though in the book he fixes his wand before he breaks it.)
Thanks Spoony for making Such a boring movie entertaining.
You know who should’ve played Mai? Yoko Matsugane:
I mean I don’t know how good her english is but I don’t think I’d mind too much…
I don’t even know anything about KoF, I won’t lie. But apparently the powers of the tournament are gathered from the THREE NATIONAL TREASURES OF JAPAN (magatama necklace, kusanagi, and mirror)? Seriously? >_<
Actually the 3 sacred treasures are the center piece for the 3 clans or the Yasakani, the Yata, and the Kusanagi. Orochi is a character in the series
Here’s what I want to know. What ass-retarded writer actually thought that Japan would be totally cool with showing the three most sacred treasures of their entire nation, artifacts of absolutely tremendous historical and religious significance to the Japanese people as a whole, in a public exhibition in the middle of the US Northeast with exactly one guard protecting them? I don’t know of a single Japanese man, woman, or child, official or not, who would even dream of letting just ONE of those artifacts leave the island! >< Good GOD this movie is just made of Deep Hurting…
Is it only me or does it look like Mai did an Atomic Teabag on the lesbian with such force that she broke the stairs?
“Do you have any idea how hard it was to find pictures of Mai on the internet that weren’t hentai?”
not at all. I just googled her with safe search off, nothing really pornographic until a few rows down
I think the point that the Cullens dont stay in Rio is because of too much sun. Forks has less sun then anywhere in the US. Plus they would have to move if they were known, defeating the purpose
If Edward, a single vampire, breaks the bed during sex, how the fuck do any of the Cullens have sex without breaking their beds? Why isnt it reenforced since that is the only thing vampires are going to be doing in it? They don’t sleep so what else can they use a bed for?
And the thing that really pisses me off about Bella not having an abortion is that even the fucking CHURCH considers abortion acceptable if it endangers the mother. So your pro-life stance is complete bullshit if the very organisation that build this stance in you is actually more reasonable in its veiws then you are.
The ONLY good thing about King of Fighters is that Ray Park is the main villain, but just like Ben Kingsly in A Sound of Thunder, his performance could save this movie.
I kinda like a Sound of Thunder movie… kinda… barely… god I’m ashamed of myself for that….
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here come the pain. no kidding.
I’ve finishing watching KOF and i can see why Spoony bags on this. Well gives the review he gives. Maggie Q, awesome as always. and Ray Park, well…I liked him as Snake Eyes better. While Most games do have storylines, and this one originally did as well, see this link : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_King_of_Fighters_%2794 I agree that the story is poorly developed, characters are slightly flat, and mis represented, for the most part. see this link : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_King_of_Fighters_(film)#Plot
Physical looks of MAI aside, which of course as I said Maggie Q did a great job, if not miscasted, the roles of Rugal, and Terry Bogart especially were screwed beyond repair. And NO, i don’t mean by the actors. If you’re a fan of the games, avoid this at all cost because you will be disappointed for expecting too much. unlike Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter, and possibly DOA, this adaptation wasn’t worth the trouble of rolling with. If you are a movie goer, you may rank this up there as a B movie. and if you just looking for something to watch to eith kill time or just have fun with, then this movies for you!
Mainly- I would say that the fault lies in the script writting and production. The direction wasn’t bad considering what they had to work with, but makes Uwe Boll’s BloodRayne: the Third Reich look a bit better than it is, which says alot. Fix up the cast, with Maggie Q in a well deserved cameo of course- because unlike some of my spelling, never disappoints. And while there are lots of KOF storylines to work from, stick close and keep to the original plot. deal with drug cartels (even if over used) and not screw around with relics.. and odds are you might have something to brag about.
The action scenes were good, if some nonsensical. Truth be told, you shouldn’t always depend on action sequences. The camera work sometimes reminded me of the ’66 batman series with adam west with the cockeyed angle shots….except it worked WAY better there intentionally.
On a whole; the movie is NOT completely unwatchable and should just be enjoyed like a double order of chillyfries…with LOTS OF CHEESE! otherwise: Here Come The Pain. Indeed.
When you’re movie makes Dragon Ball Evolution look Certified Fresh, you need to get out of film making.
This was King of Fighters?
What a horrible looking movie. Sorry you had to watch that shit Spoony! Dont worry, one day there will be good video game adapted movies, because lets not forget that Lord of The Rings and Harry Potter where both books before they were the greatest movies ever made! Soon, the same can be said about future video game movies! …I hope… The second win the lottery I will make the greatest movies EVER made EVER! …I hope… ;) Some of those movies will me video game movies! …I hope… ^^’
The second I win the lottery*
Getting kissed by Ray Park…. hmmm… I think I would rather stab myself.
If anyone wants to see more of Mai Shi,shhhiranui go here also more fucken characters hell yeah you know what this is!
Spoony should also review the Art of Fighting animated movie.
I totally own this movie and it is quite awful. I watch it for two reasons, I am a fight film fan and Ray Park. I have had a martial arts crush on Ray Park since SW Episode 1. He is the whole reason why I have 4 disciplines of martial arts under my belt and the reason why my best weapon style is quarter staff. I’ll sit through some shit movies for martial arts. This was my favorite part of your show Spoony. I loved B Movie Beat em Up month. I saw every one of these movies!
the 1 word i use to describe Dragonball Evolution: BETRAYAL!!!!
could be worse . . . could be the Last Airbender
Why do I get the feeling I could have made a better King of Fighters movie regardless of whether or not it was canon to the series?
When I saw Mai…I said no. “That’s not Mai. That’s not Mai. That’s not Mai.” Mai is sexy as hell, huge boobies, red hair and an ass that just does not quit. Terry…no words. Iori…FUCK no!
This movie blows more nuts than even Tekken did. Thank you for ripping this a new one. One word for this movie: BETRAAAAAAAAAYAL!
that floating head snake monster thing looks like the thing from little trouble in big china….that movie with the raidens that exlpode their heads
The one case where Spoony is wrong is that the King of Fighters was one of the fighting games with the most plot of them all, particularly during the original Orochi era games. Before we had Guilty Gear (which brought in some extra plot for its time), or things like Persona Arena, where it takes in the plot of the Persona 3/4 games into it making it deeper than the norm. I kind of wish he asked KOF fans before determining how much plot was in KOF.
I have this on DVD and I got to say it is the worst movie ever they should not made the movie the producers and the director Gordon Chan ruined the film, Gordon Chan thinks he’s a fan of KOF well he never play the games they should chose Dolph Lundgren as Rugal not Ray Park Ray Park could had played Billy Kane.
The plot is awful the character development is piss poor so the movie is absolutely the worst film.
CIA? Blame it on O’Bama.
As a fighting game fan I’m obliged to love Street Fighter considering I grew up with it. But then I came across King of Fighters and… I completely ignored it. Which I regret now… not long ago I picked up King of Fighters XIII and its by far the best fighting game I’ve ever played. And I hate picking up a new fighting game series and having to learn the combat mechanics. KoF13 however felt like 2nd nature to me. Controls are buttery smooth, the combat is without a doubt the most satisfying system I’ve ever played, the game is challenging but welcoming to new players, there’s a wide variety of characters, customizable costumes, sound is unbelievable, everything seems well balanced, tons of different things to try from story/arcade/mission/practice/tutorials, tons of different game mechanics allowing you to play any character you want in your own personal way, cancels into special cancels into super cancels into max cancels which goes into your ultra HD move that basically makes the combos make you feel like a badass when you pull them off. But best of all the animation is hands down the best animation in a fighting game. I’m not against 3D games, but I’m old school… I like my sprites. And the sprites in this game are beautiful, I could watch a super from the same character all day and not get tired of seeing it.
Just got back home from Las Vegas, EVO 2014 was this weekend and as always KoF13 was crazy. Hype overload… I absolutely love this. It DESERVES A BETTER MOVIE! Considering the story mode in the game was a million times better I’d say they failed massively.