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|Among Dead Men|
Actor: El Rico
Director: James Richards
Genres: Action & Adventure
Fresh out of prison for killing his opponent in the ring, an MMA World Champion fighter finds himself forced into defending himself from vengeful promoters.
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Yengkong S. (yeejkoob)
Reviewed on 11/9/2010...
Was disappointed when I watched this movie. Saw a couple reviews online and thought it was pretty good base on the reviews until I watched it myself. Not really worth it for me.
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Decent Action but Far From Original
Compay | New Orleans, LA | 02/15/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Among Dead Men is your typical straight-to-video bare knuckles action movie in the style of Lionheart. The fight choreagraphy is average, although the editing of the fight scenes was done well.
The soundtrack is interesting, a blend of industrial rock and electronic music, with plenty of reggaeton and salsa sprinkled between fight scenes.
My biggest complaint about the film is that it simply borrows from too many movies. Convicted felon and pit fighter Bobby Delgado, played by Avelino "El Rico" Lescot, is a diesel Latino living in Australia with an unexplained French accent. Not only does Bobby Delgado sound like Jean Claude Van Damme, but most of the movie is patterned after the 1990 film Lionheart. Delgado, like Leon, is mentored by a retired street fighter.
There was real potential with the fight scenes, but almost no diversity in the fighting styles save for Delgado's clash with a Wushu Kung Fu artist in prison. What does give the movie a little flavor are scenes involving real-life Wing Chun Grandmaster William Cheung, cast as Delgado's former trainer. But that also leads you to wonder why Delgado doesn't fight in his master's style, or why his teacher seems perfectly accepting of his pupil fighting for money.
The film follows a predictable format from start to finish. Delgado is an amazing unbeaten fighter, and along comes another deadly unbeaten fighter to challenge him. Of course, Delgado no longer wants to fight, so his mentor needs a good slapping around to encourage him. Rather than a grand audience showdown a la Fighting or Lionheart, the director takes the Rocky V approach. The film's conclusion is neither suspenseful nor surprising, and is over entirely too quick.
El Rico has an interesting look, and is a decent physical actor, but this poorly-written film just isn't the right vehicle for his career. Watch it once before deciding whether to buy it."