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|Undisputed II - Last Man Standing|
Actors: Michael Jai White, Scott Adkins, Ben Cross, Eli Danker, Mark Ivanir
Director: Isaac Florentine
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Michael Jai White replaces Ving Rhames in Undisputed II: Last Man Standing, a sequel to the 2002 Undisputed, in which a heavyweight champion boxer is sent to prison as a ruse to get him to fight a champion pugilist on the ... more »
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Overall pretty good, but not as good as the original
Baberufus | West Jordan, UT USA | 02/26/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is actually pretty good for a sequel, as most sequels usually range from bad to terrible. The main focus and forte of this movie are the actual fight scenes, as both of the main stars in this flick do really have martial arts skills and use no doubles in any of the fight scenes (save for the dining area brawl where the two guys crush a table). As a result, the fight scenes are really cool, but for me the fighters lack the personality and charisma of Wesley Snipes and Ving Rhames in the original (who are mainly actors and not real boxers, of course). Still, there are some fine supporting performances in this sequel given by Ben Cross and Eli Danker.
The story line is kind of weak in places. For starters, George Chambers comes to the prison as strictly a boxer, and within a few weeks of training by an old inmate (at least that's the timeline I inferred), he's ready to kickbox toe to toe with the undefeated champ--ehh, not likely! Also, when Chambers makes a deal with the head mobster, he demands that all the prisoners that were banished to stay outside in the cold be given brand new, expensive coats to wear to keep warm. Hello--how about demanding that they be brought back inside? What's the point of keeping them outside if they're going to stay warm in their coats?? Save some money!
Which brings me to my other nitpick...Chambers' character and personality changes too much between the beginning and end of this movie. At the beginning, he has the same chip (boulder) on his shoulder attitude as Rhames displayed in the first movie, rude, crude, and obnoxious... "F--" this, "F--" that. However, his conscience and regard for humanity DRASTICALLY improves to where at the end of the movie, he has a big heart of gold, practically shedding tears of joy at the sight of his old friend reuniting with his niece. Chambers had just spent the last month or whatever in one utter hell of a prison--I would think his attitude toward life in general wouldn't have improved much. I mean, it's great for someone to turn over a new leaf and be a better person, but that was a bit unrealistic for George Chambers, I think.
Yeah, so the ending was pretty corny...hardly befitting the overall vibe of both Undisputed movies--short on sensitivity and brains, high on testosterone! (Hey, I dig movies like that once in a while!) Still, the fight scenes make the movie overall enjoyable, so I would still recommend it, especially for fans of the first Undisputed flick."