Rent this one, and you'll be forced to watch 'em all
M.C | out there in la la land | 04/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Any TRUE Martial Arts fan who has seen the Bloodfist films will agree with me when I say that this flick rocks AND rolls (Although I can't help but feel that the caption FORCED TO FIGHT may have worked better for Bloodfist II.)As both a Kickboxer (who held many championships in the World Kickboxing Association)and an action star, Don "The Dragon" Wilson is superb. There's not much story here other than the bad guys want The good guy dead, but this movie is set in a maximum security prison, so the story is very much an secondary consideration (which is often the case with kung fu movies.) Not only is the fighting terrific, but Don "The Dragon" even gets to do more acting than usual in his films. FORCED TO FIGHT may not be a critical favorite, but it works exceptionally well."
[3.5] sits at the middle of the bloodfist series
dominion_ruler | Carolina, USA | 10/18/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Bloodfist 3 is probably the most average film in the Bloodfist series. It doesn't have the story strength of the 4th and 5th entry, or the martial arts action of the 1st and 2nd, but it has more appeal than the last 3 Bloodfist films, which tended to fuse out on action and overall interest. While this is a typical prison movie, it somehow held my interest. The story was simple and action was decent, but I think its the fact that the production value on such a film wasn't too shabby that held it all together in the end.
The story is rather simple, and is basically the bad guys of the prison (in ties with the warden) wanting the good guys dead. Jimmy Boland (Wilson) is the reason tensions grow so high, after he kills a man who raped and killed a younger man. The man Jimmy kills was the lead supplier of drugs etc. in the prison, and the guy who used to receive them free of charge gets upset real quick. He gathers a group of inmates to take out Jimmy, leading to several fights here and there. Impressive fights that look great, but don't last too long. Eventually, with the help of a wise and older black guy, most of the gang decides there is no point to fight, but the bad guy and one of his buddys still want revenge and begin to kill particular inmates. The ending isn't quite as exciting as I had hoped, and there is a final fight but it wasn't too exciting. There is a pleasant conclusion to the story though.
The acting, characters and action are actually ok for this kind of movie. I actually expected worse, and while there isn't much to the story, the film still had my attention. Pacing between action and important scenes of dialouge seemed to work well, and there were even a few scenes of some decent and uplifting words (though perhaps a little cheesy to some). A bit above average overall, this isn't the strongest entry in the series, but its not the worst either."
Bloodfist turns into a prison picture....
Lunar Strain | United States | 12/10/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Though there is a "III" in the title, this sequel is totally unrelated to the first to pictures. This film was originally made as "Force to Fight" but was retitled to part of the Bloodfist series when it was released video (Yes, believe it or not this baby was theatrically released). This time we get Don "The Dragon" Wilson being wrongfully accused of a crime and being sent to prison and is "forced to fight" in order to say alive, much like the Van Damne picture Death Warrent. Not a terrible low budget action outing, but far from the best in the overly long series."