Hurray! Muscles Galore
Thomas A. Baltaeff | Drexel Hill, Pa. United States | 04/08/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you're into...martial arts this DVD is a MUST-HAVE!Me- I'm into gazing at magnificently 'scupted' bods & ErnieJr.'s definetly qualifies. Ever since I caught his 'muscular offerings' in SURF NINJAS I felt it mandatory to keep tabs on his physical maturing. For example, in WHITE WOLVES 11 he ditches his earlier 'cut & chiseled' look & parades 'round 'bulked up' 'specially in the upper body. Both 'looks' are real turn-ons. Here in ULTIMATE he seems to be somewhere 'tween the two tho most of the 'shirtless poses' are from adistance. No big deal- your ZOOM will allow you freedom to explore every inch of every muscle. What we have here gang isa noted martial artist who never could act choosing instead to offer up a dizzying display of awesome muscle. Oh yes- thestoryline is weak & the other actors CARDBOARD as well. The **** rating comes only 'cause the DVD gave me exactly what Iwanted & then some if you get my drift. Also hope this isn'tthe last I see of powerful & dynamic Ernie Reyes Jr."
Totally disappointing. A waste of my time and money.
kappachino | Waco, TX United States | 12/17/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I was an Ernie Reyes Jr fan back when I was little, from watching Sidekicks (TV series), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, and Surf Ninjas. Well I knew this was written/produced/action directed by Ernie, 'The Process' as it was originally called was hyped up by the fans to be a good movie. I, along with other fans were expecting a good showcase of martial arts, being the players included both Ernie's and the West Coast Demo Team. Boy was I totally wrong. I go rent this movie for $4.00 and got basically get 90 minutes of fluff. Bad acting. I mean, BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD. Incomprehensible plot, incomprehensible all-around. Everything about this movie was bad. I'm not joking. I'm sorry that they spent $50,000 on the production of the movie, according to Ernie Jr's website. What a horrible waste of money. I say Ernie should hook up with Yuen Woo Ping and do some Hong Kong Cinema. Showcase his skills the way it was meant to. Seriously. All in all, please save your money and do not, I repeat, DO NOT rent or buy this movie!"
Ernie reyes jr. can kick, but he can't make a good movie
dominion_ruler | Carolina, USA | 10/23/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Ernie Reyes Jr. is amazing. He is unbelievably athletic. You may recall him from "The Rundown". He was the guy in the jungle who fought the Rock and kicked his butt all over the place. In The Ultimate Fight, what he makes up with in martial arts skill, he loses in making a good film.
What ruined this movie was it's lack of any real plot and an absolutely horrible lead villain. The acting wasn't good either and most of the charcaters were just uninteresting. I was kind of bored throughout as pacing seemed very draggy. But the villain, seriously he was just about the craziest freak I had ever seen. Everyone calls him Hitler, and he dresses like a homosexual Hitler and must have some mental issues or be on drugs. It was frustrating watching his role.
There are 3 guys in this film that know how to put on a good show - Ernie Reyes Jr, his father (Ernie Reyes Sr.) and Shishir Inocalla. When watching thse guys, you can tell they are real martial artists. I just wish there had been some real plot to make their fights worth something more than just kind of showing off. Kimo was the only villain in thie film I enjoyed, but he actually never impressed me too much. The actor's name is also Kimo and he is a real life UFC legend. I typically enjoy it when a good martial artist goes up against a UFC guy in these films. Jet Li did it in Cradle 2 The Grave. Tony Jaa did it in The Protector. All 3 of the formentioned martial artists get their turn at the end of the film, but honestly, I was expecting more, especially out of Kimo.
The only part of this movie I enjoyed was the last 15 minutes, simply because the entire 15 minutes was fighting. The fights were ok, except whenever Reyes Jr. executed his athletic abilites in his kicks I was stunned. He moves like a video game charcater and he is very fast. This is about the only reason you will want to own this film, the rest will make you want to turn away in embarassment."