Fistful of Vengeance 2022 Movie Coming on Netflix
Rancakmedia.com – Kai Jin's exploits of Iko Uwais, aka Wu Assassins, seeking revenge for the murder of his loved ones, appeared in the film Fistful of Vengeance.
No longer a TV series, Netflix has turned it into a powerful action-packed film that unleashes its potential as one of the best Asian films on Netflix.
Fistful of Vengeance 2022 Synopsis
After Jenny's death, her older brothers Tommy (Lawrence Kao), Lu Xin (Lewis Tan), and now Wu Assassin, Kai Jin (Iko Uwais), are in Bangkok. The three of them search for clues about Jenny's murder with only one clue, an old rock found beside Jenny's dead body.
After fighting several chi-sucking monsters nicknamed jiangshi, they meet William Pan (Jason Tobin) (Jason Tobin). Pan is a businessman who has extraordinary abilities and seeks to restore balance to the world after the death of the Wu Warlords.
Pan enlists the help of Kai as the Wu Assassins to kill the main leader in the evil world, Ku An Qi (Yayaying Ratha Phongam) who aims to spread his wings and dominate the world.
Fistful of Vengeance 2022 Movie Continuing the Netflix series
The Fistful of Vengeance film offers a number of approaches to produce an adrenaline-pumping action extravaganza, based on the concept presented; revenge for lost loved ones and struggle to preserve this planet from evil forces.
But the plot raises many new ones as it progresses from start to finish. Given that this film was originally intended to be made as a full-length TV series, making it one 94-minute film was an obvious risk of breaking.
The film's main weakness is the way the storyline and narrative arc seem to run into one another. It's like putting together a puzzle, only it grows more random and amorphous. Not to mention the edits that perhaps only Indosiar's tragic soap operas can surpass.
The scenario was created to juxtapose action stories that are related to mysticism, such as Yin and Yan or jianshi (killing vampires from China), and place the safety of the planet in jeopardy. But they can never bring acceptable tension. Is the world going to end, huh?
The film's general color palette is uneven. Sometimes they are slightly blue in color, others are yellowish in color. There seems to be a consistent yellow undertone used in most Hollywood films set in Asia. It's just that this time it's too yellow that every scene is like the afternoon.
The (somewhat) strong action moments are matched with humor, as well as the sensual scenes that characterize Netflix films including the F-bombs scattered over all the characters. However, none of that matters much when it comes to enhancing the look of the film.
Recent years have seen the development of Hollywood programs aimed specifically at the Asia-Pacific market. HBO's The Warrior (2019) and Disney's Shang Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings (2019) both included major Asian characters in their martial arts stories (2021).
Netflix really offers the Wu Assassins series as the main entry point to reach the Asian market. When it was published in 2019, the series was not very popular with reviewers but garnered a lot of attention from the public who love the kind of action and story that is presented.
Sporadic fist fights and gore sequences are not enough to make this film interesting to watch. It's a shame, considering that Iko Uwais and Lewis Tan are some of the biggest names in the martial arts film business today.
Just like the anime, Kai and Wu are not given much other than being conned as stars for reasons of action alone. Burying the potential brought by Iko and Lewis might give greater meaning to the roles they play.
At no point in this saga is the cast getting the storyline or character development to give the drama an emotional flow. A sympathetic response can be elicited for only one character, Preeya (Francesca Corney). Meanwhile, Zama (Pearl Tushi), an Interpol agent, is simply a lover who is given no further context.
The storyline that is not aligned and looks forced continues into the third act. Everyone shows up there for no apparent reason, engages in battle, and ends up defeating the ultimate evil. Already, everyone is happy that everyone won.
If he were given the directorship, Roel Reiné seems intent on making a cutthroat action film in which the protagonists fight each other with machetes and other weapons to win.
Reiné even devised a particular camera approach utilizing an autonomous camera rig configured according to its own algorithm. So the players have to change their choreography to every move of the robot.
Kai Jin (Iko Uwais) is one of the Wu Assassins, who seeks revenge for the murder of his loved ones. The film's main weakness is the way the storyline and narrative arc seem to run into one another.
It's like putting together a puzzle, only it grows more random and amorphous. The film's general color palette is uneven. The powerful action moments are combined with the humor and sensual scenes that are the hallmark of Netflix films.
Burying the potential brought by Iko Uwais and Lewis Tan might give greater meaning to the roles they play.
Fistful of Vengeance is your standard action movie without any emotional undercurrents. Reviewers say Roel Reiné's aim of delivering action-packed spectacle misses the other things that make films entertaining to watch, including a good plot and how to bring out the best in the cast.