Overall, another type of movie that is entertaining but you forget as you are watching it. F-bomb, N-word, no sex or nudity. But when he arrives in the United States to finalize what appears to be a simple transaction, he is soon double-crossed and becomes caught up in contraband. The fact that his very first solo vehicle here didn't come about until 21 years after his debut in the movie business is a shame, if only for the fact that he may no longer be in his physical prime, but the movie does nonetheless show that he can still be utilized in larger roles. Black Cobra is engaged and doesn't fool around even when a pretty woman Ogy Durham offers him some cocaine. The story: On a quest to liberate his incarcerated father, a South African martial artist Storm travels to Los Angeles to secure the necessary legal funds, but runs into unexpected trouble in the form of the Japanese mafia.
Determination and revenge fuel him to overcome an opponent far more lethal than any he has ever met. The movie begins with investigating the inequality and racial hatred that still goes on in South Africa, but this ends up giving way to contrasting pictures of friendship and father-son relationships. Having once attended San Diego State, Black Cobra uses his contacts to arrange to sell the diamonds after a cliche Sensei-student session out in an open field. The action seuquences ware from average to good still bad acting but good moves and solid foundation by the actors or should i say stuntman? So i still cant understand the bad rating let me see all those critics doing it better t h ough T. One man travels across country, smuggling illegal black diamonds to sell in order to pay for his father's pardon in South Africa.
. When he arrives to the United States to finalize what appeared to be a simple transaction he is soon double-crossed and becomes caught up in a contraband forcing him to overcome an opponent far more lethal and deadlier than he has ever met. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa who gave a short but good performance. So I don't get all the hating - think movies like this should be supported. Storm is a legitimate practitioner of a plethora of fighting arts, and by default it's cool to watch an African character utilizing snake-style kung fu, but I think it's fair to say that, compared to a good deal of modern practitioners, he's a bit on the slow side, physically. What starts as a simple transaction turns dangerous when he is double crossed and becomes a party to contraband. The movie digresses to the expectation of South African martial arts vs.
Also serving as co-director and co-star , Donovan makes the absolute most of what must have been a limited budget, as he believably stages scenes taking place on two different continents and ensures relatively clean-looking production values. He wants to use the money for the noble cause of saving his father in prison by buying him a pardon. When he arrives to the United States to finalize what appeared to be a simple transaction he is soon double-crossed and becomes caught up in a contraband forcing him to overcome an opponent far more lethal and deadlier than he has ever met. While I was expecting much worse from this it was still a very forgettable movie. Were the picture made with an actual budget and with maybe a slightly tighter storyline, not to mention swifter fights, this one would at least manage a 7. Storm, this is definitely a place to start.
Of course, this may just be the flawed pace of the choreography, but some of his opponents just plainly look quicker than him: Hong Kong veteran Jeff Wolfe and sometimes-heroine Stefanie Cheeva immediately come to mind. Pleasingly, the film features sections of genuine Japanese and African dialect being spoken - always a nice thing, in these cheap movies. The script and dialogue was second rate, and the acting left something to be desired. Black Cobra One man takes a journey across the country, smuggling and selling illegal black diamonds to pay for his father's pardon in South Africa. I again think this isn't a bad movie at all and is entertaining to a point but it seemed to be flat the whole way through and was really nothing original. I give it a B-.
The problem is that when the fighting isn't happening it tends to drag a little and becomes forgettable. Nevertheless, if you're interested in T. Storm stars in the title role. He must now fight to save not only his father but also himself. Oleh Dunia21 Synopsis One man travels across country, smuggling illegal black diamonds to sell in order to pay for his father's pardon in South Africa. Made the whole story unbelievable. For it is not easy to make any move, n making a good movie needs luck and a master hand.
The fighting is exciting and very well done and the plot is a good idea. Scott Donovan, Lilly Melgar co-director Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Damion Poitier, T. Conversely, stalwart villain Cary Tagawa - playing the Yakuza lord - is also kinda slow but looks relatively good when engaging T. He finds a way by selling black market diamonds in America. . .
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