A very solid flick, 14 March 2008
Author: Jacob Moore from Texas, United States
I wasn't sure what exactly to expect from this movie, but it ended up being very satisfying and entertaining. There is a lot more to it than you see in the trailer.
The characters have a good amount of depth to them, although you are never completely sure what role Djimon's character is to Sean Faris'. Is he a father figure, a mentor, or just a hardass? Either way, Djimon's acting was nothing short of impressive, and during a few very emotional scenes, you are reminded why you love this actor so much.
Sean Faris did a surprisingly good job too, I'm forecasting this to be his breakout role.
The dialogue is cheesy at many points, but the actors deliver it well so it works. Also, I've read that this is just a "fight club/karate kid/rocky" knockoff. There are definitely a few nods toward these classic flicks, but after seeing the movie, I can honestly say that this one stands on its own.
Oh, and be careful, many of the fight scenes will make you yell obscenities out loud, because they are awesome. Good movie, check it out unless you're the type who'd rather watch Enchated on pay per view.