Double Dragon (1994)

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Critic Consensus: Double Dragon's clever use of special effects cannot mask the film's overly simplistic storyline and cheesy dialogue.


Movie Info

In the waterlogged post-apocalyptic city of New Angeles, the villainous Koga Shuko chases after the second half of a magical amulet, guaranteed to grant the owner superhuman powers. It's up to two teen-age brothers and their martial arts mentor to protect the amulet's other half in this sci-fi adventure.

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Peter Gould, Michael Davis
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 15, 1999
Runtime:
MCA Universal Home Video

Cast


as Koga Shuko

as Jimmy Lee

as Billy Lee

as Satori Imada

as Marian Delario

as Bo Abobo No. 1

as Bo Abobo No. 2

as Chief Delario

as Lewis

as Marc Delario

as Maniac Leader

as Herself

as Tour Guide

as 1st Rich Kid Opponen...

as Security Man

as 2nd Rich Kid Opponen...

as Smogcaster

as New Angeles Policema...

as New Angeles Policema...

as New Angeles Policema...

as Tour Guide

as Reporter

as Security Man

as Male Power Corps Kid

as Female Power Corps K...

as Jack City Salesman

as Jack City Salesman

as Wild One

as Ninja Wraith

as Ninja Wraith

as Newscaster

as Mohawk

as Referee

as Smart Ass Mohawk
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Critic Reviews for Double Dragon

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

Even kids won't get much of a kick out of this high-energy, low-IQ futuristic slugfest.

Full Review… | April 2, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

An incoherent children's adventure based on a popular video game.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

While clumsily paced by first-time director Jim Yukich and amateurishly acted, the picture does take place against the imaginative backdrop of New Angeles, the urban archipelago formed when the Big One crumpled Southern California.

Full Review… | October 22, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

Even at eleven years old I knew "Double Dragon" sucked.

Full Review… | August 20, 2014
Cinema Crazed

There is a genial exuberance to the lead performances of Wolf and Dacascos, who behave as though the Lee brothers aren't too many rungs above Beavis and Butt-Head on the evolutionary ladder.

Full Review… | July 19, 2014
The Moving Picture Show

A surprisingly timid and largely toothless action fantasy for kids.

Full Review… | April 7, 2010
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Audience Reviews for Double Dragon

Set in the (then) crumbling future of 2007, why do all these poor adaptations get set in post apocalyptic futures where gangs roam the streets in outfits you wore under the age of 15?.

Again your typical 90's trash that went straight to the video shop and didn't even pass go, its called 'Double Dragon' but bares no resemblance to the videogame what so ever accept for character names and the fact the brothers 'fight' against various punks.

The film is pretty much like the first 'TMNT' film albeit a very bad version, its completely aimed at kids so everything is watered down to a babyish level which in turn comes off as hilarious. Like other kids action films of the time its all very colourful and quite imaginative but its so utterly pointless, action sequences are clearly added simply to make the film more 'exciting' when really you wouldn't miss them if they weren't there, point...less.

All characters are totally cliched and all look ridiculous in their costumes/face paint, your typical post apocalyptic gangs of punks dressed in horribly retro 80/90's fashions. Robert Patrick must have suspected this was gonna be a big blockbuster otherwise I'm sure he wouldn't have signed on for this, mind you the casting of B-movie action star regular Dacascos should of given him a hint.

This just feels completely not needed, no point in creating it in the slightest. Its like they have a videogame that is/was popular so they just had to throw out a film of it no matter how it turned out, just to capitalise on the franchise, they just couldn't help themselves, and what has it achieved? absolutely zip.

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Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

This is very poor TV Movie with a poor acting.

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Wahida K

Super Reviewer

Worst based on the original video game in marital arts film I ever saw, looked stupid and crap.

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Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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