Fireball (Muay Thai Dunk) (2009)
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It's Muay Thai combat with a streetball twist in this tale of a juvenile delinquent who joins an underground basketball team on a mission of vengeance. His twin brother lying comatose with little hope of recovery, Tai vows to take on the vicious drug lords responsible for his sibling's dire condition. The men he seeks are the organizers of a brutal new underground sport in which players attempt to sink a basket while engaging in full contact Muay Thai. Convinced that he's closer than ever to
Jan 29, 2009 Wide
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The clunking storyline is a real drag, and the movie is essentially hobbled because the nominal lead is a rock performer not a martial artist.
If fireball had an idealistic, Jimmy Hill-style commentator, he'd describe this film as a poor advertisement for the game.
The plot is a pretext for nonstop, bone-crushing mayhem of a mind-numbing kind.
While the title refers to a rather outrageous game that mixes kickboxing with basketball, this is actually a routine gangland thriller. And it's directed in a style that prevents us from understanding the action or caring about the characters.
This mostly routine Thai actioner mixes sports movie clichés, martial arts moves, melodramatic excess and gangster claptrap in the kind of movie Van Damme made in the '80s.
Fireball is a preposterously idiotic Thai movie about an illegal underground blood sport that mixes martial arts and, er, basketball to produce four incredibly long, and hugely tedious, fight sequences.
This is all about glistening pretty boys laying into each other in increasingly elaborate ways. BASEketball this isn't.
The ball games are so over-edited and CGI-embellished, it's like watching a hardcore version of Quidditch.
Despite a somewhat disappointing finale, this is a must-see for extreme action fans.
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