From the director of Enter the Dragon, comes a craptacular shitfest.
When you see a movie that invents a combat style that combines gymnastics and martial arts, and gives this 'art form' it's own japanese-esque name, you know you can only expect cheese. And gymkata delivers. Kurt Thomas tries so hard to portray a badass but it's difficult to believe when he's making wise ass remarks worse than the cartoon spiderman's, and with that ratty mini-mullet on his head.
The villains are sterotypical barbarians and the game itself is so 'horrid' that it has such a spectacular name: The Game.
You can not mistake this as coming from any era other than the 80s, the lacking plot, the huge holes that create bizarre scenarios (pommel horse scene, anyone?) and the way things are just thrown out there to add another plot twist (the love plot- after a short music-less montage, suddenly kurt and a princess are making whoopee like old lovers, though having very little interaction).
If you like your movies with cheesy one liners, sprinkled with action, and gratuitous male cameltoe, rent this.
I guess you could say that my feelings about this movie are complicated.
Gymkata is a terrible, terrible movie. One that is definitely worth watching.
Obviously, a creation of such bottomless insipidity and redolence of half-aborted intentions deserves a cult audience of its own, and apparently has found one. But best put yourself in the proper frame of mind before diving into the awesome fun. Actually, the infamous pommel horse fight sequence has to be seen to be believed.