I recently had the opportunity to check out Hellbinders released by Maverick Entertainment. This movie is packed with some big name action stars. First there's Ray Park (Max) who played Darth Maul and Toad in the First Xmen, then there's Johnny Yong Bosch (Ryu) from Power Rangers, and finally Estaban Cueto (Cain) who was in XXX, Bloodrayne, and The Scorpion King. Hellbinders is clearly a low budget action film, but the quick moving fight scenes are very well choreographed, and these talented actors make it look real. I personally enjoyed how the movie was shot with comic book transitions; it reminded me of Sin City.
A soulless mercenary, an elite assassin, and the last remaining member of the long dead Knights Templar are our last defense from the greatest evil of all, the devil. There's only one way to stop these demon spawns from rising from hell and possessing good people of earth and that's by kicking some serious demon ass. And ass-kicking is what this movie is all about. The plot of this movie seems to be a minor underscore compared to the ridiculous amount of awesome fights sequences. It's very well shot for an indy film, but I think they could have gone a little lighter on all the CGI effects, raw fight scenes are so much better than computer created fireballs and lasers. But all in all I'd definitely recommend this movie. It's a great flick with an easy plot to follow and it lets you sit back and just enjoy the devastation.
Buy it, Rent it, or Queue it up! Available on DVD everywhere May 4, 2010.