Kickboxer 3: The Art of War Reviews
This Movie Got A Lot Of Air Time Back In The Early 90's On The Movie Channels
(Hope Sasha Mitchell Got Syndication Royalties)
& As A Martial Arts Buff I Watched It My Fair Share.
The Rival Kick Boxer That David Sloan Is Up Against Is A Bad Brazilian Attitude Boxer That Looks Like A Swayze...
(It Always Makes Me Laugh When David Jumps In The Ring)
(After Martine Demolished An Underdog That David Was)
(Coaching In An Expedition Fight. The Match Is About To)
(Start Early But They Get Pulled Apart & Martine Starts To) (Snarl At David Ready To Get It On!)
His Boss Frank Is A Mob Ridden Human Trafficking Gambling Gangster. He Knows That The Champ Looks Good In The Ring, But His Boy Looks Pretty Darn Good Too, & He's Gonna Give The Champ A Real Run For His Money.
Feeling The Pressure By Other Prominent Mob Gamblers To Make A Bet For All That He Has Frank Is Determined To Do Anything Possible To Make Sure David Losses The Fight When He Gets In The Ring.
For A Straight To Dvd B Movie Or As It Was Said Back Then, Straight To Video, This Martial Arts Film Was Pretty Decent. Sure It Had Scenes Were Some Of The Viewers Said...
"Oh - Please"
(Like The Water Fall Scene)
("Ow -- My Words")
(The Body & The Mind Don't Always Travel Together)
But For A B Grade Movie Of This Style I Thought It Was Entertaining Enough To Keep It Playing A Few Times.
I Give This Film A B - (Bright) **** 1/4
What is thoroughly missing in art of war is Tong Po and any memorable music. Not that the music here is bad it actually fits the setting quite well but like I said ultimately forgettable. The fight choreography is about on par with the second movie in the series though filmed better and the slow motion effects are handled much better here.
Sasha Mitchell worked hard to get into shape for the fighting but it is all for nothing and the only thing that saves this from rock bottom is the fact the next film is really bad. They clearly should have stopped at number two but like all things they must milk it for every last dollar.
the filmmaking is just bad, the score is terrible and the acting, writing is appalling. give this a miss if you can there is nothing of merit here