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The cinematography is jarring and dizzying at times; the acting mediocre.
Only the simple-minded will find much to cheer in this martial arts actioner, which has the queasy feel of a movie slapped together by the marketing department.
A paean to the Brazilian martial art of capoeira harks back to those break-dancing quickies.
A movie that exists solely for its fight sequences and to show off its star's muscles and gymnastic grace.
The film is clumsily assembled and edited, heavy on the slow-mo, and its simplistic story plays like The Kids From Fame armed with very sharp knives.
If only the plot were a little less obvious, the confrontations a little less cliched.
Solved: the problem of impoverished, understaffed, crime-ridden, drug- infested inner city schools. The solution: bongo music and a new Brazilian brand of martial arts that transforms incorrigible students into zealous anti-crime mercenaries.
Dacascos and Prieto are fine athletes, to be sure. But that is not enough to make Only the Strong more than a passing fancy destined for cable TV.
There's not terribly much more going on in this movie than the physical movement itself.
I expected it to be an obligatory late-summer, mindless, plotless action film. I was wrong. It's a late-summer, mindless, plotless action film with a message. I think I prefer this sorts of film when it doesn't try to preach.
I have a sinking feeling that the makers of this film feel it is in some way exemplary and even useful.
Definitely a 90s movie, no more, no less. A good action flick overall. My major problem was the way that the bad guy talked...his voice was terrible, I couldnt take him seriously, I just laughed every time he was on the screen.
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Mark Dacascos does this triple lindy like spin kick horizontal to the ground - cool shit!
Mark Dacascos makes a fantastic performance as a world-class, martial arts champion pits his strength and know-how against juvenile gangs and teaches them self-respect. The martial-arts sequences using the Brazilian Capoeira techniques are exciting to watch, and the story, though predictable, is well staged and well acted.
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