I’m pretty sure nobody’s reading these, but that’s okay because The Super-Kumite is an underground tournament. We don’t need the light of day shone on our activities. We do it all by torchlight.
But for the few of us in this elite circle of insiders it is time to announce the winner of the AMERICAN KICKBOXERS vs. THE WOMEN contest.This was a good matchup because both AMERICAN KICKBOXER 1 and PUSHED TO THE LIMIT were pretty ridiculous and outside of the mainstream. Both were more funny-stupid than actually-good, but I don’t mean that in a bad way because I enjoyed them both.
Of the two though there was one that had more of a unique feel, seemed a little more heartfelt and had more memorable quirks to it (as you can tell by my need to include so many screengrabs in the review), and that would be PUSHED TO THE LIMIT. So congratulations to The Women, who will be moving on to round 2 to face Team Bolo.
(Incidentally, I discovered afterwards that AMERICAN KICKBOXER 2 is not about a fighting tournament at all and would’ve had to be disqualified or replaced in round 2. That did not play a part in my decision, but luckily this result will make things easier.)
VERN has been reviewing movies since 1999 and is the author of the books SEAGALOGY: A STUDY OF THE ASS-KICKING FILMS OF STEVEN SEAGAL, YIPPEE KI-YAY MOVIEGOER!: WRITINGS ON BRUCE WILLIS, BADASS CINEMA AND OTHER IMPORTANT TOPICS and NIKETOWN: A NOVEL. His horror-action novel WORM ON A HOOK will arrive later this year.