“I’m Paul Barlow, and this is my daughter Jo.”

“Malone.”

“You got a first name?”

“Yeah.”

Kickboxer 3: The Art of War

tn_kickboxer3KICKBOXER 3 is one of the movies I watched for the Super-Kumite but had to turn it into an exhibition match due to its lack of tournament. This is a pretty enjoyable one though with a weird mix of sports movie and violent shootout movie. Also it deals with sex trafficking just like the last movie I reviewed. (Don’t worry – it’s against it.)

check out my review in this week’s OUTLAW VERN PRESENTS over on Daily Grindhouse.

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.

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5 Responses to “Kickboxer 3: The Art of War”

  1. Growing up I was never able to get into any of the KICKBOXER sequels. First they didn’t have JCVD in them, and then on top of that I always associate Sasha Mitchell the guy they got to replace JCVD with the role of Cody he played on the STEP BY STEP sitcom. Then Mitchell a legit martial artist when to jail for kicking his pregnant wife in the stomach and I had no desire to ever check out any of his work. I can’t help but think of that heinous act every time Mitchell is brought up.

  2. Some friends and I watched this as research for a tournament movie we were writing (ended up scrapping it). We were totally surprised how the heroes casually slip into Gun Murder Mode, it was very off-putting! Loved the “Make you tired” sequence and the over-the-top evil of the bad guys.

  3. Wait, is the thing with his pregnant wife something that happened recently? Because I’ve never heard of that. I do know about the other story that took place in the mid 90s, when he was accused of beating his wife, but he just tried to stop her physically abusing his kids. (She was also a drug addict.) He didn’t went to jail for that and even got full custody for his children!

  4. CJ, it happened in the 90’s. I think STEP BY STEP was still on the air at the time but I can’t remember. I also remember him being interviewed by Oprah or somebody live via satellite from jail discussing the incident.

  5. CJ, I tried to look it up and I think we are talking about the same incident. It looks like he never served much jail time, and the time he served was all related to probation violation. You are correct that in the end he was never convicted of spouse abuse, but I don’t think he denies hitting his ex-wife. I am glad that the story seems to have a happy ending and he has a relationship with his children and seems to be in a better place now.

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