TKO is a martial arts action movie that is
reminiscent of those classic 80's and 90's B-grade moves with Van Damme
and Steve Seagal and TKO is no exception to the rule. The movie stars
Andre McCoy, Daz Crawford, Anthony Ray Parker, Paul Green, Samantha
Alarcon and Vishnu Seesahai which revolve around an illegal underground
fight tournament which happens to be run in the basement of a skyscraper
which the owners have criminal affiliations.
This year their is a twist to the fight as
the two men (Mick and Martin) who organise the fighters must select a
fighter to represent themselves and whichever fighter loses will mean
that one of these men must walk away from the fights forever. To
compound the situation, one of the men, Martin, a corrupt cop finds one
of the most dangerous and psychotic men in order to unbalance the fight
in an attempt to keep his position.
The writers also throw in a twist with the
character called Zendo, a Zen-like monk warrior who has joined the
fights to avenge his brother and it's only in the end that Martin's
nemesis Mick discovers that something is seriously wrong.
TKO is a combination of Mortal Kombat meets
Martial arts meets wrestling that contains over the top acting,
spectacular fight scenes and some really bad dialogue that will make you
squirm in disgust. Like the movies from the 80's, it features a music
video like presentation with women, fast cars and dangerous fights.
Interesting enough not all plots are successfully finished in this movie
but even with its shortcomings, TKO is an enjoyable ride down memory
lane that fans of this genre from the 80's and 90's will more than
With decent video quality with sharp images
and deep black levels, the standout star is the Dolby Digital 5.1 track
which truly transcends this movie to the next stage and it's difficult
not to be drawn in from the music and action scenes. Interesting to say
Check it out!