Directed by: Jino Kang/Tony Urgo
Written by: Jino Kang/Tony Urgo
Starring: Jino Kang, Katherine Celio, Don Williams, Robert Parham, Kelly Lou Dennis, Douglas Olsson
Fist 2 Fist 2: Weapon Of Choice is the follow up to the 2010 Fist 2 Fist (aka Hand 2 Hand), which won “Best Action Martial Arts Feature” at Action of Film Festival on it’s release. The second movie has plenty of action, fight scenes and some great directing by Jino Kang and Tony Urgo. Jino Kang is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Hapkido and a Black Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Kyokoshin-Kai Karate and Tae Kwon do.
He was so good at what he did – so quick and so invisible – they called him “The Ghost”. He struck and he vanished, leaving only the dead to remember him. But Jack Lee wanted no more of that life and also vanished from his clients, including the crime boss Banducci, who had much use of Jack’s skills. To leave Banducci once and for all, Jack worked a deal for one last hit, to settle all scores. He kept his part of the bargain. But years later, Banducci breaks his promise, kidnapping Jack’s niece, Jaime, to close another, even darker kind of deal for his personal benefit. The Ghost has one more score to settle before he can rest in peace again. And whether he lives or dies now will depend on his weapon of choice.
The movie starts with a nice good feel to it, as we see a older guy entering a private birthday party with a gift. All seem’s to be going well until our lead character shows up called “The Ghost” (Jino Kang) and all hell breaks loose. Some great action on show here as The Ghost takes out all the people in there using a gun (normally with one shot) and then some nice fighting moves. The stunt guys also show what there made off, as they are thrown threw the air and landing through tables. The director uses some nice angles during this scene getting the viewer involved in the action, which is great to see.
Shortly after, we get to see another good action scene has The Ghost returns home to his niece and is attacked by intruders. The directing here and also the score leaves you feeling something bad is about to happen just before the action kicks off, the music sounds like something from a horror movie which builds the tension perfectly.
For the next 15 minutes or so, we start to see other characters develop from the other gangs to the police force. Once again some great usage of music building the scenes and the directors really know how to capture the moment and get you involved. When Jack “The Ghost” is under police arrest, there is a moment when the female officer is sat with him asking where his daughter is, just as the other officer walks in he is taken out by a sniper and the action kicks in once again.
The movie then progresses at a nice pace, explaining more about the characters, showing different feelings and emotions which is great because that also adds to a great action movie experience. We also get to see our leading female police officer take a different turn and start to get intimate with The Ghost, but she is attacked shortly after and deals with the attacker nicely before getting information out of him.
The last 15 minutes is filled with some great fights, the action and martial arts choreography is a pleasure to watch and all involved with this, did a great job. You get to see high kicks, grappling moves, choke holds, weapon work (Swords, knifes) more real life fights than over choreographed. The way Jack “The Ghost” kills off the main villain is excellent but very bloody (Which i like).
I have to say, overall i really enjoyed watching Fist 2 Fist 2: Weapon of Choice and when you finally watch the movie, you will know why it’s called Weapon Of Choice. The cast did a terrific job, some cast members i will certainly see in future movies, no question about it. The directors, producers did an amazing job, capturing the action and emotions of characters perfectly throughout showcasing some very bloody moments, big thumbs up to the prop guys also, great job.
The movie might not be a big budget Hollywood type but believe me just the talent alone in-front and behind the camera makes up for all that. Douglas Olsson does very well in the role of the lead villain, a guy which also a villain is also quiet likable. Katherine Celio is also a very likable character as the female cop and thought her and Jino (The Ghost) played well of each other throughout. Kelly Lou Dennis who played Jacks niece did a brilliant job in both acting and action roles.
Fist 2 Fist 2: Weapon of Choice is a good watch, so wait till the DVD comes out in August and make sure you grab it and support these very talented movie makers., i really hope there is a third movie.
Release date: August 5,2014, Redbox, Walmart, Amazon and VOD.
By Justyn Hughes (King Of Kung Fu)