Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Undefeatable (1993)

How bad is it? It just might be the worst martial arts film.
Should you see it? Absolutely. "Keep an eye out."

Godfrey Ho directed over 100 martial arts films and this is probably his most entertainingly bad  one. Cynthia Rothrock has a small cult following and this is probably her worst film, as well. Don Niam plays a crazed martial arts rapist with a permed mullet that kills women who look like his estranged wife and then takes their eyeballs. Rothrock seeks revenge for her sister's death by Niam. This has some half-way decent fight scenes, but the climactic one is so hilariously god-awful it must be seen; the two guys lose their shirts implausibly - and just happen to be oiled up - and one gets both eyes gouged out and is hoisted by machinery from his eye socket (!) - and afterward, they make puns about eyes!!! I think the idea was to have tag-lines like in other action films, but it's just unbelievably callous, stupid and unimaginative (in other words, pure gold).

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