Kickboxer Retaliation is the sequel to the absolute mess that was Kickboxer Vengance. It once again stars Alain Moussi and Jean Claude Can Damme. They are joined by Mike Tyson in this outing that takes place eighteen months since the events of Vengeance
After killing Tong Po Kurt Sloan is now an MMA fighter. After a successful match he is approached by two men posing as cops who tase him and lock him up in a Thailand prison. It turns out when Kurt killed Po he was expected to stay on as the underground fight rings champion. When he left a new champion was named. That champ is Mongkut, a huge 7ft monster of a man that Kurt is expect to fight.
Kurt of course refuses and is beaten and tortured by the guards on a daily basis. Lucky he meets Briggs (Mike Tyson) who befreinds him. Also as luck would have it Van Damme is also in this same prison. And after the bad guys kidnap Kurts wife he has no choice but to fight again to the death.
Apart from a drawn out plot that truthfully makes little to no sense the film is entertaining. Have Mongkut being a product of adrenaline and steroids mixed together make him an unstoppable monster adds a sort of goody camp to the film.
The action scenes are very well done and the final fight is a fantastic display of MMA and movie Kung Fu violence.
Fans of the series will enjoy themselves. And if your looking for a standard action film to watch just pop this one in and enjoy.
Overall 2.5 out of 5 Stars