Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991)

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This movie is supposed to be a sequel to the movie which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme. Only now the movie revolves around the brother of the character that Van Damme played. David Sloan is... See full summary »


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  • Sasha Mitchell and Michel Qissi in Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991)
  • Brian Austin Green and Sasha Mitchell in Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991)
  • Michel Qissi in Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991)
  • Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991)
  • Gene LeBell, Sasha Mitchell, and Michel Qissi in Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991)

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24 May 2014 | SnoopyStyle
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| No Van Damme, What's the point?
David Sloan (Sasha Mitchell) is Kurt's younger brother. He runs a gym in LA teaching kids kickboxing. Justin Maciah (Peter Boyle) runs United Kickboxer Association and wants him to fight. David doesn't want to fight like his brothers but the gym is struggling. His best protégé Brian wants to fight and even David has to fight to keep the gym open. After winning against the champ, David quits and bad-mouths UKA. They retaliate by burning down the gym and Xian Chow (Dennis Chan) returns to help David recover from the burns and the lost. Sangha (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) has a plan to bring Tong Po to fight David. Tong Po had shot dead Kurt and thereby losing the opportunity to regain the country's honor in the ring.

What's the point if Jean-Claude Van Damme isn't in it? Sasha has just a fraction of Van Damme's charisma. It is simply a waste of time. It also lacks the exotic locations of the original and the fights are poorly shot. Besides all that, the story takes forever to get going. The crux of the drama is the return of Tong Po. That's the villain fans want to see. If Tong Po killed Kurt, I think that's enough reason for David to seek revenge. All the other stuff at the beginning is unnecessary. In fact, they should have Tong Po right at the start.

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