If you grew up in the nineties, fighting video games were all the rage. We had Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Killer Instinct, and of course Tekken. There have been several animated film versions of the Tekken game, but the first live action adaptation is on its way. If you’re a fan of Jin, Nina, and Heihachi here’s your chance to finally see them live and in living color.
Tekken is directed by Dwight H. Little, and is based on the popular Namco fighting game. The setting is in the near future, which shows a world destroyed by war. Legitimate forms of government have been replaced by greedy corporations,with the mightiest being Tekken. To keep the restless civilians in order, the company sponsors a martial arts tournament called The Iron Fist where contenders fight to the death for ultimate glory, stardom, and wealth.
As a fan of the game and the animated movie, I’ve secretly always wanted to see a live action film, but this trailer is kind of a turn off. The casting isn’t that great, and the overall look of the film seems very low budget. Of course acting isn’t something you need to have for a movie of this caliber, but several of these actors are horrible. At one point someone actually yelled, “This is Iron Fist,” and it sounded like they were going to follow it up with, “Welcome to the O.C., bitch!”
Here’s the trailer…
What do you think about the first trailer for Tekken: The Movie?