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Triple Threat (2019).
Ok, yes, there’s a theme going on here. It’s called the ‘getting over the lack of finale in Wu Assassins season 1‘. A big dose of decent martial arts cinema to kind of inoculate me retrospectively against that disappointment. That’s how vaccines work, right?
Sadly, it isn’t how vaccines work, nor did this movie help a tremendous amount.
See, it’s got a problem, and the problem isn’t the main villain played rather dashingly by Scott Adkins. The problem is that this movie has too many lead actors and not enough plot to go around all of them. Tony Jaa and Tiger Hu Chen play a pair of friends with Iko Uwais’ character kind of bouncing off them. In some cases, quite literally. There’s also an heiress, who needs to stop being kidnapped and to do this the only way to be safe is to make an impossible journey – she has to get to the embassy, but the bad guys are trying to stop her.
With there not being quite enough plot to go around, there’s also not quite enough martial arts. And the great classic – three heroes, so they all split up and have their own boss battles right at the end. Lit by great flaming braziers, of course.