Tiger Claws III

2000

Action / Fantasy

Synopsis


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Cast

Russell Peters as Det. Elliot
George Tchortov as Gunman at barn
Bolo Yeung as Chong
Cynthia Rothrock as Linda Masterson
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868.23 MB
1280*682
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 34 min
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1.57 GB
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English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 34 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by tarbosh22000 3 / 10

A lot of yelling and grunting

Tarek (Merhi) and Linda (Rothrock) return as "New York City"* cops in this third and, thankfully, last installment of the Tiger Claws franchise. And what a franchise it was. This time around, an evil baddie named Stryker (Avedon) comes on the scene. While we have seen many guys over the years with the name Stryker, this time he mentions that his name is "Stryker Godunov". Okay. So, Stryker Godunov for some unknown reason unleashes three unkillable Martial Arts masters onto the streets of Toronto...sorry, NEW YORK, and all sorts of havoc ensues. Because Tarek is a bit slow in the head, it takes him a while to find the answer that will stop all the madness. Obviously, the answer is Carter Wong, just like in real life. Carter, as Master Jin, takes Tarek to the icy wastes of...New York...to train hard, Rocky IV style, to fight the bad guys that are Superman 2 style. With Stryker controlling the baddies, is anybody safe? Will Tarek rise to the occasion? Or will something truly stupid happen to screw it all up? Yes, as you may have noticed, there is a Tiger Claws THREE. Just why, exactly, is anybody's guess. We had a hard time sitting through TC3 (and if Billy Blanks is to be believed - and he usually is - there are only 1,997 sequels to go) for numerous reasons. Sure, it has some of the standard low-budget movie pitfalls we are more than used to and totally okay with: bad lighting, junky-looking cinematography, and acting so stilted it should be used by Uncle Sam in a Labor Day parade. The real crime here, if you can overlook the surface problems, is the minimal appearance by fan favorite Cynthia Rothrock, in favor of Jalal Merhi and the ever-unlikable Loren Avedon. Though, to be fair, he is well-cast as a pompous jerk bad guy.

Why director Maunder thought axing the delightful Rothrock just so Merhi can clog up our screens like a hairball in a shower drain remains unknown, but maybe it wasn't up to him. Maybe Rothrock, wisely, said no more. Speaking of hair, and to be fair to "Tarek", Merhi's hair does look less painted-on than usual. But the lack of Rothrock isn't even the worst of Maunder's sins. Without giving anything away, there is a mind-numbingly stupid plot twist that, as a viewer, will likely make you feel angry and insulted. Again: why? And no amount of recycled Bolo Yeung scenes and "33% new footage!" flashback moments can paper over it.

So while Stryker's need to take three 500-year-old outfits in a museum display and make them come alive and do wire-fu is not explained, neither are the methods used to combat it. Tarek prepares to combat the supernatural evil by attempting to snatch a piece of sushi hanging from a string by sticking his hand through a Price is Right-style moving wheel. That oughta show'em. Thankfully, however, the great Carter Wong is here to help us all, and his classic Hardcase and Fist-style delivery is still in full force. For example, when he says the word "Stryker", his super-thick accent makes it sounds like he's saying "Fraggle". Which leads to quotes such as "Fraggle is against me". Perhaps a Doozer would be more intimidating than Loren Avedon.

There's the time-honored warehouse fight, a lot of yelling and grunting (mainly because the three baddies never say anything), and even a T.I.G.-style farmhouse fight. Even at the final fight, the jumping/alternating hitting the sides of the feet thing looks less like a battle to the death and more like the Kid n' Play dance. At one point, someone even says "they are fighting spirit" - perhaps a reference to the 1992 Loren Avedon movie of the same name? But, in the end, Tiger Claws III feels like a loser of a movie, if not a complete waste of time...and that thing we mentioned earlier is the straw that breaks the Tiger's back.

*Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Reviewed by hwg1957-102-265704 5 / 10

"I'll be here 'til midnight if he changes his mind"

The plot twist at the end is very silly, in fact the whole movie's plot is a bit far fetched. There are some felicities. It has the splendid Cynthia Rothrock though she doesn't appear that much. It has Loren Avedon as an entertainingly over the top villain. And it has the great Carter Wong bringing class, dignity and some smooth moves in his role as a sifu. That's it really. Not exciting or engrossing. Jalal Merhi's stunt double deserves a mention though as he bounced around most athletically.

Reviewed by destroyerwod 7 / 10

Its pretty decent if you understand the supernatural part

First of all, i watched this movie in 2010, so yeah i do get the part where special effects seem to come up from Mortal Kombat Conquest... the lighting stuff was kind of goofy sometimes, but thats just one part of the movie. The story itself was average, if your OK with supernatural stuff. Personally i can't stand Asian movies with people flying in the air or stuff like that, but i don't mind a supernatural aspect in a fighting movie if the fights looks real and good. And sure they did look good in this one. I saw better sure, but i saw way worst and overall i was pretty much satisfied. I saw people complaining that Cynthia wasn't that much in the movie... I have yet to saw Tiger Claws 1(cause its not on DVD) but in part 2 it was way more Jalal than her that had the lead. It seems to me the lead was always Jalal anyway and Cynthia was a good sidekick. They sure probably put her on the cover for publicity, but everybody that saw the first 2 movies, or even just the second will know she is NOT the lead actor. Then the other popular thing people like to complain... "the superman 2 rejects". Just because the bad guys are 3 and "stronger" than normal people dosen't mean it copy Superman 2... Except being 3 they have nothing in common with the superman 2 guys.. (Zod and his guys, yeah i do like Superman) Thinking this way you could say that every movie release since the original Die Hard with Terrorist taking over something would be a copy... Lets just say that overall Tiger Claws is a fun martial arts movie, not a big one that would be remembered like Bloodsport or something like that, but a fan to enjoy movie for fans of the style.

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