Don’t get comfortable, this won’t take long.
If you have read my reviews for a while, you know I am no stranger to foreign films, more especially South Korean cinema. ‘Fistful of Vengeance’ looked intriguing enough if you just watch the trailer to the film and nothing else.
The problem lies with the production company and the distributor…Netflix.
There is a reason I do not review Netflix’s foreign content, because instead of producing true foreign content like these movies listed here, Netflix “Americanizes” foreign cinema to make it significantly worse. Why? Because they want these films to appeal to their audience which considering this is Netflix is mainly dumbed down progressives with a thirst for binge content.
The first 20 minutes of ‘Fistful of Vengeance’ is all the evidence you need to prove Americanized foreign films are below subpar to true foreign movies. The film treats you to terrible post-production dubbing that makes it glaringly obvious the protagonists in this film don’t speak English. But if you think that is a nitpick, there is no way you can defend the constant injection of blaring modern-day pop-rock that plays at a distracting level during EVERY SINGLE FIGHT scene.
It was impossible to enjoy any action scene in this movie when Eminem is being played at a level that would annoy the deaf. Not even Iko Uwais could save this film. After the 3rd fight scene with loud terrible music and laughable stunt choreography, I was forced to tap out.
I have a rule, if I leave or stop watching a film before the end credits, it’s an automatic zero and I’m a man of standards.
‘Fistful of Vengeance’ is a terrible film for people with short patience and it’s even worse for everyone else.