I recently watched Fistful of Vengeance, and I must say it was intriguing at first, but the movie was in total, weak and disappointing.
Fistful of Vengeance is about three friends, one of which had a sister who died, and how they are bent on bringing justice to her killer.
The first half of the movie was giving, like literally giving the exact vibe it needed. The actions were worthy of an A+, the talented actors superbly expressed their emotions, strategies, background, and screenplay were quite nice, and the whole narration of the plot was clear, but what I didn’t expect was how the second half turned out to be. I think they lost track of the plot, and what they wanted the world to gain and understand from the movie in general.
My Rating: 3/10.
I won’t be surprised if this movie has a 5 star rating on the internet, as some people have preferences and might enjoy watching it, while some are influenced by their peers to enjoy and rate it a 5 star. However, people who know a good quality movie, will understand my reason for rating it as such.
From the second half when they escaped to Thai village which had protection from magic, everything just went haywire. I felt they didn’t plan the movie quite well, it was just too sudden, too fast, almost like they probably had a deadline to finish the movie, and they had to make do with what they could film in the moment and release to the world.
My question from that second half is; how can you see an obvious trap and fall for it? How?
First off, I really hate it when character’s in movies fall for this, especially when there’s no solid evidence to claim it’ll be possible.
Preeya’s family in the movie died due to a flood that happened ten years back, taking away her, mum, dad, and her sister. Now the two gods in this movie claimed that they would bring them back to life after ten years.
In my opinion she behaved stupid, because even I can’t fall for that. While watching, the gods themselves weren’t convincing enough to make me believe that they actually could off their resurrection, and just like that, she betrayed her clique.
The next thing that threw me off was the fact that the gods took Mr Wu assassin’s chi, and I still didn’t understand how he still had the power to defeat Mr Pangu god. Like how? I really want to know.
Now, for Mr Pangu god, the movie said in a similar manner that, Yin and Yang are two halves of one, and none can live without the other, so I don’t understand how the man who played as Yin completed his transformation without his other half.
I was also shocked on how they defeated a god so easily, I’m speaking on the woman god (Yang) now. Like, I’ve watched a lot of movies on the supernatural that gave me and still gives me goose bumps till today, one of which is the legendary show ‘The Lord of the Rings ( Trilogy)’ and from it, they portrayed the hardships and toil one need to go through to defeat a powerful being, of which Fistful Vengeance did none.
Bear this in mind that I’m not comparing these two movies to each other, because comparison on its own is an insult to the ‘The Lord of the Rings’.
I would say the movie’s unexpected failure was as it was ‘Unexpected’, because the first half will hook you in, but the second will throw you off completely. In conclusion, it was a 1 hour, 36 minutes, and 20 seconds drift off course,
They can do better, and I can’t wait to see more from the directors and cast alike.
N/B: This review is based totally on my opinion of the movie, and is not written to discard or disrupt your own view and opinion of the movie. I said earlier that we all have preferences, and so therefore, everyone is entitled to their opinion.
If you have watched the film, you can drop your comments.