Director Jesse V. Johnson’s martial arts thriller features a transnational alliance between three hard-up mercenaries (Thailand’s Tony Jaa, Indonesia’s Iko Uwais and China’s Tiger Chen), who set aside their rivalries to protect the daughter of a Chinese billionaire (Celina Jade) from a team of elite assassins working for a crime syndicate.~Augustine Chay
A cast this talented all in one martial arts feature was a large undertaking. Unfortunately not all are given proper screen time, Atkins and Jaa are given the most to show off their martial arts prowess, while White gets a strong moment, or two
The sad reality is Uwais and Chen. Uwais is more, or less, the main lead, but never gets a great fight to himself. If you're a die hard martial arts fan, check it out, it's well worth a watch, everyone else could probably wait for Netflix.
While the plot was pretty simple and straight forward I did like how things were setup and it actually falls into the mostly believable realm. The action and fight pieces were good, although I think many of the were a little short. It was cool seeing all of my favorites all on the screen at the same time.