I am an action fan. I love to watch people fight on screen. But you know what I don’t like? Fight scenes that have one shot for EACH FIGHTING MOVE! Hollywood is going to continue to fall into the trap thathaving lots of camera movement and quick edits is equal to the adrenaline pumping. To me, that is a big lie. What is wrong with actually seeing what the fighters are doing in the scene? Do we really need a thousand quick edits for a 30 second fight scene? Who actually thought that that was a good idea? I blame The Bourne Identity for making this trend popular amongst those who can’t direct action scenes.
Without any hesitation, this film starts off with a fighting scene. I like fighting scenes don’t get me wrong but what exactly is the reason as to why these certain characters are fighting? What exactly is the reasoning behind all of this? Before you go all out and say well, of course there’s action in the movie; the film is called Kill ‘Em All! But you have to have a reason behind it. If it’s just characters fighting onscreen, you can compare it to two people talking gibberish that makes no sense. If there is no substance to the fighting then what is the point to it?
You don’t care about any of these characters. They try to give a couple of the characters some back story so you can relate to them but it’s already too late for the film to catch up to its own failures. Some of the characters are just there to die. They mean absolutely nothing to the overall “story”. Speaking of the story, it’s virtually nonexistent in this film. I want you to picture this. Imagine a group of people who all have their own expertise in some form of fighting or weaponry. Then, put them all in a room and there is someone controlling their every action and reaction from another room who communicates to them via microphone. All must fight each other until there is only one left standing. Does ANY of this sound familiar? No? Okay, let me make me myself clear: Kill ‘Em All is pretty much Saw with Martial arts action. One more thing, I feel so bad for martial arts icon Gordon Liu being in this film. He is such a legend and to have his presence in this film does not help this film at all.
I would say avoid this film at all costs! The only reason I would recommend this is if you had a bunch of alcohol with a bunch of friends and had a bunch of time to kill. Just drink away and laugh as each fighting scene makes you dizzy and throw up into a toilet. I can bet you though that even if you were drunk, you would still hate this film. That’s how bad this film is. Kill ‘Em All has bad acting, bad music, bad action, bad everything. If I see anyone possibly consider watching Kill ‘ Em All, I’ll run from where I am standing and bash my head onto a wall because that would be much more enjoyable than to even think about sitting through this garbage again. Courtesy of Well Go USA.