It doesn’t get much simpler than this: A boy can’t be controlled by his father, so he enrolls him a class to learn the ways of a martial art – to teach him discipline. The boy becomes a master of the art, but still hasn’t quite grasped the concept of the discipline part. After beating up some kid in the schoolyard, he gets banished from his home, and years later returns to reconnect with his old master. When the master gets murdered, the boy has finally become a man – and a master himself, and avenges his friend. He has become THE PERFECT WEAPON! 😀 (that title just begs to be capitalized.)
What do you get when you mix a blaxploitation kung-fu movie and an Asian horror movie? You get Gang Wars, a weird combination of bad fight choreography, drug dealers and a monster movie all rolled up in to one.
Risin’ up, back on the street
Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance, now I’m back on my feet
Just a man and his will to survive…
That’s the first verse of the epic song “Eye of the Tiger” by the band Survivor. While that’s the theme song of this Gary Busey movie, that’s about the only thing that the song has to do with this movie, and the only reason I can tell that they’re even associated with each other is because both Survivor and this movie Eye of the Tiger were Scotti Brothers productions.
Three Astronauts return from space to find that the life they left behind doesn’t exist anymore. When only two survive the emergency landing on the coastline “near Los Angeles”, they discover that the world is an extremely different place then the one they left. Roving gangs are killing men, and taking women and children as hostages. The city itself is a burnt out husk of what it once was, and the two spacemen – Newman and Matthews – have to make their place in the world.