Tekken trailer online
I remember talking about the Tekken film some time ago, and then forgetting about it, after all fighting video games haven’t amounted to much really have they? Now do take note, I am not saying video game films, I’m saying fighting video games.
The main reason is that there’s no real story to them, a story has been added in to make them fight, and that usually means a tournament, and when adapted to film there’s not much more there other than the fighting. So what does Tekken?
Recognise anyone? Luke Goss perhaps? He’s playing the English boxer Steve Fox.
Video game movies aren’t that bad, despite what most people will try and tell you, there are plenty of ones which have done well and are rather good, but everyone is full of the stories of the ones which have failed to make it, and that’s usually because the studio and the film-makers view it as an easy option.
Anyway, that aside, the trailer for Tekken looks okay. Yes it does look cheap in the non-fighting sections, and it doesn’t look anywhere near the kind of budget that is needed for a video game adaptation normally, but the fighting looks interesting and there’s a strong attempt to try and give it more than the average film of this range and scope. It looks like they are working on the character and relationship side and not just making it all out fighting.
Here’s the blurb:
The year is 2039. World Wars have destroyed much of civilization as we know it. The remaining territories are no longer run by governments, but by corporations, the mightiest of which is Tekken.
In order to keep the masses down, Tekken sponsors the Iron Fist Tournament in which fighters compete to the death for ultimate glory and receive a lifetime of stardom and wealth.
What do you think then? Is there something to be had from it? We’ll get to know for certain when it’s released in the UK on the 4th of March on DVD.