The Perfect Weapon (1991)


“I have shown you the way of the dragon, but you have not seen it. Experience will be your teacher. ” – Master Lo

Number of Times Seen – 1 (4 Aug 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A troubled teen learns a special martial arts fighting skill and uses it to try and avenge the murder of a friend and mentor years later.

My Take on it – Really silly action film that doesn’t work at all.

Jeff Speakman is a great fighter, but he just doesn’t cut it as an actor or as an action star.

The plot is one that has been used over and over and they fail to give the viewer anything new or innovative in the way that things play out.

The story is told in a very predictable manner and that also hurts things because there are far too few surprises along the way.

The action scenes are choreographed well, but it never feels as if their is much at stake during each of the fights which is quite a shame especially given the fact at how adept Speakman is during those fights due to his extraordinary martial arts skills.

I’m not too surprised that they didn’t make a franchise of action films with him after this movie came out.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Star Jeff Speakman signed a multi-picture deal at Paramount. One of the two of the two planned movies was a sequel to this film, and another script Paramount optioned about a cop fighting a terrorist. After the Paramount deal fell through, that script went on to Twentieth Century Fox and became Speed (1994). (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)

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