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)


Check out my *updated* movie stats here

To see my reviews of Oscar Winning Performances check out this link

To see my reviews of all Oscar Best Picture Winners click here (now complete)

Here is a link to my movie index A-Z

Let me Know what you think!!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.