Michael Biehn, Anderson Silva, Krzysztof Soszyznki And Lyoto Machida In First Shots From TAPPED

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Michael Biehn, Anderson Silva, Krzysztof Soszyznki And Lyoto Machida In First Shots From TAPPED
Now, I'm willing to concede that Michael Biehn can stare down just about anyone, but put him in the octagon with a mixed martial arts fighting champion? Well ... that's probably not going to actually happen in Allan Ungar's Tapped, but they'll certainly be in spitting distance of one another.

Biehn stars in the upcoming revenge flick set against the backdrop of mixed martial arts, anchoring a cast that includes Martin Kove, Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida, Krzysztof Soszyznki, Nick Bateman and Cody Hackman.

A disgruntled teenager, sent to do community service at a rundown Karate school, enters an MMA tournament to face the man who killed his parents.
Yes, I suppose you could consider this an MMA Karate Kid with Biehn playing Mr Miyagi should you choose to do so, and we've got the first block of stills for your perusal below. Remember you can click to enlarge.

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BrianCGBNovember 4, 2015 2:47 PM

I saw this... I couldn't decide if it was too horrible to continue watching or so bad that it was impossible to turn away from. Nice job casting the dude who played the insane sensei in Karate Kid as the principal. The protagonist's "get the girl" isn't all that hard to get, in fact, she pretty much smothers him with her lady parts at the first chance she gets. Their brief sex scene was thankfully short, with the kid turning around the picture of the "master." Surprisingly, no one seems to care that they've identified the murderer after 7 years and concentrate solely on getting this kid ready to fight him in the cage (after watching the bad guy all but slaughter men his size who are more experienced.)

Perhaps the most insulting part of this movie is the notion that anyone but the greatest athletes who have ever walked the Earth (think of Mitch Rapp on steroids) might be able to learn effective enough Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to fight experienced Mixed Martial Artists (who also know BJJ) and beat them on the ground. Even with Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida (two fighters known for their standup ironically) as teachers, there is simply no way anyone can learn how to sweep, transition and ultimately seek out the most likely submission from the position they're in within 3 weeks. The level of BJJ shown in the tournament was that of a brown belt or better. If this had been a Royce Gracie type movie where the protagonist brought a style into the cage that no one else knew, that'd be one thing.

So, all in all, the acting was horrible, the premise of the movie was ridiculous, the drama was forced and there was literally no part (save for the 3 seconds where you saw the girl in her thong underwear) of the movie that was close to good. All I can be thankful for is that Ronda Rousey wasn't in this movie so that we'd have to suffer through her acting as well.