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5 Worst Martial Arts Movies of 2011

Last week we posted our picks for the "Top 5 Martial Arts Movies of 2011." This week we give you our list of the "5 Worst Martial Arts Movies of 2011." Remember that this is just our opinion on our picks and if you think a different movie should be on this list, leave us a comment letting us know which one and why.

1. Abduction

Released to theaters on September 23rd, Abduction made $28.1 million at the box office. No one at KarateMart.com saw this movie and for good reason, you cannot convince us to see an espionage thriller where the main character is supposedly trained in martial arts, yet he is played by an actor who appeared in Twilight as a werewolf. The End.

2. The Green Hornet

Released on January 14th, the Green Hornet racked in an amazing $98.8 million at the box office. Why? We have no idea! The best part of this movie was certainly Kato, played by Jay Chou, although his acting was terrible, he did show off some martial arts skills. Personally we feel the story line was a little weak and Seth Rogan's acting was just aweful. We also unanimously agree that there was not enough depth to any of the characters. It's sporadically entertaining, but The Green Hornet never puts you on the edge of your seat.

3. Sucker Punch

Released June 28th, Sucker Punch brought in $36.4 million at the box office. This movie was just one big let down. The trailer makes it look like Charlie's Angels meets 300 meets Watchmen. The movie spins out of control with a series of extravagant computer-generated adventure scenarios linked by a grim mental hospital plot, until it collapses in a heap, senseless. Director Zack Snyder and his production crew clearly had “great fun” envisioning this swords-and-corsets fantasy, but when the fantasy hit the screen, the audience was not enjoying a sense of “”great fun.”

4. Priest

Priest hit theaters on May 13th and brought in a low $29.1 million at the box office.

This movie is a terrible attempt at mixing the Catholic church, martial arts, vampires, and the old west together. Set in an alternative world during a post apocalyptic time, the Catholic church trains priests to hunt down and destroy vampires and anything else the church deems unholy. The Priests are armed to the teeth with daggers and throwing stars shaped like crosses.

When a group of vampires kidnap a girl from a small town, the local sheriff comes to the only city, which is ruled by the church and walled-in, to seek the help of a priest. The priest confronts the church and asks for permission to hunt down the vampires and save the girl. The church claims that they wiped out vampires years ago and wont send a priest to chase ghosts because it will cause public unrest. As you may have guessed, the priest defies this order. A group of priests are sent to track and end the defiant priest. In the end we find out that there really are vampires and they are being led by an ex-priest-turned-vampire. "Priest'' is based on a series of Korean graphic novels but it only seems to be based on the series by name since the storyline has been hacked and twisted too much.

5. Hanna

Released on April 8th, Hanna made $40.2 million at the box office. Some may disagree with our decision to put this movie on this list, but hear us out. Hanna is about a 16 year old super soldier who is going to take down a government agency, that makes sense, not! Hanna is played by Saoirse Ronan who would barely pass as a 13 year old. A movie that, in the end, is no smarter than any other run-of-the-mill cinematic death fest, just grimmer, bleaker and sadder.

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1 Comment(s)
Jeremiah Crawford
10/6/21 - 11:44am
I want deadpool sword

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