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DOA: Dead or Alive

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I thought it was about time I tried out the new Skycity cinemas in Queensgate (they're very big and they don't play 15 minutes of adverts before the movies like Hoyts does!) so I went to see DOA: Dead or Alive.

I haven't played the games the movie's based on, but I've seen enough of them to go in to it expecting lots of Mortal Kombat style fighting, with added T&A and a token plot, and that was pretty much exactly what I got. Robin Shou from the MK films even has a couple of cameos.

The token plot involves a dozen or so fighters being invited to an island to take part in a tournament. About halfway through, I realised that the mastermind controlling the competition was Eric "The Master" Roberts. This, plus the "plot twist", is all the plot you'll get. The movie is filled out with fight sequences and gratuitous T&A shots.

An entertaining if silly movie.

Posted September 9, 2006 5:44 PM


15 mins? Man, to only get 15 minutes...Readings Courtney seems to go on and on...

Posted by: Thad | September 11, 2006 8:40 AM

I'm thinking they may only be doing it because they're new and it'll attract customers, but I'll enjoy it while I can...

Posted by: Alden Bates | September 11, 2006 9:01 AM

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