Chris Chen
Guest
Chris Chen

1:37:21 Wait, didn’t Jin kill Bryan Fury by snapping his neck with a kick? Though admittedly the guy probably wouldn’t have gone down any other way.

Kaye Faye
Member

Wait, when the hell did they make a live action Tekken movie? I thought they meant the anime one.

Matrim
Guest
Matrim

Just got to the bit about Yoshimitsu. Conrad, FYI, ruthlessly killing an unarmed opponent is an incredibly samurai thing to do. Samurai honor was very different than our modern concept of the term.

Nitrium
Member

Quality Movie Boys podcast. Really helps when Jim’s engaged in the conversation which breaks up the relative monotony of Conrad’s imo still too verbose synopis. As always I watch the film in question (if I haven’t already seen it, which to my embarrassment is almost never) before listening. Didn’t think quite as much of Tekken as Jim and Conrad seemed to, but was never bored. Never considered that the Jackhammers were robots – just VERY obedient soldiers (perhaps brainwashed/lobotomized maybe?).

Tim
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Tim

You guys should do the animated tekken movies too. I’ve only watched the first one but it still holds up.

George
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George

Gon is the name of the little dinosaur I think. I remember playing tekken with my brother too. It was fun but I find that it got really boring after a while. For me Tekken just didn’t have enough outrageousness compared to Mortal Combat or even Street Fighter or Smash Bros. And when they try to do outrageous stuff it just doesn’t work. There is merit in a game that does not have “fire ball hadoken’s or gory fatalities or that is beyond cartoony but for me it’s not enough. Laura’s review I think it very relevant to the state… Read more »

Mewshuji
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Mewshuji

Just gotta say this before I listen. I’m disappointed by who they chose to be in the movie. No Leo, Asuka, Lili, Julia, Paul? Where’s Heihachi’s bear? The kangaroos? Does anyone care about Dragunov and Bryan? I guess they wanted to go with an edgier theme but, still… Wasted potential. At least Nina, Anna, and Heihachi got in. Hopefully the remake in the works utilizes the game’s more interesting and funny characters.

dustlined
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dustlined

My dodgy DVD rip had music listed in the credits, though there are only four songs. The fake Led Zeppelin appears to be a band called DOG, who had two songs featured – “War” and “Jerusalem”. Apparently they’re a drum ‘n’ bass collective who (coincidentally, given your other references in the episode) also contributed incidental music to High Fidelity. Anyway, that was some long-winded nothingness, so I wanted to add a couple of video game movies which have flown under the radar: there’s a Hallmark Channel version of Harvest Moon (which is as bad as you’d expect), but also a… Read more »

ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
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ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

If you want a movie with an animal butthole in it, I’d suggest the second Ghost in the Shell movie “innocence”, which has a beagle’s anus just RIGHT in the camera in one scene, and on the director’s commentary the director and art director laugh about how the colorists had arguments over how pink the anus should be.

Top Cinematographic Anus!

ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
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ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

The thing that seperates Tekken from most other fighting games is that it is “grounded” in terms of having realistic real-world fighting styles for most competitors, and no weapons or magical ranged moves – if you ignore the demons, robots*, as well as cameos by Gon, who is basically Yoshi if Yoshi was somehow played by a tiny CGI Ron Pearlman and stars in mangas which have no dialogue because yoshi pearlman obviously can’t speak japanese. * combots iirc were the generic mooks in the Side scrolling “streets of rage” style of bonus game some tekken games have. There are… Read more »

kraken
Guest
kraken

Ironfirserina is clearly a small girl who came out of a flower and is only the size of an iron fist

Stephen Mc Devitt
Guest
Stephen Mc Devitt

Even though I’m a big Tekken fan, I should give this movie a chance after this and Spoony’s review. It’s a silly franchise anyway and Tekken 7’s out recently.

P.S. Tekken is much easier at pulling combos than Street Fighter. Yes, there’s too many combos but you don’t need quarter-circle or reverse 360 degree turns in a fightstick. You don’t even need a fightstick to play Tekken.

Barloq
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Barloq

Kind of odd how the only video game genre which seems to translate to movies consistently is the fighting genre… y’know, the one with arguably the thinnest stories in gaming.

InfamousDS
Guest
InfamousDS

No comments? But it’s Wednesday! The community had nothing to say about Tekken?! Jim and Conrad work their asses off for our pleasure, and you peons can’t make sex jokes at the expense of that one female character, or laugh about the running joke which I haven’t heard yet but am totally sure is in here? THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!!!

*looks at publish date*

Oh… Oh. My mistake. Carry on.

cameron Just
Member

Thank god for Jim that they finally fixed the audio levels on this podcast and I can finally hear the spin off doctors while walking to work