Ever since Jean-Claude Van Damme did the Volvo split advert on the moving trucks, the demand to see him action has been at its peak. Thus, the famous Kickboxer series of Kurt Sloane returned with a new twist.

The film has been directed by John Stockwell and perhaps he was going to make a breakthrough in his direction career with this film, but he fails.

The story is about two brothers Eric Sloane (Darren Shahlavi) and Kurt Sloane (Alain Moussi), where Eric is enticed into a death trap fight and dies fighting the villain Tong Po (Dave Batista). His brother Kurt wants to take vengeance and seeks out Eric’s teacher Master Durand (Jean-Claude Van Damme) to also train him and prepare him to fight Tong Po.

The fight takes place in Thailand and there the police is already trying to break this death fight ring with their raids, when the police officer Liu (Sara Malakul Lane) meets Kurt and falls in love and decides to help him avenge his brother’s death from the ring leader’s betting queen Marcia (Gina Carano).

The film is not very interesting and fails to keep you hooked. Where Alain’s body and hard work of becoming a kickboxer is nothing short of sheer determination, he fails to recreate the charm of the real Kurt Sloane- Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Jean-Claude Van Damme as the Master Durand is himself but perhaps, better screenplay, dialogues and cinematography would have enhanced this film and stop it from failing at the box office.

Fans of Jean-Claude Van Damme, it is a treat if not a long time wait.