Starring: Scott Adkins, Mykel Shannon Jenkins, Mark Ivanir
Director: Isaac Florentine
Running Time: 96 mins
Undisputed 3: Redemption is an American film, and the third in the Undisputed series. In this film, Russian inmate Boyka, although initially hampered by a knee injury suffered in a previous fight, is sent to an international prison fight competition, where he is given the prospect of potential freedom from jail.
Well, this film was simply rubbish. An overly repetitive story, with an unsupportable main character, filled with various other irritating people with annoying relationships, and such a boring and totally predictable plot that it was frequently impossible to keep attention with this film.
Ok, to confess, I haven’t seen the first two of these films. Perhaps without any sort of background to the character, it may have been a little more difficult to empathise with him, however this film had such a predictable story that I felt I knew enough about it to figure out what was going on.
And what was going on? Nothing. A similar idea to Mean Machine, except with bare-knuckle fighting, this film’s story was so unbelievably predictable that I felt as if I’d already seen it. Of course, the character would overcome his ailments to fight to the best of his abilities both for himself and his friends, with an obvious outcome in the end (but I won’t spoil it if you still can’t guess it.)
The difference between this and some other overly foreseeable competition stories was that this had no cheese to it. Instead, it was a dull, sluggish story about a man punching some people every five minutes, so there was very little in the way of proper entertainment here.
Also, I simply didn’t like the main character. I felt that he was just a loathsome person, and subsequently didn’t feel at all like supporting him in his bid for freedom, making the story much less entertaining, but overall, I’ll give this a 4.1.