Plot: David Sloan travels to Rio for a kick-box exhibition. There he saves two youngsters and stops a white slaver.

Review: This movie bares very little resemblance to the JCVD classic original but there’s still fun to be had. It’s the kind of movie where all logic is out of the window; I thought in the last movie David Sloan was like a reluctant warrior type who didn’t want to fight or hurt people. In this movie he has essentially become a one man army… OK.

Xian is now quite happy to blow people away with guns rather than martial arts, so the characters have changed quite a bit. David Sloan is a bit of a cocky ass at times too.

The acting is pretty bad and you’ll forget about it after half an hour but it has plenty of action and not just martial arts, but a few shoot outs as well.

The music is kinda cool and the setting of Rio is a refreshing change. I love exotic locations in movies as it just adds to the escapism.

It’s well paced and it’s also essentially an early version of Taken as human trafficking is the order of the day. It’s always a good storyline because anyone involved needs to be badly hurt and plenty of asses do get kicked in this movie.

If you’re looking for a fun diversion with some decent action then you’ll have a good time with Kickboxer 3. Have a few beers first and you’ll have a blast… beer makes everything better.


About the Author

Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel

I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it’s a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.