In the first must see film for MMA fans since Gina Carano’s ‘Haywire’ last year, UFC middleweight Cung Le is returning to the silver screen for the 13th time with ‘A Certain Justice’.
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It’s a classic tale of a returning war veteran who helps a damsel (hooker) in distress, but it’s simply the wrong town for doing the right thing. Turns out Lundgren as the arch-villain named Hollis who looks like Jon Voight in ‘Heat’* and he runs an Aryan criminal enterprise built on violence & fear, and he doesn’t like do-gooder heroes like ‘John’ played by Le.
From there, it’s a butterfly effect of John stopping a mugging leading to Hollis murdering John’s family and burning down their dry-cleaners, which leads to John going all ‘Invasion U.S.A.’ on Hollis and his henchmen while ‘Rooster’ by Alice in Chains blares in the background tying all the gun & knife fighting into a beautiful aggro tapestry of vengeance.
Rounding out the cast, ‘Bullet-Tooth Tony’ Vinnie Jones as someone who has a speaking role and is seemingly tortured by Le. Also, Le’s real life MMA coach Scott Sheeley plays a character who one would assume has a fight scene with Le.
*too esoteric of a reference, try James Hetfield circa Black Album.