Rip is the World Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Champion who is approached by Brell, the new head of the World Television Network, who wants Rip to wrestle for his network. Rip refuses and goes back to his normal life. Brell initiates a show called "The Battle of the Tough Guys", and Zeus, wins the competition. This gets Brell to use him as an angle to get at Rip. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
No Holds Barred
Rip is the World Wrestling Federation champion who is faithful to his fans and the network he wrestles for, but Brell, the new head of the World Television Network, wants Rip to wrestle for his network.
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Philip N (nl) wrote: To begin with this film ain't as good as its predecessor. However, the movie stays away from the whole karate kid idea like the first one does. I think this film was made as a cash in from the first one as well as due to the popularity of UFC these days. I think it could've been better if it was given more money to play with as all the training for the fights is quite good. Watch out for the cool chin-ups one of the guys does tis pretty awesome. Give it a watch if you like fight movies and thought the first one was decent!
IsaBella H (it) wrote: : keep repeating the same scenes. quite nonsense in a way.
Mickael L (fr) wrote: Un Asterix digne des autres!
fady x (fr) wrote: i want see this mov?????
Philip J (it) wrote: Once upon a time, on a distant planet, at the center of the universe, at the border between the light and the dark, lies the kingdom Eternia. A peaceful world full of magic and wonder, and ruled by the beautiful Sorceress of Grayskull (Christina Pickles). She treated Eternia's citizens with dignity and respect and all lived happily. For countless centuries, the Sorceress has kept the universe in harmony. But not all are content. Until one day, a vile demonic overlord named Skeletor (Frank Langella) decides to take the whole kingdom of Eternia for himself. Amassing a massive army of loyal followers, Skeletor takes Castle Grayskull by storm and captures the Sorceress.The Sorceress boldly defies Skeletor, reminding him that "the dark can embrace the light, but never eclipse it" and that Skeletor has not yet won. Unfazed by her taunts, Skeletor traps the Sorceress in a force field, which slowly drains her of her lifeforce. Once her life seizes to exist, Skeletor's powers will have consummated. Darkness and despair fall upon Eternia and all hope appears to be lost. Until one man rises to lead the resistance, take back Castle Grayskull, and restore peace and prosperity in Eternia. A master swordsman, armed with weapons forged from the finest of steel. Born of fire and valor, with a heart full of courage and the strength of many warriors, he is the mightiest hero of them all: He-Man. He-Man is not alone in this fight. He is aided by two brave warriors, Man-at-Arms (Jon Cypher), and his beautiful but battle-tested daughter, Teela (Christina Field). He-Man and his friends rescue a Thenorian locksmith named Gwildor (Billy Barty) who was captured by Skeletor's forces. He-Man easily defeats Skeletor's troops and saves Gwildor. It is here that He-Man learns why Gwildor is very valuable to Skeletor. Gwildor is the inventor of the Cosmic Key, a powerful instrument which could profoundly challenge the balance of power in the universe. Playing a musical tune, the Cosmic Key can open a portal to any location across time and space. In the wrong hands, the Cosmic Key could be used to conquer worlds. Gwildor admits that he was tricked by Skeletor's beautiful accomplice Evil-Lyn (Meg Foster) into giving the Cosmic Key to Skeletor himself. Skeletor was able to use the Cosmic Key to breach Castle Grayskull and ambush the Eternians. The people of Castle Grayskull found themselves at the mercy of Skeletor's army. Realizing he was an unwitting pawn in Skeletor's powerplay, Gwildor wishes to redeem himself by helping He-Man reach Castle Grayskull and rescue the Sorceress. Luckily, Gwildor still has a prototype version of the Cosmic Key. Meanwhile Skeletor's forces, led by Karg, have invaded Gwildor's home. But Gwildor was able to escape through a secret passageway - that just so happens to lead directly into Castle Grayskull. Our heroes sneak into Castle Grayskull, hoping to take Skeletor by surprise, but they find themselves surrounded by Skeletor and his forces... He-Man and Skeletor have been lifelong archenemies and Skeletor knows that He-Man will risk it all - including his own life - to rescue the Sorceress and save Eternia. Skeletor's diabolical plan is to absorb the powers of Grayskull through the Great Eye of the Galaxy and become the ultimate God. When the moon reaches its zenith, the Great Eye will open and all the powers of Grayskull will be bestowed upon Skeletor. He believes it is his destiny to rule as Master of the Universe. He must possess all, or he possesses nothing.After a grueling battle between the two sides, Gwildor uses the Cosmic Key to help our heroes escape Castle Grayskull. But because Gwildor was punching the keys at random - you would do the same thing if you saw lasers firing all over Castle Grayskull - our heroes find themselves on a strange, primitive planet called Earth. They land on a part of Earth called California. Much to our heroes' disgust, the planet's natives like to cook animals and eat them on these sticks called bones. Unfortunately, our heroes end up losing the Cosmic Key in the process and they must retrieve it in order to get back home safely and save their planet.The Cosmic Key inadvertently winds up in the hands of two young lovers, Julie (Courteney Cox), and Kevin (Robert Duncan McNeill). Kevin, an aspiring musician, thinks that the Cosmic Key is some kind of novelty Japanese synthesizer. The two start randomly pressing buttons on the device and they see lots of neat flashing lights and hear a unique, beautiful melody. Unfortunately, this sent off a signal that was able to be traced by Evil-Lyn. Skeletor sends a quartet of mercenaries to recover the Cosmic Key. They are Blade, a weapons expert; Saurod, a reptilian bounty hunter armed with razor sharp claws; the Beastnan, a savage humanoid monster; and Karg, the anointed leader of the mercenaries. The cosmic key is the prize and time is running out for both sides. Julie and Kevin find themselves caught in the middle of a war between the forces of light and darkness. But little do they know that they may play a key role in helping He-Man save the day. The fate of not just Eternia, but possibly the entire universe, rests in the hands of our heroes. But the final battle will not be fought in Eternia. It will be fought here, on our soil, on planet Earth... Let me say from the outset that I'm going to struggle to be objective here because I'm revisiting a childhood favorite of mine. Let's take a trip down memory lane. Being a child of the 80s, Masters of the Universe was one of my favorite cartoons along with GI Joe, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and M.A.S.K. So when I heard about the feature film version coming to video stores (I missed out seeing this movie during its brief theatrical run), I was of course ecstatic and begged my dad to rent this movie. Face it, as a child, you thought it was cool to see your favorite cartoon characters come to life on the big screen. Masters of the Universe holds a lot of personal sentimental value for me. When I was a youngster, I watched this movie religiously. I made it a point to watch it almost every weekend. This movie doesn't quite leave me with the warm fuzzy feeling I had when I was a young child, but it's fun to look back at my childhood and think that back in the day, I loved it and thought this was one of the greatest movies ever made, flaws be damned. Even if it wasn't quite like the He-Man cartoons I also grew up watching. There was considerable hype surrounding this movie back when it was released, though much of the hype was a bit overboard. I remember reading one film critic calling Masters of the Universe the "Star Wars of the 1980s." Needless to say, Masters of the Universe was a critical and commercial failure. My guess is that much of the film's targeted fanbase was alienated by how radical a departure the movie was from the beloved cartoon. It's true that this film isn't particularly faithful to its source material. It deviates a little too much from the He-Man mythos. Although it bothered me to some extent, I didn't care so much when I was kid because I was having too much fun watching He-Man and Skeletor in action. Then again, though my intuition sensed that Masters of the Universe should have been even more ambitious, back then, what I really only cared about was whether this movie delivered kickarse action and it did just that. Looking back, Masters of the Universe felt scaled down, like it could have been something even more epic. Part of my disappointment as a child was the fact that several of the characters from the cartoon series were nowhere to be found in the movie including Orko, Battlecat, King Randor, Stratos, Man-E-Faces, Panthor, Trap Jaw, and of course, He-Man's alter ego, Prince Adam. A lot of these characters were fan favorites and this movie felt incomplete without them. Part of the fun of watching the Masters of the Universe cartoon was seeing the contrast between the laidback and easygoing Prince Adam and the mighty, masculine He-Man. Many of the listed supporting characters also gave the cartoon an energetic zest to it. I understand that perhaps the technology simply wasn't there to make these characters come alive, but it would have been awesome to see the likes of Battlecat and Orko on the big screen. I also didn't like that most of the film took place on planet Earth instead of magical Eternia as seen in the cartoon. It's obvious that the whole premise of setting up planet Earth as the main location and getting mortals (or as the Eternians call them, "natives") involved as central characters was conceived because of budget constraints. Masters of the Universe reportedly had a much larger budget, which would have allowed the film to include sets such as Snake Mountain and characters such as Battle Cat, but by that time, Cannon Films started experiencing financial problems so the budget had to be trimmed and the story modified to fit a lowered budget. You see, Cannon Films, at that time, was a B-movie and independent filmmaking powerhouse knocking on the doors of major Hollywood studios. But it was also around this time that Cannon was experiencing financial difficulties. Some say that this film's failure at the box office itself further contributed to Cannon's gradual decline, but by the late 80s, Cannon Films was reeling from an overall drop in revenue, profits, and general filmmaking quality. It's a shame because many movies from the Cannon assembly line, including of course Masters of the Universe, were fun guilty pleasures to watch while sitting back, munching on popcorn and snacks, and drinking soda or beer. If anything, this movie tries a little too hard to imitate Star Wars, from the robust musical score to Skeletor being a hybrid of Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader. And don't get me started with Gwildor. He's an obnoxious cross between Bilbo Baggins and Yoda, but without the sage wisdom of the Master Jedi. Though Gwildor is a bit of quirky character, he works for purposes of the storyline. Skeletor even has his legion of soldiers decked in fancy black armor suits who serve as easy fodder for He-Man and his friends. And they are about as useful and accurate at shooting as the Imperial Stormtroopers. I like the troopers' uniform though; they look like dark samurai armed with futuristic laser weapons. Though I was keenly aware of the film's shortcomings as a kid, I overlooked them because the movie scored high on the enjoyment factor. Just watching He-Man in action is very exhilarating. There's not a lot of variety here with the action scenes; the action consists mostly of He-Man shooting, beating up, and slashing Skeletor's useless troops with his mighty sword. But you just can't help but cheer and holler as you watch He-Man and his friends battle the forces of evil. The battlefield stretches from inside Castle Grayskull to a high school gym to even a music store, where we see tons of instruments become collateral damage. The shootouts are typically what you expect from an 80s-style action film with bad guys somehow constantly missing their targets and not being able to shoot straight while the good guys turn Skeletor's troops into a shooting range. The shootout at the music store is especially absurd as we see synthesizers explode in slow motion as the store turns into a war zone. But it's all amusing to watch and fun to boot. Besides Skeletor, He-Man does get to fight a few interesting opponents. The swordfight between He-Man and Blade is well-choreographed, if a tad bit short. Another action highlight is the air chase taking place in the night skies of suburban California. We get to see He-Man ride a jet disc as he battles it out with Skeletor's Air Centurions. The Air Centurions explode in spectacular fashion when He-Man blows them away. And of course, there is the inevitable showdown between He-Man and Skeletor. Though the action sequences may feel a bit repetitive, they are nevertheless a thrill to watch. Director Gary Goddard does a good job keeping the action going and the momentum moving forward. Action enthusiasts will enjoy this one. I also think that in spite of its limitations, there is still some sense of wonder and amazement in this movie that is lacking in many movies nowadays. While the special effects are likely outdated by today's standards, I think that some of the visuals are quite striking such as when we see the cosmic key open a portal between different worlds. The film adaptation does make some marginal improvements over the cartoon. Mainly, it's portrayal of Skeletor. Forget the Skeletor you knew with the whiny, high-pitched voice and histrionic personality that made him a staple in the cartoon series. The Skeletor that He-Man faces in the film is truly a terrifying and ruthless being whose thirst for conquest can never be quenched. You could tell that Frank Langella was having a ball portraying Skeletor. He could have chosen to ham it up and made Skeletor a ridiculously kitschy villain reminiscent of his cartoon counterpart. But because of Langella's stellar acting, Skeletor actually comes across as a menacing threat. And not only that, Skeletor is one hell of an orator. He has an eloquent voice and speaks in a seductive tone that lures unsuspecting victims to his web of evil. Langella also infuses his Skeletor with an unrivaled sense of megalomania who truly believes in his delusional destiny. Frank Langella wears a latex mask, but makes Skeletor a convincing and downright ominous villain. Langella even perfects Skeletor's sinister facial expressions. This Skeletor makes for a worthy adversary to He-Man. Along with Gordon Gekko, Pinhead, the Predator, and Clarence Boddicker, Skeletor is one of my favorite movie villains from the year of cinematic excess, 1987. Langella adds a lot of credibility to this otherwise silly but diverting Cannon production. By virtue of his performance alone, he makes this film better than it probably deserves to be. This film is a truly a case where the villain far outshines the hero thanks to Langella's standout performance. Skeletor has all the memorable lines in this movie and gets to perform all the neat tricks like incinerate a subordinate who fails to retrieve the Cosmic Key. You want to root for He-Man, but you may find yourself pledging to the almighty Skeletor. Anyway, Dolph Lundgren himself isn't half-bad as the hero. He is suitably fit as He-Man; I think Lundgren fits the ideal look and Adonis physique that audiences expect of He-Man. Although his thick accent sometimes gets in the way of his dialogue, Lundgren makes for a fairly credible larger-than-life mythical superhero. Perhaps it was wise not to have Prince Adam appear in this movie because I don't believe Lundgren would have successfully pulled off that role. The other performers were sufficient. Some of the secondary characters added little to the plot, but the actors across the board did a satisfactory job with no abysmal acting. Among the more interesting performances was Meg Foster's depiction of Evil-Lyn as somebody who appears to have an admiration for if not downright infatuation with the dark lord Skeletor. Skeletor meanwhile seems to take full advantage of Evil-Lyn's unwavering loyalty to him. James Tolkan adds sardonic humor as the skeptical and smart-mouthed Lubic. Some bad guys learn too late not to take pot shots at a shotgun yielding Lubic. It's cute to see future cougar Courteney Cox in an early role as a teenager caught up in the adventure. I thought that Gwildor was unnecessarily annoying, but Billy Barty does a passable job. Gwildor is not a godawful character, but tries too hard to be the film's comic relief. Lubic on the other hand delivers his lines in a more deadpan manner, but he comes across as more natural and less forced than Gwildor. He's sarcastic, but he doesn't have to try hard to be sarcastic, it comes natural for him. Masters of the Universe also lacks the overt comical touches of the cartoon (Gwildor notwithstanding) and generally has a darker tone. It also has quite a bit of violence for a PG-rated flick, though most of the victims are those inept robot troopers. Despite that, I didn't really see anything in this movie that parents would find objectionable. One of the film's main highlights is the impressive, sweeping musical score heard throughout this motion picture. Renowned film composer Bill Conti creates a majestic symphony that gets the blood pumping. It's a superlative soundtrack with a breathtaking mix of thunderous beats and rousing tunes that rivals some of the greatest musical compositions heard in cinema. I love how Conti utilizes a full orchestra (courtesy of The Graunke Orchestra of Munich and led by conductor Harry Rabinowitz) to craft a masterpiece for the senses. The music soundtrack conveys the mood of the characters as they go through certain experiences such as Julie visiting her parents' gravesite and remembering when she heard about her parents' deaths and how her world has changed since, to Skeletor learning what's it like to attain Godlike powers. Conti's beautiful music also captures certain key moments from victorious triumphs to devastating setbacks. For example, I love the musical score that accompanies Skeletor making his way to what he feels is rightfully his: the throne of Castle Grayskull. One can sense a feeling of gloom as Skeletor is clearly emerging victorious. Yet, even though our heroes are outmatched and outnumbered, He-Man must lead a final decisive battle to reclaim Eternia for the righteous. You hear another great track by Conti during the march of Skeletor's troopers on the streets of California and the grand entrance of Skeletor himself as he arrives on planet Earth. Lots of orchestral brass utilized to create a militaristic, warlike theme evoking Holst. I actually enjoyed listening to the music and consider it one of my all-time favorite soundtracks. Some may feel Conti's music tries too hard to emulate John Williams, but this is exactly the type of music needed to make Masters of the Universe worthy of an exciting epic. Although it looks cheesy and out of date by today's standards, this movie still holds a very special place in my heart. I'll admit it; this film is probably little more than a 100 minute feature length toy commercial whose primary purpose is to sell the new line of He-Man action figures. I know; I've owned several of those action figures during my childhood. But, it's exactly what it sets out to be: a big screen, live action adaptation of a Saturday morning action cartoon. Overall, while far from perfect, Masters of the Universe is a fun-filled, action-packed way to spend your idle time. For all its faults, it has given me a lot of happy memories as a child. While I remain disappointed that it bears little resemblance to the cartoon that I've grown to love during my tender childhood years, it makes for a rollicking fantasy adventure. I admit I probably wouldn't have rated this film so highly if not for the nostalgic factor. But I still enjoy it just as much now as I did in my younger years. I acknowledge this film for what it is and won't lament for what it isn't. Masters of the Universe is meant to be viewed as lighthearted fun. The kind of movie you can kick back to and relax on a weekend afternoon when you want to escape from the drudgery that is the real world. It certainly helps to have lowered expectations. Masters of the Universe is also the kind of film that both the kids and grown-ups can watch together. And the film's themes are refreshingly clear-cut and unambiguous. Mainly, that good will always triumph over evil, and that if you believe in yourself, you are destined to do great things. Remember, "Live the journey, for each destination is but a doorway to another."
Matthew B (ca) wrote: Soul Man is about a white guy overdoses on tanning pills to make himself appear black so that he can use affirmative action to get into college. Yes that's the plot to this movie and I'm more shocked that such a film like this could exist, but sadly it dose and it's horrible. Who ever came up with the idea of Soul Man should be fired and never work on a movie ever again, because Soul Man is just trash. It's unfunny, tasteless, idiotic and straight up offensive.
Matthew D (ru) wrote: An exciting political thriller makes surprising, but worthy send off to the first Star Trek crew. The cast has fully matured and so has the story-telling, which hits just the right character and emotional beats. Clearly influenced by The Next Generation, which was well underway on TV, The Undiscovered Country provides a nice bridge in both story and style (and a much better passing of the torch than the subsequent movie), whilst still standing on its own as the best all-round effort for the original crew of the Enterprise.