“Welcome back. It is time for you to defend your title in another fight in another fight to the death. Fight the current underground champion or your wife dies.” ‘Kickboxer: Retaliation’ continues where Kickboxer:Vengeance left off. It has now been 12 months since Kurt Sloan left Thailand vowing never to return. We pickup the story in a crowded sports arena with cheering fans where Kurt is now in a new battle – A title bout for the MMA World Championship title.
“They kidnapped your wife, you’re gonna have to start training.” Kurt is told he needs to fight a new formidable foe named Mongkut, who is a beast of a man, standing at 6’8″ and weighing in around 400lbs of solid muscle. This is a bout they know will bring in millions.
“You’ll have to learn how to fly. It’s go time.” Kurt is put through some of the most enduring training he has ever experienced to prepare him for the fight for his life. Despite the original Kickboxer having four sequels, this is the first time Jean-Claude Van Damme will appear in a sequel in the franchise and the first time the character of Kurt Sloan will once again be the lead character instead of being killed off as in the original Kickboxer 2.
“The strongest man doesn’t always win, but the smartest one does in ‘Kickboxer: Retaliation’ written and directed by Dimitri Logothetis. With a cast that includes Alain Moussi, Christopher Lambert, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Mike Tyson the sports drama is slated to be released in theaters January 26, 2018.
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