The Great Movie Re-Watch
David C. Wilson
Professor Toru Tanaka
An expert in “kenpo” karate avenges his Koreatown friend, slain by a mobster in Los Angeles.
Obligatory, The Perfect Weapon is one of my husband’s movies. I swear I do like action movies. It’s just that he likes a lot of older ones, and that’s where we’re at.
I’ve seen The Perfect Weapon once before, but I’ve forgotten it all. Thankfully, it’s completely predictable, so I knew exactly what was going to happen. I enjoyed it, mainly because Jeff Speakman was a pleasure to look at, except his hair, which did nothing for me. His chest hair was perfect, though. Seriously men, give me some chest hair.
I also liked that there wasn’t really a romantic subplot. I’ve mentioned before that’s one of my least favorite parts of action movies. However, I would have liked it if there was more than one female character. The fact that she didn’t even say anything in the entire movie made things worse. The only other women mentioned were two mothers, and they were both dead. Come on, that was ridiculous.
The dad in this movie was a complete dick, and I kept cheering when Speakman walked away from him. Who kicks their teenage son out of the house??? What an asshole. I wasn’t a fan of the brother either, but mainly because I only saw his character in Touched By an Angel every time I looked at him.
Speakman was a tiger and was supposed to find the dragon inside of him. Basically, he had no control or wisdom and needed to learn those things. When he didn’t kill the bad guy, in the end, that was supposed to signal he’d found the dragon. The bar was set very low for him, apparently.
The Perfect Weapon was a decent movie, and I can see why my husband enjoys it. The music was perfect 90s, and the intro made me laugh, so all in all, I liked it.