Triple Threat is one of the movies that is like a martial arts movie fans best dream. You take 3 of the baddest dudes on the Asian Martial Arts scene, and you put them up against a bunch of badass guys from the West. It was an aggressive project that started out about 3-4 years ago, and it finally came together.
So last night I saw Triple Threat here in Nashville. It had a 1-night only showing at select movie theaters here in the United States, and it will come out video on demand on March 22. I want to give you guys my initial impressions, and I will post a FULL REVIEW of the movie with spoilers this weekend after y'all have had a chance to check it out for yourself on Friday or Saturday.
It's not "The Asian Expendables" because this movie is better than The Expendables. It's funny. It makes you think. There's some sad parts, but it's dope. Like I hope someone takes notice of what Jesse Johnson pulled together and throws him a bigger budget to make more movies like this one because it is so good.
Y'all won't even believe that this entire movie was filmed in 6 weeks total time. I know it took him a year to edit the movie, but I just told y'all about the other movies he also did with Scott Adkins. Those movies, with the exception of Avengement, all came out in 2017. Triple Threat was ready, but the studios sat on it for a year.
When you see this movie, just remember, they shot it in 6-weeks. Tim Man choreographed the fights, and he was in charge of directing all of the fight scenes.
So I want to give a shout out to all the actors-- Celina Jade playing Tien Xiao Xian, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, and Tiger Chen as our heroes-- this is the first time you've had a group of Asian heroes coming together and fighting a bunch of badguys from the West. On the other side, there's Michael Jai White, Scott Adkins, UFC champ Michael Bisping, Jeeja Yanin, Ron Smoorenburg, and Dominique Vandenberg.
These guys did a great job coming together to work through some rather interesting conditions filming in Thailand-- I really appreciate them, Jesse, Tim, and everyone else who played smaller roles--including the 100 extras, all the other stunt people, and the folks working behind the scenes to make this film happen.