Very often, a simple premise stands a film in good stead. Less is more, goes the adage. In BLOODMATCH, however, less is virtually nothing.
Fleeing across a wasteland, an unidentified man is caught by his pursuer and battered martial-arts style. We know not who either is, where they came from, or why the beating must be so severe. The runner is tortured by the smug sadist into naming three men and a woman who, five years earlier,
committed a dirty deed. This transgression, we learn, was the blackmail and career ruination of the assailant's brother, a kickboxing champion. The surviving sibling, Brick Bardo (Thom Mathews), is now a self-proclaimed avenger, dead se...