Review: Female Fight Club
DVD: Female Fight Club (2016)
With the witty first line of “1st rule of Female Fight Club…don’t watch Female Fight Club” already in my mind as I navigated the sparse DVD menu screen, I was mentally prepared for a low budget, low action, DTV bore fest that used a suggestive title and 80’s action star on its cover to lure in unsuspecting viewers. However, maybe it was my lowered expectations when pressing the ‘play’ button on the remote control, but Female Fight Club began to entertain me more with each passing minute.
Rebecca (Amy Johnston) is a former martial arts fighter who returns to the illegal underground fighting scene to help her sister Kate (Cortney Palm), who is in financial trouble and has found herself on the wrong side of underground fight promoter Landon Jones (Rey Goyos).
While training a female team of fighters, all of whom are hesitant to trade blows with top fighter Claire ‘The Bull’ (Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez), Rebecca also has to deal with her father Holt (Dolph Lundgren) being wrongly imprisoned…which conveniently keeps his screen time (and therefore budgetary expenses) down to a minimum.
Female Fight Club is a low budget movie and will certainly not appeal to the mainstream market. The acting is not too bad and Amy Johnston certainly has a certain onscreen presence that kept my attention, and the fight scenes, while appearing overly choreographed at times, have a punch to them (pun intended) that could well induce the odd wince from viewers. Having said that, if you want to see some even better female fighting, may I point you in the direction of Catfight, where the blood flows more freely and the punches hit harder.
So to conclude how I imagined I would begin; “1st rule of Female Fight Club…don’t watch Female Fight Club…unless you have a penchant for low budget fight movies”
Female Fight Club is released on 26th March 2018 and you can buy it by clicking HERE. ALL money raised by purchasing from Amazon via our website is given back to our listeners and followers in upcoming competition prizes. The more people buy, the bigger our prizes.