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Immortal Combat

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Immortal Combat

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Roddy Piper, Sonny Chiba
genre:
ActionAdventure

We gave it a C-

In Immortal Combat, a decently lensed yet dishearteningly standard bruisefest, pro wrestling’s erstwhile maniacal Scot Roddy piper stars as a rule-bucking L.A. cop who battles chemically altered and all-but-indestructible muscleheads and gets to don loud sportswear. Too bad that chopsocky legend Sonny Chiba, in a rare English-language performance as Piper’s partner, is virtually unintelligible. At least Meg Foster, who’s gone a long way since starring as TV’s Hester Prynne, seems to relish her dragon lady role. C-