Well Go USA is quickly becoming the undisputed leader in martial-arts and import films. Almost every one of their titles I have reviewed, I have liked. Today’s film, THE WRATH OF VAJRA, continues this tradition. In addition to excellent production quality, this film is riveting in its intensity and contains some downright awesome fight sequences.
I like the concept of kidnapping your enemy’s children and training them to be assassins for you. It’s dark and evil, a deeply disturbing idea that only a cunning genius could conceive. I’m not sure if this film is based on fact, but I would be very interested to find out.
THE WRATH OF VAJRA is shot very well and looks great onscreen. I believe they used a RED camera to film it, therefore the fight scenes in the rain look stunning. The rest of the production value is high, and the result is a very enjoyable movie experience.
The acting is pretty good, but the sole performance I did not enjoy is that of the child who portrays Little Brother (I cannot find the actor’s name for some reason). He spends most of the movie crying, which is understandable given the situation, but his tears get annoying very quickly. I found myself grimacing whenever he came onscreen.
But thankfully, the story and the action in THE WRATH OF VAJRA make up for that minor annoyance. The drama behind the story helps fan the flames of the action sequences when they heat up, and there’s plenty of them. I love the fighting in this film, and I look forward to seeing more of the lead actors (Xing Yu and Steve Yoo) in future films.
I greatly enjoyed THE WRATH OF VAJRA, and I suggest you give it a look if you’re looking for high-speed martial-arts action. Be sure and check it out on Blu-ray in order to get the full HD experience; you won’t regret it. The film is available now in a variety of formats.