This supercharged adventure follows four modern day warriors
who learn they've been predestined from birth to defeat The
Shadowmen, an army of dark angels hell bent on the destruction
of the world. Leading the fight is Oz, a supernatural martial
arts master whose skills are tested to the limit...
idea for Invincible was conceived by director Jet Li
and Mel Gibson during the production of Lethal Weapon 4
as a mix of martial arts and Matrix-style imagery.
Initially planned as a TV series, the project ended up as
a TV movie, screened in the US last November so this is a
'direct to video' product. However, it's not all bad if you
like by-numbers action.
plot centres on a group of martial arts experts, brought together
by fate, who must recover a powerful stone tablet that has
the power to end the world before the forces of evil get their
hands on it. And to make matters more complex, it's been broken
in two. Good kick boxes evil's arse - often in slow motion
- while characters mutter mystic gibberish.
is flashy and frantic but don't be expecting too much in the
way of character development. But if martial arts are your
thing then this movie will probably provide an enjoyable distraction.