DOA: Dead or Alive

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"They're the ultimate fighters. They've got the looks. They've got the moves, and the men fall at their feet."
  • PG-13
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 4.8  (45,990)
  • 38

DOA: Dead or Alive is a 2006 action-packed movie full of fighting, adventure, and some humor. Starring Jaime Pressly, Devon Aoki, and Sarah Carter, the movie is based on a popular video game series known for its stunning graphics and intense gameplay. The plot of DOA: Dead or Alive revolves around a group of fighters from around the world who are invited to compete in a martial arts tournament on an isolated island. The tournament is being run by a wealthy sponsor named Donovan, who has his own hidden agenda for organizing the event. As the fighters arrive, they quickly realize that their hosts have ulterior motives and the tournament is far from what they expected.

The three main characters are introduced early in the film. Jaime Pressly plays Tina Armstrong, a former pro wrestler who is looking to prove to her father that she can be a successful fighter. Devon Aoki plays Kasumi, a ninja who is searching for her missing brother Hayate, who was last seen on the tournament's island. Sarah Carter plays Helena Douglas, a skilled fighter who is seeking revenge against Donovan for the death of her mother. Each character has their own motivation for entering the tournament and each has a unique fighting style.

As soon as the fighters set foot on the island, they are faced with a series of obstacles and challenges. The first challenge is to navigate their way through a jungle filled with traps and dangerous creatures. The island is also rigged with cameras and sensors, which monitor the fighters' every move. The tournaments' rules are strict, and the organizers will stop at nothing to ensure that the competition is won by their preferred fighters.

The action in DOA: Dead or Alive is non-stop from start to finish. The fight scenes are well choreographed, and the actors do an impressive job of performing their own stunts. Each fight is unique, and the audience is treated to a variety of fighting styles, including wrestling, karate, kung fu, and traditional Japanese fighting techniques. The fights are intense, but not overly violent, making this movie accessible to a broad audience.

DOA: Dead or Alive also has a humorous side, with witty one-liners and comic relief sprinkled throughout the film. There are some lighthearted moments, such as when two fighters are about to engage in battle, and they stop to frisk each other, revealing that they are actually wearing padding to protect themselves.

The movie's scenery is breathtaking, the island is beautiful and the camera work captures the stunning surroundings well. The movie's soundtrack is also noteworthy, with music from artists such as Kasabian, The Crystal Method, and Junkie XL.

In terms of character development, the movie does a decent job of developing the backstories of the main characters, but the focus is primarily on the action. The characters' relationships are also lightly explored. Tina and Kasumi, for example, form a bond as they team up to fight, despite their initial distrust of each other. Helena Douglas is given the least amount of development, but her cold and calculating demeanor is intriguing.

The climax of DOA: Dead or Alive is satisfying, with the final battles being exciting and well played out. The storylines are nicely tied up, with some surprises along the way. The movie's ending leaves the viewers with the feeling that all the fighters have learned something from their experiences on the island.

Overall, DOA: Dead or Alive is an enjoyable movie that delivers on its promises. With a great cast, stunning action scenes, beautiful scenery, and a touch of humor, this movie is perfect for fans of the video game series, martial arts enthusiasts or really anyone who enjoys a good bout of action.

DOA: Dead or Alive is a 2007 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.8 and a MetaScore of 38.

DOA: Dead or Alive
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    4.8  (45,990)
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