Virtual Combat

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  • R
  • 1995
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 4.1  (561)

Virtual Combat is a 1995 action-packed film directed by Andrew Stevens, featuring an impressive cast of martial artists including Don Wilson, Michael Bernardo, and Ken McLeod. The story is set in a dystopian future where virtual reality has fully consumed the real world, and the society is divided into two groups: the elite wealthy class and the oppressed class that has no access to the virtual world.

The protagonist of the film is Nick Corrigan (Don Wilson), an ex-soldier who experienced the horrors of war and is now a member of the oppressed class. Nick suffers from PTSD and spends his days in a virtual reality gaming arcade. There, he meets two other gamers: Kyle (Michael Bernardo) and Kyla (Dawn Ann Billings), who belong to the same oppressed class as him.

However, the story takes a dark and intense turn when Nick’s brother, Dean, gets kidnapped by the ruling elite class, in an attempt to create the ultimate virtual reality game, where players can face off against real opponents in life or death situations. The only way to save Dean is for Nick to participate in the game, which Nick and his friends quickly realize is rigged and impossible to win.

The film takes the audience on an adrenaline-fueled ride, filled with intense martial arts combat scenes and edge-of-your-seat action. The virtual reality gaming scenes are particularly impressive for their time, and the battle choreography is top-notch.

One standout scene features Don Wilson fighting off multiple opponents with unique weapons, showcasing his mastery of martial arts. Throughout the film, Wilson's character, Nick, is forced to face his inner demons and overcome his PTSD to save his brother and save the oppressed class from further oppression from the ruling elite.

The film's villain, Drexel (played by Ken McLeod), is a ruthless and sadistic leader of the ruling elite class who takes pleasure in tormenting and killing the oppressed. His performance is both chilling and convincing, adding another layer of depth to the already complex storyline.

Another notable aspect of the film is the inclusion of advanced technology that was ahead of its time, with virtual reality playing a significant role in the movie's plot. The concept of creating an ultimate virtual reality game with real-life combatants is eerily similar to modern-day VR technology trends, adding a nostalgic twist to the film's futuristic setting.

Overall, Virtual Combat is an underrated action film that deserves more recognition for its impressive martial arts choreography, creative storyline, and engaging characters. The film offers a unique blend of sci-fi and action, making it a must-watch for fans of both genres.

Virtual Combat is a 1995 science fiction movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.1.

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    1 hr 30 min
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    4.1  (561)